This is a self-paced course, which allows you to complete the material anytime, from anywhere, and has been approved by the FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), Florida Board of Engineers (FBPE). The 18 hour continuing education package includes everything you need for you renewal and is available for all 18 hours:
- 16 Hours of Engineering CE credits (course #0010218)
- 1 Hour of Ethics (course #0010349, author: Larry Leiby Esq.)
- 1 Hour of Laws and Rules (course #0010348, author: Larry Leiby Esq.)
This course was written by industry experts and has received tremendous praise by past customers for being highly engaging and informative. Completion of this course results in immediate access to your "certificate of completion."
Provider License # 664, Provider # 0006896
Course Details & Benefits:
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This self-paced course is broken down into modules and can be started/stopped at anytime. At the end of the course, there will be a quiz that will require a score of 70% or better in order to pass/complete the course. If you answer a question incorrectly, the correct answer is provided. You have unlimited attempts to achieve a 70% on the Final Quiz.
Starting From the Bottom
When a floor collapses or when mold appears on it, we can be sure of one thing. Such problems likely began when poor choices were made selecting materials, from the level of the grade to the level of the finished floor. Like the problems they spawn, choices made in proper or improper floor design, begin at the bottom and work their way upward. This portion of the course takes a systematic look at decisions made in choosing specific components of construction, from the ground to the top of the first finished floor. Those choices need to be sound and dependable, since the top of that floor is the base upon which the rest of the enclosure will rest.
Sound Advice for Acoustics
Unwanted sound impacts and affects inhabitants of our created spaces. If it is not already, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers. Attesting to increasing regulatory focus on noise, is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics. Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. This portion of the course was written to do just that. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can be altered, and how success in the manipulation of sound is measured. Known design strategies are discussed for controlling sound moving; from exterior to interior spaces, from interior spaces to adjacent spaces, within interior spaces, through structural components, and through building systems. Design considerations are outlined for numerous common building functions. Finally, acoustic codes and guidelines in existence now, are listed for consideration.
Less Power to You - Designing for Energy Efficiency
Many steps that can be taken, both during the design process and after structures are completed, to reduce the use of energy. These include passive steps like insulating and tightening the building envelope. In line with this is installing more efficient doors, windows and skylights which are normally holes in those envelopes. In the design phases, choices can be made while positioning buildings on site, to strategically allow or preclude solar gain, admit or deny natural ventilation and maximize or minimize shade as needed for different seasons. After all has been accomplished that can be done to passively minimize energy use, active technologies can be installed to recapture energy or generate power for internal use or storage. Whatever the reason behind them, this portion of the course encourages and examines the impact of decisions and methods to conserve energy. Because all such actions ultimately result in a desirable preservation of natural resources.
Drier by Design - Designing to Keep Water Out
With erosion paths cut into solid rock as solid evidence, water in various forms contains immense power to eat away or destroy whatever is in its path. Whether it takes a year, two hundred or ten thousand, without intervention, water can and will destroy our man-made structures. Once a problem develops that opens a pathway for intrusion, one rainy season can render a building unsuitable for human use. We have the knowledge and tools to combat such destruction of our structures. We implement counterattacks in the design stage, during construction, and afterwards with proactive maintenance. But the battle against water begins in the design phase. Moisture resistance principles and methods are discussed in a systematic fashion, as in one building system at a time. Fundamentals are first covered including basic principles of water behavior, and the multiple paths it takes while invading buildings. A thorough knowledge of how destruction begins and escalates, drives the known design principles and material decisions used to stop such migration. Then practical solutions are discussed in detail.
Advanced Wind Mitigation Methodologies
Law for Florida Engineers
Ethics for Florida Engineers
The majority of this course was written by an industry expert, Paul Spite, a registered architect for nearly forty years. After graduating from Ball State University with two degrees, one in Architecture and one in Environmental Design, Paul worked as a construction manager and facility manager, gaining a wide range of practical knowledge about the buildings he designs. Through his passion for teaching, he passes on his knowledge and experience to students in an interesting, easy to understand format.
Our expert instructor for the Law and Ethics portions of this course, Larry Leiby is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil mediator handling construction and commercial disputes. He is active as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, adjunct professor teaching construction law at Florida International University College of Law, and author. He is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He is certified as an international mediator by the International Mediation Institute. He has been a presenter at legal education seminars for the ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, the Florida Bar, the Construction Superconference (San Francisco, 2014), the University of Miami, the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and numerous construction trade associations. He is on the panel of AAA Construction Arbitrators since 1981.
Upon completion of the course, your certificate is immediately available for download.
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Professional Engineers licensed in Florida must take 18 continuing education (CE) course hours every two years in order to renew their licenses.
Of the 18 hours, one hour must relate to the Florida laws and rules of Professional Engineers, one hour must relate to professional ethics, and four hours must relate to area of practice. The remaining 12 hours may be related to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering.
Beginning with the 2018 license renewal, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will be moving the Construction Industry Licensing Board & Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board to a paperless licensing system. If you have any questions, please contact the DBPR Customer Contact Center at (850) 487-1395, as agents are fully equipped to handle any inquiries.
Paperless licensing adds value for our licensees in the following ways:
- They will now have the ability to print licenses "on demand" rather than waiting for a license to be mailed. This is true for both new applications as well as renewals, and will allow them to get their license faster and get to work more quickly.
- Licensees will never have to pay for a duplicate license again, saving them money.
- A licensee can print multiple copies of their license, giving them more flexibility.
For instruction on renewing, please click here.
For instructions on self-printing, please click here.
To visit the state site for more information, please click here.
FBPE conducts a random continuing-education verification audit of its licensees in June following a renewal cycle. If you are selected as part of the audit you will be notified by the Board and be required to provide proof of completion of all hours related to your continuing education for that last renewal cycle. If you have any questions regarding record retention of CE hours or reporting please contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500, ext. 113, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Leisure will issue you a certificate of completion immediately upon course completion. Save this certificate for your records in case you get audited.