8
Jul

Florida’s Construction Industry Licensing Board

General Terms In the State of Florida, in general the term “contractor” means the person who is qualified for, and shall only be responsible for, the project contracted for and means, except as exempted in this part, the person who, for compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or herself or by […]

16
Jun

THE PROPER DISPLAY OF FLORIDA REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

On Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website, in the Division of Real Estate the following information was given:  Florida’s real estate appraisers are being reminded of Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code (rule) requirements for the proper display of appraiser designations and license numbers.  While there have been many recent changes to the […]

15
Jun

Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation’s BROWARD COUNTY INVESTIGATION UNCOVERS $2 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME

It was announced by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation’s (OFR) Bureau of Financial Investigations uncovered a mortgage fraud scheme of more than $2 million. The alleged crimes were perpetrated by three straw buyers, Susana Marrero, Keith Walker, and Pricila Mercado; one Florida licensed attorney, Roland Cherasard; and a title agent, Leona Womack.  All five […]

15
Jun

BROWARD TITLE LAWYER CHARGED IN MORTGAGE SCHEME

Florida’s Office of Financial Regualtion announced that attorney Peter N. Price, 49, of Hollywood, pled guilty to a criminal information charging him with making false statements to HUD, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. In addition, Price agreed to make restitution to Stewart Title Guaranty, the victim of his fraud, in the […]

9
Jun

Florida Real Estate License Information

The following information was obtained from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Website: Real Estate License Renewal Information All licensees must comply with post-licensing or continuing education requirements and pay necessary renewal fees to maintain your real estate license.  This also applies to those licensees with a suspended license. In support of the […]

7
Jun

Florida’s Department of Health Investigative Services Unit or ISU

The ISU investigates complaints against health care practitioners and facilities/establishments which are regulated by the Florida Department of Health, and investigates complaints against individuals practicing without a health care license in the State of Florida.  The Investigative Services Unit (ISU) functions as the investigative arm of the Florida Department of Health, a Division of Medical […]

4
May

FLORIDA DIVISION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING

Questions – Regarding Complaints Against CPA’s   1.         Can I search for someone’s license ? Yes, you can in two ways: You can call by telephone to Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395 or there is a licensing portal at www.myfloridalicense.com, click Search for a License, 2.         How do I know for sure that my “accountant” is a CPA? […]

2
May

Florida Division of Certified Public Accounting

The Florida divison for the regulation of Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s), and accounting firms in the State of Florida, is within Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation or DBPR.  The applications to sit for the CPA license, original Florida licensure applications, licensure by endorsement applications, reactivation of a delinquent  or inactive CPA license, temporary […]

27
Apr

FLORIDA NURSES PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

    The following are freqently asked questions regarding prior criminal offenses for nurses in the State of Florida.  Q: Do I have to report charges if I completed a period of probation and the charges were dismissed or closed? A: Yes. Offenses must be reported to the Board even if you received a suspended […]

27
Apr

FREC Florida Real Estate Commission

The Florida Real Estate Commission, also known as FREC, is made up of seven members and meets monthly. The commission meeting is usually the third Wednesday of the month and the Tuesday immediately preceding the third Wednesday. The FREC administers and enforces the real estate license law, Chapter 475, Part I, of the Florida Statutes. The Commission also passes rules […]