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The Florida Statutes

The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 471
ENGINEERING
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Section 471.031, Florida Statutes 2003

471.031  Prohibitions; penalties.--

(1)  A person may not:

(a)  Practice engineering unless the person is licensed under this chapter;

(b)  Use the name or title "professional engineer" or any other title, designation, words, letters, abbreviations, or device tending to indicate that such person holds an active license as an engineer when the person is not licensed under this chapter, including, but not limited to, the following titles: "agricultural engineer," "air-conditioning engineer," "architectural engineer," "building engineer," "chemical engineer," "civil engineer," "control systems engineer," "electrical engineer," "environmental engineer," "fire protection engineer," "industrial engineer," "manufacturing engineer," "mechanical engineer," "metallurgical engineer," "mining engineer," "minerals engineer," "marine engineer," "nuclear engineer," "petroleum engineer," "plumbing engineer," "structural engineer," "transportation engineer," "software engineer," "computer hardware engineer," or "systems engineer";

(c)  Present as his or her own the license of another;

(d)  Give false or forged evidence to the board or a member thereof;

(e)  Use or attempt to use a license that has been suspended, revoked, or placed on inactive or delinquent status;

(f)  Employ unlicensed persons to practice engineering; or

(g)  Conceal information relative to violations of this chapter.

(2)  Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

History.--ss. 14, 42, ch. 79-243; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 47, ch. 83-329; ss. 9, 14, 15, ch. 89-30; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 215, ch. 94-119; s. 335, ch. 97-103; s. 41, ch. 2000-356; s. 28, ch. 2002-299.

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