Florida Engineering Law and Rules

Dive into the intricacies of Florida Law and that pertain to engineering.

One Hour


Provider Approval Information

  • FBPE Florida Board of Professional Engineers Provider #0009623
  • CE Broker #50-32681 Michigan Board Of Professional Engineers

Valid in states that do not issue Providership designations.

This class provides engineers practicing in Florida with essential knowledge regarding the legal framework and regulations that govern their profession.

Learn about licensing requirements, ethical standards, and regulations specific to the state. Stay updated with recent legal amendments and case studies, ensuring compliance and ethical conduct in your engineering career. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a new graduate, this course equips you with essential knowledge to navigate the legal landscape of engineering in Florida.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE).
  • Identify Florida Engineering Practice Act (Chapter 471, Florida Statutes).
  • Recall Administrative Rules (Chapter 61G15, Florida Administrative Code).
  • State the Ethics and Professional Conduct in Engineering.
  • List Legal Liabilities and Responsibilities of Engineers.
  • Identify Contracts and Agreements in Engineering Practice.
  • Recall Environmental Regulations in Engineering.
  • Define Construction Law for Engineers.

Who will Benefit from this Class

  • Professional Engineers (PEs)
    Licensed professional engineers in Florida, regardless of their specialization, must have a comprehensive understanding of state-specific laws and rules governing their practice.
  • Civil Engineers
    Civil engineers working on infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, and water systems, benefit from knowledge about Florida's engineering regulations to ensure project compliance.
  • Mechanical Engineers
    Mechanical engineers involved in HVAC systems, machinery, and mechanical systems must understand the legal requirements to guarantee safety and compliance in their designs.
  • Electrical Engineers
    Electrical engineers working on power distribution, control systems, and electrical infrastructure need to adhere to Florida's regulations to ensure the safety and reliability of electrical systems.
  • Structural Engineers
    Structural engineers dealing with building designs and renovations must comply with Florida's laws to ensure the structural integrity of buildings and ensure public safety.
  • Environmental Engineers
    Environmental engineers working on environmental impact assessments, pollution control, and remediation projects need to understand Florida's regulations related to environmental engineering.
  • Transportation Engineers
    Transportation engineers involved in traffic management, road design, and public transportation projects must adhere to Florida's engineering laws and rules for efficient and safe transportation systems.
  • Geotechnical Engineers
    Geotechnical engineers working on soil analysis, foundation design, and land development projects need to follow Florida's regulations to ensure the stability and safety of structures.
  • Water Resources Engineers
    Water resources engineers involved in water supply, wastewater management, and drainage projects must comply with Florida's laws related to water engineering.
  • Engineering Consultants
    Engineering consultants providing expert advice and analysis to clients in Florida must be well-versed in the state's engineering laws and rules to offer accurate and compliant services.


Class completions are reported to the DBPR.

This course includes:

  • Virtual Access From Any Computer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competitive Pricing
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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The class will be available for twelve months after the date of purchase.

No. Maintaining a record of completed Professional Development Hours (Continuing Education Units) is the responsibility of the professional. Your Education Pathways online account will have a history of the classes that you have taken but you should retain a copy of your certificates of completion.

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