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Laws and Rules Update for Florida PEs (Approved Course #0010134) – 1 Hour
Chapter 61G15-34 of the Florida Administrative Code relates to “responsibility rules” for mechanical engineers. The responsibility rules are found in Chapters 61G15-30 through 61G15-36, F.A.C.
These rules help in identifying and maintaining a minimum standard of care. They eliminate the question of what a “reasonable professional” would do and will help with the avoidance of disciplinary actions. As a Florida professional engineer, it is important to know what these minimum standards are as failure to comply with these responsibility rules may be considered non compliance and can result in disciplinary action. The remainder of these responsibility rules can be found at: http://fbpe.org/legal/statutes-and-rules/
Ethical Professional Obligations for Florida PEs (Approved Course #0010135) – 1 Hour
This course will present essential principles from the 2019 Publication of the National Society of Professional Engineers’ (NSPE) Code of Ethics for Engineers. The NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers was selected for its broad scope which can be applied to all fields of engineering from electrical to mechanical to chemical. If licensees would like to read the full Code of Ethics for Engineers, this document can be found on the NSPE’s website: https://www.nspe.org/
While this course will provide engineers with a proper review of ethical practice, it is ultimately the responsibility of every engineer who practices this profession to apply these principles to their daily work. Engineers must hold themselves to the highest ethical standard in order to protect their profession and do honor to themselves. Furthermore, abiding by a high standard of ethics does honor to fellow engineers and protects the welfare of the general public. When an engineer violates the standards of ethical practice, there are consequences which go beyond tarnishing the engineer’s reputation. The law also punishes those who do not abide by these principles.
Analysis of Changes to the Florida Building Code 7th Edition: An Advanced Course (Approved Course #CRS2944) – 2 Hours
This 2-hour advanced course on the 7th Edition of the Florida Building Code, Building provides an analysis of a selection of important changes made to the Florida Building Code during the transition from the 6th Edition to the 7th Edition. The changes featured in this course have been designated by the Florida Building Commission as some of the most significant and impactful changes to the Code. While completing this course, it is especially important to note that the Florida Building Code 6th Edition was based off the 2015 International Building Code while the Florida Building Code 7th Edition is based off the 2018 International Building Code. The Florida Building Code 7th Edition replaced the Florida Building Code 6th Edition on 12/31/2020.
This course, Analysis of Changes to the Florida Building Code 7th Edition: An Advanced Course, is provided in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) for the required Advanced Florida Building Code Module.
Please bear in mind that while this course is designed to cover some of the most significant changes from the 6th Edition to the 7th Edition of the Code, it does not cover every change between the Codes. Building professionals will have their own areas of expertise making it essential that every architect, engineer, and contractor carefully study the code sections that most affect and pertain to their professional practice.
Total Hours: 4