§ 471.001 Purpose
§ 471.003 Qualifications for practice; exemptions
§ 471.0035 Instructors in postsecondary educational institutions; exemption from licensure requirement
§ 471.005 Definitions
§ 471.007 Board of Professional Engineers
§ 471.008 Rulemaking authority
§ 471.009 Board headquarters
§ 471.011 Fees
§ 471.013 Examinations; prerequisites
§ 471.015 Licensure
§ 471.017 Renewal of license
§ 471.019 Reactivation
§ 471.0195 Florida Building Code training for engineers
§ 471.021 Engineers and firms of other states; temporary registration to practice in Florida
§ 471.023 Qualification of business organizations
§ 471.025 Seals
§ 471.027 Engineers authorized to enter lands of third parties under certain conditions
§ 471.031 Prohibitions; penalties
§ 471.033 Disciplinary proceedings
§ 471.037 Effect of chapter locally
§ 471.038 Florida Engineers Management Corporation
§ 471.0385 Court action; effect
§ 471.045 Professional engineers performing building code inspector duties

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 471 - Engineering

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • animal: as used in this chapter , shall include wild or game animals whenever necessary to effectively control or eradicate dangerous transmissible diseases or pests which threaten the agricultural interests of the state. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Biological products: means all viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin, such as diagnostics, antitoxins, vaccines, live microorganisms, killed microorganisms, and the antigenic or immunizing components of microorganisms intended for use in the diagnoses, treatment, or prevention of diseases of animals and sometimes referred to as biologics, biologicals, or products. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Board: means the Board of Professional Engineers. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Board of directors: means the board of directors of the Florida Engineers Management Corporation. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Budget authority: Authority provided by law to enter into obligations that will result in outlays of Federal funds. Budget authority may be classified by the period of availability (one-year, multiyear, no-year), by the timing of congressional action (current or permanent), or by the manner of determining the amount available (definite or indefinite).
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Division: means the Division of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Domestic animal: shall include any equine or bovine animal, goat, sheep, swine, domestic cat, dog, poultry, ostrich, emu, rhea, or other domesticated beast or bird. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Emergency: means any situation in which the department has declared a pest, a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease of animals, or the presence of biological or chemical residue to be a public nuisance or any situation in which, in the opinion of the department, a pest, disease, or residue endangers or threatens the animals or citizens of the state. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Engineer: includes the terms "professional engineer" and "licensed engineer" and means a person who is licensed to engage in the practice of engineering under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Engineer intern: means a person who has graduated from an engineering curriculum approved by the board and has passed the fundamentals of engineering examination as provided by rules adopted by the board. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Engineering: includes the term "professional engineering" and means any service or creative work, the adequate performance of which requires engineering education, training, and experience in the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences to such services or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, and design of engineering works and systems, planning the use of land and water, teaching of the principles and methods of engineering design, engineering surveys, and the inspection of construction for the purpose of determining in general if the work is proceeding in compliance with drawings and specifications, any of which embraces such services or work, either public or private, in connection with any utilities, structures, buildings, machines, equipment, processes, work systems, projects, and industrial or consumer products or equipment of a mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or thermal nature, insofar as they involve safeguarding life, health, or property; and includes such other professional services as may be necessary to the planning, progress, and completion of any engineering services. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garbage: means all refuse matter, animal or vegetable, byproducts of a restaurant, kitchen, or slaughterhouse; and shall include every accumulation of animal, fruit, or vegetable matter, liquid, or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • License: means the licensing of engineers to practice engineering in this state. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Livestock: means grazing animals, such as cattle, horses, sheep, swine, goats, other hoofed animals, ostriches, emus, and rheas which are raised for private use or commercial purposes. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Management corporation: means the Florida Engineers Management Corporation. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Owner: shall include any owner, custodian, or other person in charge of any animal, domestic or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Quarantine: means a strict isolation imposed on animals, or premises or other defined geographic areas, to prevent the spread of disease or pests. See Florida Statutes 585.01
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Business and Professional Regulation. See Florida Statutes 471.005
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01