2021-23 Florida Ethics: Case Study of Disciplinary Actions
This ethics course provides a general overview of Florida Statutes and Administrative Code governing the practice of engineering in the state of Florida.
This ethics course provides a general overview of Florida Statutes and Administrative Code governing the practice of engineering in the state of Florida. A summary of the FBPE's complaints process, continuing educational requirements, and an overview of the most common and recent disciplinary action rulings against PEs and non-engineers.
This course was approved by the Florida State Board of PEs for the 2021-2023 renewal cycle.
Florida Statutes (FS) and Administrative Code (FAC)
FBPE’s Complaints Dept.
Who can file a complaint?
Anonymous and malicious “Bad Faith” complaints
Access to public records concerning disciplinary actions
Licensees convicted of a crime in any jurisdiction
CE Requirements in the State of Florida
The most common reason for disciplinary actions by FBPE
Typical rulings and fines imposed upon licensee
Suspended license to practice
Voluntary relinquishment of license to practice
Licensee failed to respond to the administrative complaint
Negligence in the practice of engineering (material deficiencies)
Being disciplined due to criminal activity
Engineering with a delinquent or suspended license
Violating order of the Board
The unlicensed or unlawful practice of engineering
Intended Audience: This course is intended for all actively licensed Professional Engineers practicing within the state of Florida.
Publication Source: original content by Donald W. Parnell, PE