At the last FBPE board meeting held in Daytona on October 2nd, there was discussion regarding the elimination of the Certificate of Authorization (CA) and the creation of a Registry that went into effect on October 1st, 2019.
The following is a summary of the main discussion points:
The new Registry should have automatically migrated current information from the CA database, and the Registry number is the same number that used to be the CA number.
Current technology and database search capabilities allow for verification of an organization’s authorization to provide engineering services by firm name and/or address even if there is no number, so the inclusion of the registry number on submittals is optional.
There will be no disciplinary action for omitting the number on future submittals.
The Board understands that there is going to be a transition period because of deliverables that were already under preparation prior to October 1st, 2019.
Verify your registry number migrated properly on the DBPR website.
All deliverables for projects started prior to October 1 should continue to include the CA number in the title and signature blocks, because those were the rules in effect at the time.
For all submittals started on or after October 1st, the registry number is NOT required and there is no disciplinary action for omitting the number.
However, since many permitting agencies and jurisdictions are used to seeing a number for your organization, you may want to replace the “CA” block in your title blocks and signature lines with the word “Registry” if they want it included.
Read all of the Proposed 61G15 Rule Changes by clicking the button below.
I encourage all of you to visit the www.fbpe.org website for additional updates and information on all the proposed changes.
The next FBPE rules committee meeting is on November 6th.
If you have any comments/questions/clarifications, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to November 1st and we will present them accordingly to the committee.