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Department of Business and Professional Regulation

October 5, 2012


Dear Friends,

Here at the Department, educating consumers about the dangers of unlicensed activity is crucial because unlicensed individuals can cause serious harm to Florida consumers. Because this is such a critical issue, I think it is important to engage our future professionals in this ongoing issue, as unlicensed individuals may someday have an impact on their professional livelihood.

This week, with the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, we launched a video competition for students who are pursuing professional licensure as architects. The videos submitted in the competition will focus on educating and informing consumers of the dangers of doing business with unlicensed architects, and cash prizes will be offered to the top three teams! Teams can enter the contest online at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/studentPSAcontest.html. If you know a student who is pursuing an architecture career, please encourage him or her to participate.

Additionally, the Department recently learned that an entity posing as DBPR is allegedly targeting licensees in a potential ID theft scam. An unsolicited email which appears to be from the Department warns of pending disciplinary action against licenses. The email directs the recipient to call a Department investigator at a toll-free number and provide personal identification information. This email is in no way connected with the Department or our regulatory authority. If you receive an email from an entity claiming to be the Department and warning of disciplinary action, please do not respond to the email or call the listed number. Instead, please contact the Department directly at 850.487.1395 or login to your online account to view any public disciplinary action.

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to call our Customer Contact Center, and our agents will be more than happy to assist with your questions. Thank you for allowing us to continue serving you!

Sincerely,

Ken Lawson’s Signature

Ken Lawson
Secretary

Department of Business and
Professional Regulation
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Customer Contact Center:
850.487.1395

www.MyFloridaLicense.com


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