Purpose and effect is to set standards for continuing education courses on Florida laws and rules governing the practice of engineering.  


  • RULE NO: RULE TITLE
    61G15-22.0105: Standard for Laws and Rules Course Providers
    PURPOSE AND EFFECT: Purpose and effect is to set standards for continuing education courses on Florida laws and rules governing the practice of engineering.
    SUMMARY: Standards for continuing education courses on Florida laws and rules governing the practice of engineering are established.
    SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
    Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
    SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 455.213(6), 455.2178, 455.2179, 471.008, 471.017(3), 471.019 FS.
    LAW IMPLEMENTED: 455.213(6), 455.2177, 455.2178, 455.2179, 471.008, 471.017(3), 471.019 FS.
    IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
    THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Paul Martin, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers, 2507 Callaway Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:

    61G15-22.0105 Standard for Laws and Rules Course Providers.

    Each course provider approved by the Board to conduct courses in Florida Laws and rules must meet the requirements of Rule 61G15-22.011 and submit the documentation of the following:

    (1) Course materials; and

    (2) Course content that includes

    (a) Rules adopted, amended or repealed during the immediately preceding biennium;

    (b) Changes to Chapters 455 and 471, F.S. made by the legislature during the preceding biennium;

    (c) Case law concerning Chapter 471, F.S.;

    (d) A list of resources used to develop the course content;

    (e) Application of the provisions of Chapter 471, F.S., to individual disciplinary cases and unlicensed practice cases during the immediately preceding biennium.

    (3) Qualifications of the instructor(s), including a curriculum vitae of the instructor(s), which must demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter and one of the following:

    (a) Licensure as a professional engineer;

    (b) Licensure as an attorney in the State of Florida.

    (4) A provider making application to offer interactive distance learning must also submit documents indicating the following:

    (a) The means by which the course will demonstrate the ability to interact between the student and course provider by providing answers to inquiries within two business days. The interaction must promote student involvement, and demonstrate that the course measures learning and addresses comprehension of content at regular intervals;

    (b) The means by which the course provider is able to monitor student enrollment, participation and course completion;

    (c) The means by which the course provider will be able to satisfactorily demonstrate that stated course hours are consistent with the actual hours spent by each student to complete the course;

    (d) The means by which the provider will assure qualified instructor(s) will be available to answer questions and provide students with necessary support during the duration of the course; and

    (e) That the student will be required to complete a statement that indicates that he/she personally completed each module/session of instruction.

    Specific Authority 455.213(6), 455.2178, 455.2179, 471.008, 471.017(3), 471.019 FS. Law Implemented 455.213(6), 455.2177, 455.2178, 455.2179, 471.008, 471.017(3), 471.019 FS. History– New_______.


    NAME OF PERSON ORIGINATING PROPOSED RULE: Board of Professional Engineers
    NAME OF SUPERVISOR OR PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED RULE: Board of Professional Engineers
    DATE PROPOSED RULE APPROVED BY AGENCY HEAD: June 14, 2006
    DATE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT PUBLISHED IN FAW: May 20, 2005

Document Information

Comments Open:
8/4/2006
Summary:
Standards for continuing education courses on Florida laws and rules governing the practice of engineering are established.
Purpose:
Purpose and effect is to set standards for continuing education courses on Florida laws and rules governing the practice of engineering.
Rulemaking Authority:
455.213(6), 455.2178, 455.2179, 471.008, 471.017(3), 471.019 FS.
Law:
455.213(6), 455.2177, 455.2178, 455.2179, 471.008, 471.017(3), 471.019 FS.
Contact:
Paul Martin, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers, 2507 Callaway Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Related Rules: (1)
61G15-22.0105. Approval of Continuing Education Courses in Laws and Rules