Division of Regulation
The Division of Regulation is the enforcement authority for the professional boards and programs. It monitors those professions and related businesses to ensure that the laws, rules and standards set by Legislature and professional boards are followed. This is accomplished by proactively monitoring the professionals and related businesses; investigating complaints of wrongdoing; utilizing compliance mechanisms such as notices of noncompliance and citations; and the performance of statutorily mandated inspections.
The division is divided into six program areas and operates 10 offices throughout the state.
The six program areas are
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Unlicensed Activity
- Farm Labor
- Child Labor
Regional offices, headed by Regional Program Administrators, are located in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach, Margate (Ft. Lauderdale), and Miami.
The Division of Regulation has jurisdiction over the following professions and related businesses:
Building Code Administrators and Inspectors
Community Association Managers
Labor Organizations and Business Agents
Mold Related Services
Architects and Interior Designers
The law firm of Smith, Thompson, Shaw, Minacci & Colón, P.A. investigates and prosecutes the professions of architecture and interior design. To file a complaint pertaining to architecture or interior design, please visit http://www.stslaw.com/practice-areas/board-of-architecture.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers and Florida Engineers Management Corporation (FEMC) regulates professional engineers. If you wish to file a complaint against an engineer you should access www.fbpe.org. If you do not find a license through FEMC's site then you may return here and file an Unlicensed Professional Engineer complaint.