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Continuing Education Requirements for Professional Engineers

Laws & Rules

Licensees are required to obtain one (1) hour of continuing education focusing on Florida’s professional engineering laws (F.S. 471) and rules (F.A.C. 61G15). This hour can be obtained by:

  • Successfully completing an FBPE approved laws & rules course from an FBPE approved CE provider,
  • Serving on the Florida Board of Professional Engineers,
  • Serving as a consultant engineer used by the Board in the resolution of Board business, including rule -making and prosecution of discipline cases and complaints, or
  • Serving as a member of the Legislature or as an elected state or local official.

Ethics

Licensees are required to obtain one (1) hour of continuing education focusing on ethics for professional engineers. These courses are expected to cover the basic engineering canons. This hour can be obtained by:

  • Successfully completing an FBPE approved ethics course from an FBPE approved CE provider,
  • Serving on the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, or
  • Serving as a member of the Legislature or as an elected state or local official.

Areas of Practice

Licensees are required to obtain four (4) hours of continuing education focusing on each licensee’s particular area(s) of practice. These hours can be obtained by:

  • Successfully completing an “Advanced” Florida Building Code course approved by the FBPE within the disciplines of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical or general engineering; or
  • Presenting or attending seminars, in-house or non-classroom courses, workshops, or professional or technical presentations made at meetings, webinars, conventions, or conferences, including those presented by vendors provided the vendor is an FBPE approved CE provider.

Topics Pertinent to the Practice of Engineering

The remaining twelve (12) hours of continuing education may correlate to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering. These hours can be obtained in the following ways:

  • Up to 4 hours may be earned by serving as an officer or actively participating on a committee of a board -recognized professional or technical engineering society;
  • Complete an “Advanced” Florida Building Code course approved by the FBPE within the disciplines of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical or general engineering; or
  • Presenting or attending seminars, in-house or non-classroom courses, workshops, or professional or technical presentations made at meetings, webinars, conventions, or conferences, including those presented by vendors provided the vendor is an FBPE approved CE provider.

Reporting Rules for Licensure Renewal

Continuing education providers such as the Florida Engineering Society no longer report PDHs on behalf of professional engineers.

61G15-22.006: Demonstrating Compliance.

  1. In order to demonstrate compliance, licensees must attest to completion of the continuing education requirements upon licensure renewal. The Board will audit at random a number of licensees as is necessary to assure that the continuing education requirements are met.
  2. The licensee shall retain such receipts, vouchers, certificates, or other papers as may be necessary to document completion of the continuing education pursuant to an audit for four years from the date of completion of the continuing education activity. In addition, the Board shall use attendance information submitted by the provider to determine whether licensees can demonstrate compliance.

FES will continue to process and issue certificates to our members and other customers, as well as retain these records in the individual’s record. For more information on licensure renewal, please contact the Florida Board of Professional Engineers at 850-521-0500 or visit www.fbpe.org.


Course Accreditation

Our FBPE Approved Exempt Provider number is #0003823.