471.033 Disciplinary proceedings.--
(1) The following acts constitute grounds for which the
disciplinary actions in subsection (3) may be taken:
(a) Violating any provision of s. 455.227(1), s. 471.025, or s.
471.031, or any other provision of this chapter or rule of the board
(b) Attempting to procure a license to practice engineering by
bribery or fraudulent misrepresentations.
(c) Having a license to practice engineering revoked, suspended,
or otherwise acted against, including the denial of licensure, by
the licensing authority of another state, territory, or country, for
any act that would constitute a violation of this chapter or chapter
(d) Being convicted or found guilty of, or entering a plea of
nolo contendere to, regardless of adjudication, a crime in any
jurisdiction which directly relates to the practice of engineering
or the ability to practice engineering.
(e) Making or filing a report or record that the licensee knows
to be false, willfully failing to file a report or record required
by state or federal law, willfully impeding or obstructing such
filing, or inducing another person to impede or obstruct such
filing. Such reports or records include only those that are signed
in the capacity of a registered engineer.
(f) Advertising goods or services in a manner that is
fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading in form or content.
(g) Engaging in fraud or deceit,
negligence, incompetence, or misconduct, in the practice of
(h) Violating chapter 455.
(i) Practicing on a revoked, suspended, inactive, or delinquent
(j) Affixing or permitting to be affixed his or her seal, name,
or digital signature to any final drawings, specifications, plans,
reports, or documents that were not prepared by him or her or under
his or her responsible supervision, direction, or control.
(k) Violating any order of the board or department previously
entered in a disciplinary hearing.
(2) The board shall specify, by rule, what acts or omissions
constitute a violation of subsection (1).
(3) When the board finds any person guilty of any of the grounds
set forth in subsection (1), it may enter an order imposing one or
more of the following penalties:
(a) Denial of an application for licensure.
(b) Revocation or suspension of a license.
(c) Imposition of an administrative fine not to exceed $1,000
for each count or separate offense and a fine of up to $5,000 for
matters pertaining to a material violation of the Florida Building
Code as reported by a local jurisdiction.
(d) Issuance of a reprimand.
(e) Placement of the licensee on probation for a period of time
and subject to such conditions as the board may specify.
(f) Restriction of the authorized scope of practice by the
(4) The management corporation shall
reissue the license of a disciplined engineer or business upon
certification by the board that the disciplined person has complied
with all of the terms and conditions set forth in the final order.