On the Florida Board of Professional Engineers’ website,  it is written that the Florida Board of Professional Engineers is established under Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, and is comprised of eleven members, nine of whom are Professional Engineers and two of whom are laypersons who are not and never have been engineers or members of any closely related profession or occupation.  Of the nine who are Professional Engineers, three must be civil engineers, one must be an electrical engineer, one must be a mechanical engineer, one must be in engineering education, one must be a structural engineer, one must be an industrial engineer and one must be from any discipline of practice other than civil engineering.  All members are appointed by the Governor for terms of four years each.

The Florida Legislature found that it was necessary, in the interest of public health and safety, to regulate the practice of engineering in the State of Florida and thus created Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, the Engineering Registration Law.  Under this law, the Florida Board of Professional Engineers is responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, licensing qualified applicants, and regulating the practice of engineering throughout the state.

The webpage goes on to remind us that the Florida Board of Professional Engineers meets six times a year in locations around the state.  The schedule of meetings can be found on this website under the heading Calendar.  All meetings of the Board are open to the public.  Licensees and members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This information was obtained from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers website.

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