CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to renew their licenses, Professional Engineers in Florida are required to complete 18 continuing education (CE) course hours every two years. You can count on ACEC Florida to help you sort through the requirements and find the courses right for you. Visit our Continuing Education calendar to find a number of affordable programs and products that allow you to grow your technical expertise, improve your leadership skills, and help keep your career on track.

Continuing Education Calendar

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.

FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE – Section 61G15‐22.010 Qualifying Activities for Laws and Rules Requirements

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.

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
  • We encourage you to take an Advanced Building Code course on the seventh edition of the Florida Building Code (FBC), which goes into effect at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020, particularly if your area of practice includes compliance with ADA requirements and/or any other aspects governed by the FBC. – Additional Information.
  • 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.

FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE – Section 61G15‐22.003 Qualifying Activities for Area of Practice Requirement

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
    • We encourage you to take an Advanced Building Code course on the seventh edition of the Florida Building Code (FBC), which goes into effect at midnight on Dec. 31, 2020, particularly if your area of practice includes compliance with ADA requirements and/or any other aspects governed by the FBC. – Additional Information.
  • 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.

Individual Professional Engineer and Renewal certificates are available for purchase in our online store. For more information on licensure renewal, please contact the Florida Board of Professional Engineers at 850-521-0500 or visit fbpe.org.