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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION (DBPR)
 
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http://www.RowlettRealEstateSchool.com | 850-547-1333 | Questions about Florida DBPR? We're Florida specialists! Contact us today! The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is the agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in Florida. It is the intent of the Florida Legislature that individuals desiring to engage in a licensed profession be allowed to do so. Regulation of the real estate industry is necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public (consumer protection), however, the Legislature has mandated that it does not want extraordinary or unreasonable restrictions created that would deter qualified persons from entering their chosen profession. The Legislature believes professions under the DBPR should be regulated when: • the unregulated practice can harm the public, the potential harm is recognizable, and the danger outweighs any anticompetitive impact that might result from regulation; • the public is not adequately protected by other state statutes, local ordinances, or federal laws; or • less restrictive means of regulation are not available. The DBPR is under the executive branch of the governor, and it is governed by Chapter 120, F.S. The agency is structured according to the requirements of Chapter 20.165, F.S. The Legislature, under Chapter 455, F.S., granted authority to the DBPR to investigate consumer complaints, issue subpoenas when conducting investigations, issue cease and desist orders to unlicensed individuals, and issue citations to individuals licensed by the DBPR. The chief administrator of the DBPR is the secretary of the DBPR, who is appointed by the governor, subject to confirmation by the state senate. The main DBPR office is located in Tallahassee, Florida. The divisions under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation that are most relevant to real estate are presented in the following paragraphs.
Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Florida
 
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Our Appointment with Department of Business and Professional Regulation in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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Florida NewsMakers: Secretary of the State Department of Business & Regulation, Ken Lawson
 
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On this week's "Florida NewsMakers" program Ken Lawson, Secretary of the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, sits down with Sachs Media Group's Alia Faraj-Johnson. Their discussion highlights Lawson's efforts to streamline licensing and regulatory processes to help boost Florida's economy. With more than 1 million licensees, Lawson's agency oversees a wide range of professions and occupations, from engineers to cosmetologists to mixed martial arts trainers. "Over the last several years, what we are proud that as a department, we reduced the timing it takes for a person to get a professional license," Lawson tells Faraj-Johnson. "Back in 2008 it took 41 days on average for someone to get their license. But now with technology and my people's hard work, it takes less than two days." The agency also plays a key role in food safety by regulating restaurants and the increasingly popular food trucks. "We've got over 2,300 different food trucks in the state of Florida," Lawson says, and "they have to be regulated the same way as regular restaurants, follow the same rules, same health and safety concerns." Lawson also addresses efforts to curb underage drinking, unlicensed contractors and more on "Florida NewsMakers."
Views: 486 Sachs Media Group
How to set up a DBPR Account
 
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How to set up a new account with Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Views: 139 TheDBAAR
Division of Professions within the DBPR
 
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http://www.RowlettRealEstateSchool.com | 850-547-1333 | Questions about Florida DBPR? We're Florida Real Estate License specialists! Contact us today! The Division of Professions administers numerous professional boards. Because of the magnitude of the real estate profession, it is organized as a separate division under the DBPR. The Division of Professions regulates education courses and license examinations for each profession under the DBPR. The Division of Professions contracts with a professional testing service for exam services. The DBPR, acting with its Division of Professions and the Division of Real Estate, must ensure that the license examinations adequately and reliably measure an applicant’s ability to practice real estate. Florida law requires that an accurate record of each applicant’s examination questions, answers, papers, grades, and grading key be stored for two years. Examinees’ grades and the state examination questions are confidential.
New Online Feature for Florida's Real Estate Industry
 
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Visit www.myfloridalicense.com for more information. Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Views: 4068 Florida DBPR
Florida Department of Professional Regulation
 
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Florida Realtors Association PSA.
Views: 289 Richard Satterwhite
Florida CPE Ethics Courses For CPAs
 
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http://www.cpethink.com/courses/ethics/florida/fl-ethics-videos.htm - 50% off any Florida CPE Ethics course coupon code ETHVIDFL50 Hi, Tad Stephens here with about a 2 minute video on Florida CPE Ethics requirements for CPAs. All the links mentioned in this video are in the video description below or on YouTube. NASBA Learning Market Florida CPE page: http://www.learningmarket.org/page.cfm/ID=32 Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Certified Public Accounting http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/cpa/index.html Title XXXII, Chapter 473, Section 312, (1)(c) of the 2013 Florida Statutes states: Not less than 5 percent of the total hours required by the board shall be in ethics applicable to the practice of public accounting. This requirement shall be administered by providers approved by the board and shall include a review of the provisions of chapter 455 and this chapter and the related administrative rules. This translates into 4 hours every 2 years or 80 hours * 5% = 4 hours. See http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2013/Chapter473 and http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2013/473.312 for more information. Florida Board Approved CPE Ethics Courses Cpethink.com has 2 Florida board approved Ethics courses which I will go over and are in the description below. Title: Florida Ethics: An Overview for Accountants Link: http://www.cpethink.com/course_details.php?id=859 Author: Colleen Neuharth McClain, CPA Primary Subject-Field Of Study: Regulatory Ethics - Ethics Title: Florida: Ethics for Florida CPAs - 2015 Link: http://www.cpethink.com/course_details.php?id=745 Author: Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA Primary Subject-Field Of Study: Regulatory Ethics – Ethics To Wrap Up Thank you for taking the time to watch our video. Our contact Email is [email protected] Thank You, Tad Stephens – Director and CEO, Cpethink.com, Ltd. http://www.cpethink.com/
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How to check CE on DBPR
 
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How to check your CE Credits on Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation website (DBPR)
Views: 114 TheDBAAR
Florida State Agency Videos -  Department of Business & Professional Regulation - Tampa Videography
 
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Every Year the State of Florida through the Tallahassee Area Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (TACNIGP), hold the Annual Vendor Products Expo and Reverse Tradeshow, "Avenues to Opportunity" at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. In 2010 the 18th annual show was held on August 3rd. At this show, vendors meet with representatives of the various Florida State Agencies to bring them abreast of what can be offered to the State in terms of needed products and services while vendors can obtain information about how to access "My Florida Market Place" for the purpose of bidding on published public contracts. The principal Representing the State of Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation was Ed Valla, Chief, Bureau of Purchasing & Professional Regulation. Some of the State Agencies represented at this year's show were: The Department of Juvenile Justice, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Florida Lottery, The Florida Department of Health, The Florida Department of Transportation, The Department of Environmental Protection, The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, The Department of Management Services, The Florida Department of Education, The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and more. Impression Masters interviewed most of the State's Participants and was impressed with not only their knowledge of the respective Agencies but their forthrightness in providing informed answers to the many vendors who sought their advice and information including us, Jim Carlstedt and Ron Ceyrolles of Impression Masters. www.impressionmasters.com, videography, Tampa Videography, Florida Videography, Tampa Videos
Views: 154 XDCAMTV
How to Take the Florida Home Inspector State Exam
 
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https://www.nachi.org/florida-licensing-home-inspector-exam.htm Learn how to take the Florida Home Inspector State Exam provided by InterNACHI and recognized by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation DBPR.
Views: 147 Ben Gromicko
What happens if someone files a complaint about my business with the Florida Department of Business
 
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What happens if someone files a complaint about my business with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation? | Dilla Employment Law, P.A. | Amie Dilla - Attorney at Law | http://www.dillaemploymentlaw.com/ | 727-248-6624 | 28870 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida 33761 | 12553 New Brittany Blvd., Bldg 32, Fort Myers, Florida 33907 If someone files a complaint about your business the first thing that will occur is the department will initiate an investigation. You'll be notified of the investigation and provided an opportunity to respond. After that point, probable cause might be found. If probable cause is found, an administrative complaint will be filed against your license. This administrative complaint remains public record, and as a result of that complaint, the board may impose discipline ranging from fines to revocation of your license. Therefore, if you find yourself in this situation, I recommend contacting an attorney experienced with administrative procedure to assist you with this process and make sure that your needs are being met.
How to Apply for a Florida Real Estate License - DBPR
 
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Applying for a Florida real estate license could be quite difficult, but this video makes it a breeze. Follow the steps, complete the process, and start making money! Presented By The #1 Consumer Rated Real Estate School in Central Florida,,, Cameron Academy of Real Estate (C.A.R.E.) 12179 S. Orange Blossom Trail Orlando FL 32837 (407)251-0051 www.thecameronacademy.com
Views: 896 Michael Cameron
Do I need a lawyer if someone files a complaint about my business with the Florida Department of
 
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Do I need a lawyer if someone files a complaint about my business with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation? | Dilla Employment Law, P.A. | Amie Dilla - Attorney at Law | http://www.dillaemploymentlaw.com/ | 727-248-6624 | 28870 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida 33761 | 12553 New Brittany Blvd., Bldg 32, Fort Myers, Florida 33907 If someone files a complaint against your business, I would highly recommend contacting an attorney for representation. You've worked hard to obtain your professional license. It's your livelihood and it's your reputation. Having an experienced attorney, with administrative procedures, can be a huge asset for you in this process. An attorney can sit with you, before the board, present your case to the board. Also enter in to settle discussions with the board as well.
Realtor License Activation Information
 
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#SaveonRealtorFees #ActivateRealtorLicense #RealtorMembershipFees How to activate your license issued by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) Learn how to save big bucks compared to all the other Real Estate Brokers'
Views: 204 Greg Owen
DBPR Unlicensed Activity PSA "Professionals"
 
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The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation coordinates an annual media campaign educating Floridians about the importance of only working with licensed professionals. Unlicensed activity occurs when an individual offers to perform or performs services that require a state license and the individual does not hold the required license. Florida law sets specific rules and guidelines for obtaining professional licensure, and the people who have met these requirements are held to professional standards. Consumers can verify professional licenses with the DBPR online at www.myfloridalicense.com, by calling (850) 487-1395, or by downloading the free DBPR Mobile app through iTunes or the Google Play store.
Views: 838 Florida DBPR
DBPR Military Services
 
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At the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, our primary focus is helping people get to work. This includes military on active duty who hold professional licenses; military spouses and veterans of our armed services. DBPR has several programs which were developed to assist these individuals with the licensing process, whether a spouse needs help applying for a state license after being transferred to a Florida duty station, an active duty member wants to keep his or her license current during a deployment, or a veteran is trying to obtain a license with experience earned during his or her service to our country. For more information on the military services offered, visit www.myfloridalicense.com/mil
Views: 730 Florida DBPR
Florida DBPR
 
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DBPR licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals in Florida. Check out this inside look!
Views: 1141 Florida DBPR
DBPR Unlicensed Activity PSA "Barber and Cosmetology"
 
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The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation coordinates an annual media campaign educating Floridians about the importance of only working with licensed professionals. Unlicensed activity occurs when an individual offers to perform or performs services that require a state license and the individual does not hold the required license. Florida law sets specific rules and guidelines for obtaining professional licensure, and the people who have met these requirements are held to professional standards. Consumers can verify professional licenses with the DBPR online at www.myfloridalicense.com, by calling (850) 487-1395, or by downloading the free DBPR Mobile app through iTunes or the Google Play store.
Views: 1600 Florida DBPR
Why Not?
 
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Entry to a contest sponsored by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Shows why you shouldn't drink over spring break.
Views: 79 YourInnerNerd
Operation Freelancer III Nabs 9 Unlicensed Contractors
 
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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested nine people on multiple charges during Operation Freelancer III, an investigation to protect citizens from unlicensed contractors. Detectives worked with the Sarasota County Building Department, the Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to contact individuals advertising home repair services that require a license to complete. As subjects arrived at the target residence, the DBPR database was checked to determine if they were licensed, registered as a contractor, and/or had the required workers compensation coverage or exemption to perform the work they proposed to do. In all, the operation resulted in nine felony charges and 14 misdemeanor charges. Those arrested have a combined history of 91 prior felony charges and 32 convictions. One of the defendants, Charles Duff, has an extensive criminal history including a conviction for Armed Robbery in 2006 where he entered a bank claiming to be armed with explosives. Another defendant of note is Eric Larson, who was arrested for the second time while trying to contract without a license.
Views: 626 SarasotaSheriff
Operation Yields Six Arrests for Unlicensed Contracting
 
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Detectives arrested six people on multiple charges during an undercover operation to protect citizens from unlicensed contractors. Through a partnership with the Sarasota County Building Department, Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), individuals who were advertising home repair services that require a license to complete, were contacted by undercover detectives. As they arrived at a south Sarasota County residence last week, the DBPR database was checked to determine if they were licensed, registered as a contractor, and/or had the required workers compensation coverage or exemption to perform the work they proposed to do.
Views: 1642 SarasotaSheriff
Pasco County officials nab unlicensed contractors in sting
 
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'Operation In Hot Water' began with the Florida department of business and professional regulation locating contractors through ads. Then deputies would set an appointment seeking a bid for installation of a water heater.
Views: 1120 ABC Action News
DBPR Hurricane PSA English
 
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Remember to always hire licensed contractors! Verify licenses online at http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/
Views: 78 Florida DBPR
DBPR Unlicensed Activity PSA "Homes"
 
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The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation coordinates an annual media campaign educating Floridians about the importance of only working with licensed professionals. Unlicensed activity occurs when an individual offers to perform or performs services that require a state license and the individual does not hold the required license. Florida law sets specific rules and guidelines for obtaining professional licensure, and the people who have met these requirements are held to professional standards. Consumers can verify professional licenses with the DBPR online at www.myfloridalicense.com, by calling (850) 487-1395, or by downloading the free DBPR Mobile app through iTunes or the Google Play store.
Views: 1170 Florida DBPR
FL Contractor EXAM FEES
 
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Gus Ashoo, FL Department of Business and Professional Regulation, explains new Construction Licensing exam fees. As of Jan 21, 2009 fee for Business Exam is $ 80.00 Payable to PearsonVue and $ 80.00 for the Technical Exams plus a $ 135.00 application fee for the Department payable to PTI upon application for exam. Total $295.00. Take either part 1 or 2 only - Total $215.00 http://goo.gl/2vTJY http://bit.ly/1aHUTLC
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Dirty Dining: 10 kitchens ordered shut, including Pollo Tropical
 
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A total of 10 places were ordered shut last week by inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Views: 2298 WPLG Local 10
Operation Yields 17 Arrests for Unlicensed Contracting
 
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Detectives arrested 17 people on multiple charges during the continuation of an undercover operation to protect citizens from unlicensed contractors. Through a partnership with the Sarasota County Building Department, Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Insurance Fraud and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), individuals who were advertising home repair services that require a license to complete, were contacted by undercover detectives. As they arrived at a south Sarasota County residence last week, the DBPR database was checked to determine if they were licensed, registered as a contractor, and/or had the required workers compensation coverage or exemption to perform the work they proposed to do.
Views: 1071 SarasotaSheriff
Change to Computer based testing for Florida Contractors
 
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Alex Bosque, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), explains changes to Business and Finance portion of Florida Licensing Exams. http://goo.gl/ODcxS http://bit.ly/12glRkv
Views: 964 AZKobryn
Vitralum Glass Solutions frameless glass sneeze-guards Orlando Florida
 
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How Do I Get A Contractors License In Florida?
 
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DBPR New Logo
 
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We're excited to announce our new logo! How do you like our new look? Music: Jump For Joy by Scott Holmes
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Wendy's employee takes bath in kitchen sink (Video) Any Articles News
 
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This doesn’t count as washing your hands before returning to work. An employee at a Wendy’s in Florida brought his home hygiene routine to the fast food restaurant, washing up in an industrial sink, a revolting viral video shows. The 93-second footage, posted Tuesday on Facebook, shows a Snapchat video of a shirtless young man without shoes or socks climbing into an oversize sink in the Milton restaurant’s kitchen. “I don’t suggest anyone eating at the Milton wendy’s again,” a caption accompanying the video read, complete with several vomiting emojis. Several people can be heard encouraging the unidentified employee to hop into the bubbly water on the video, which had been viewed more than 706,000 times as of Friday. “Take a bath,” one female co-worker said. “Get in there.” The employee, who appeared to be in his late teens, then said he approved of the unsanitary soak and that the warm water was just right. “Turn the jets on,” he joked before washing his armpits and asking several other employees standing nearby for a towel. But reps for the restaurant didn’t find the humor in the employee’s unauthorized dip, saying in a statement to the Pensacola News Journal that he no longer works there. “We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable,” said Mike Johnson, marketing director for Carlisle Corporation, which owns and operates the restaurant outside Pensacola. “This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.” State inspectors learned about the nauseating video late Tuesday and visited the restaurant a day later, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. A manager received instruction from the regulators from the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation on sanitation, safety requirements and managerial control. The restaurant, which remained open Wednesday, passed the inspection, according to an investigation report obtained by the newspaper. Haley Leach, of Milton, who posted the video on Facebook, said she knew one of the employees from high school. #FAST_FOOD , #FLORIDA , #WENDY'S ©AnyArticles
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Dirty Dining: Inspectors order 13 restaurants shut in South Florida
 
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Dirty Dining: It was a very busy week for inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Views: 1014 WPLG Local 10
Florida set to scale back training requirements for several jobs
 
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The Florida House and Senate have approved changes for Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and with the Governor's signature, would mean several jobs would no longer require an occupational license, or may require less training hours for certification.
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Targeting Unlicensed Contractors in Lakeland, FL
 
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During a three-day operation in mid-April, a multi-agency undercover sting was conducted focusing in on unlicensed contractors. Those agencies that played a vital role in the successful operation include the Lakeland Police Department, State Attorney’s Office 10th Judicial Circuit, The Florida Department of Financial Services Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Compliance, and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Eight individuals advertised their ability to perform wide-ranging plumbing and electrical work without proper licenses or training. All but one had no worker’s compensation coverage to protect their employees in the event of an accident or injury.
Views: 295 LakelandPD
Operation Rebuild News Conference
 
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Arrested: Alvaro Rojas DOB: 12/09/1988 Contracting without a license during a state of emergency. Richard Hanke DOB: 08/14/0960 Contracting without a license during a state of emergency Dennis Hollingsworth DOB: 01/04/1995 Contracting without a license during a state of emergency. Gino Michaels DOB: 02/28/1990 Contracting without a license during a state of emergency. Angelo Thomas DOB:11/10/1995 Contracting without a license during a state of emergency. Heath McCarthy DOB: 03/11/1976 Contracting without a license subsequent offense and Workman's Compensation Fraud. Anna E. Johnson DOB: 08/05/1979 Warrants: FTA Grand Theft, FTA Contracting without a license, FTA Petit Theft, Workman's Compensation Fraud, and others. Unlicensed contracting charges also direct filed in our case. Joseph Zink DOB: 07/05/1965 Contracting without a license and violation of his parole (kidnapping). Hillsborough County, FLConstruction plays such a crucial role in Florida and it is a strongly regulated industry. According to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), the state of Florida has mandated the implementation of a building code, based on a national model, and amended to meet certain specifications such as hurricane protections. The Florida Building Code requires a person(s) involved in building, improving, and/or demolition of a public or private building or structure to first obtain the corresponding contractor license for the scope of the work to be completed. Because of the inherent financial and personal liabilities involved in construction, a contractor must demonstrate their training and proficiency in the trade(s) for which the license(s) is sought, financial stability and credit worthiness, and a successful completion of a criminal history investigation. While DBPR only regulates the major construction trades, the Hillsborough County Building Board requires licensing for all facets of construction and issues a specialty contractor's license which covers minor trades such as painting, flooring, and drywall. Local contractor's licenses maintain the same issuance requirements as those at the state level. Unlicensed contractors can be appealing to consumers as they can offer services at a lesser cost. The unlicensed contractor is not regulated, their work and the materials used may be substandard, they provide no warranty, and the work is done without the required permits and inspections. These scenarios can cause costly repairs, code violations, and other liabilities. In response to this issues, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Construction Fraud Unit was created to proactively investigate issues related to unlicensed contracting in violation of Florida Statute 489 and Hillsborough County Ordinance 15-14. Between June 2017 and August 2017, unit detectives initiated "Operation Rebuild." The purpose of this targeted operation was to identify unlicensed contractors by employing an extended covert investigation. Partnered with the State Attorney's Office, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Florida Department of Financial Services, and the Hillsborough County Building Department, investigations were conducted throughout Hillsborough County. Case detectives gathered information from multiple open sources regularly used by homeowners to contact contractors and "handy man" services. These sources included: Angie's List, Home Adviser, Facebook, Craig's List, and various citizen complaints. Unit detectives located and contacted 310 potential unlicensed contractors. These subjects were gathered from all of the listed sources. Of the 310 subjects contacted, 114 returned calls for quotes and met with the detectives. Of those subjects, 73 criminal cases were filed for fraud and unlicensed contracting. Unit detectives received written quotes from the 73 subjects totaling $1,946,882.40. Historically, the quality of unlicensed workmanship would need to be repaired and is generally more expensive to repair than if the work was originally completed by a licensed contractor. Therefore, the potential economic impact to Hillsborough County homeowners and legitimate contractors would be in excess of four million dollars. Unit detectives also initiated "Operation Swift Wind," which targeted unlicensed contractors conducting business during a state of emergency, which was declared on September 4, 2017, by Governor Scott in response to the threats posed by Hurricane Irma. In an abbreviated operation lasting for three days in late October, unit detectives contacted ten potential unlicensed contractors, resulting in five arrests for felony charges.
Views: 434 HCSOSheriff
State inspection reports reveal violations at Mar-a-Lago
 
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Reports from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation revealed several high-priority violations at Mar-a-Lago during the most recent inspection in November.
Undercover Detectives Catch Unlicensed Contractors Red-Handed
 
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A surveillance video clip shows suspect James Maynard meeting with an undercover detective to provide an estimate on electrical and plumbing work Date: May 22, 2012 Suspect #1: James C. Maynard, W/M, DOB: 3-12-1963 Charges: Contracting Without A License(Plumbing & Electrical) VOP/Dealing In Stolen Property Suspect #2: David G. Greenberg, W/M, DOB: 4-14-1951 Charges: Contracting Without A License (Electrical/Alarm Systems) DWLS warrant Suspect #3: Rene Kiperman, W/M, DOB: 2-8-1978 Charges: Contracting Without A License (Air Conditioning) Suspect #4: Paul Easterling, W/M, DOB: 1-23-1970 Charges: Contracting Without A License (Plumbing & Electrical) Suspect #5: Terrell Ray Warren, W/M, DOB: 2-12-1963 Charges: Contracting Without A License (Plumbing & Electrical) DETAILS: The Tampa Police Department and Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigators continue to send a strong message to unlicensed contractors operating illegally in the City of Tampa. During a recent undercover sting, detectives and investigators arrested five men who posed as licensed electricians on the internet. The detectives contacted each of the suspects through online advertisements and requested estimates on various repair jobs. Police officers took the suspects into custody after each arrived at the operation location to provide work estimates. James Maynard and David Greenberg were booked into Orient Road Jail for violating the terms of their probation. The other three suspects received notices to appear in court and were released at the scene. Investigators with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued civil notices to cease and desist to all five suspects. The Department also issued civil fines to the individuals. Unlicensed activity is not only unregulated, it is against the law. Floridians can help protect the jobs of licensed professionals and the safety of consumers by notifying the Department of Business and Professional Regulation of any suspected unlicensed activity. Complaints can be emailed to [email protected] or reported by phone to 1-866-532-1440. Additionally, the most effective way to stop unlicensed activity is to only hire licensed Florida professionals. Janelle McGregor TPD PIO
Views: 3244 TampaPD
DBPR 2009 Food Code Video
 
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This video highlights the updates in the 2009 food code for food service operators throughout the state of Florida. More information is available online at www.myfloridalicense.com/foodcode.
Views: 6057 Florida DBPR
News Conference - Contractor Fraud
 
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Operation Bring Down the House Between May 2018 and June 2018, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Construction Fraud Unit detectives initiated Operation Bring Down the House. Over a three-week period, 91 suspected unlicensed contractors were contacted from various Internet sources and complaints. These searches included popular websites such as Craig's List, Yelp, Facebook, and Porch. Fifteen suspects were arrested during the operation, and charges are pending on an additional five suspects. During the covert operation, detectives received immediate estimates to provide regulated construction services which constituted unlicensed contracting. Additionally, the majority of these suspects attempted to make their services more enticing by offering to complete the work without the required building permits. Because construction plays such a crucial role in Florida, it is a strongly regulated industry. The Florida Building Code requires a person(s) involved in building, improving, and/or demolition of a public or private building or structure to first obtain the corresponding contractor license for the scope of the work to be completed; contractor licensing was established to determine trade competency, promote consumer confidence, and protect the safety of citizens. Unlicensed contractors can be appealing to consumers as they can offer services at a lesser cost. The unlicensed contractor is not regulated, their work and the materials used may be substandard, they provide no warranty, and the work is done without the required permits and inspections. These scenarios can cause costly repairs, code violations, and other liabilities. HCSO would like to thank the State Attorney's Office, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Hillsborough County Building Department for assisting with this investigation. Notes: -Contract totals for the 15 suspects arrested: $110,250 -Contract totals for the 5 suspects pending charges: $65,743 -William Moore and Donald Tucker were involved in a previous HCSO sting operation. -Paul Gordon has eight previous charges of unlicensed contracting in Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Alberto Elfi DOB: 12/22/1946 Charge: Contracting Without a License Andrew Barrett DOB: 02/27/1972 DBA: Andrew Handyman Services Charge: Contracting Without a License Brian Joseph Williams DOB: 12/17/1979 DBA: The Honey Do Crew Charge: Contracting Without a License Charles Richard Bates DOB: 10/23/1987 DBA: That's My Guy Charge: Contracting Without a License David Lawrence Fickey DOB: 11/30/1986 DBA: Dave Does It All Charge: Contracting Without a License Donald Edward Tucker DOB: 03/30/1963 DBA: Rent A Husband, Rent A Handyman Charge: Contracting Without a License Abdiel Gutierrez-Garcia DOB: 07/20/1995 DBA: A-Z Home Solutions Charge: Contracting Without a License Jay Gordon Schlottman Jr. DOB: 10/04/1977 DBA: The Riverview Handyman Charge: Contracting Without a License Jose Rafael Echavarria-Calderon DOB: 01/24/1989 DBA: JE Clear Pools Charge: Contracting Without a License Jose Nabor Jaimes DOB: 03/30/1970 DBA: Jaimes Handyman Services Charge: Contracting Without a License Lance S. Brady DOB: 12/05/1967 DBA: Lance's Home Remodeling Charge: Contracting Without a License Paul Gerard Gordon DOB: 05/16/1969 DBA: 813 Handyman Charge: Felony Contracting Without a License (repeat offender) Taek Su Kim DOB: 07/05/1956 DBA: Kim's Plumbing Charge: Contracting Without a License William Leonard Moore DOB: 01/31/1961 Charge: Contracting Without a License Wilmer Yaner DOB: 01/31/1979 DBA: Handyman Remodeling LLC Charge: Contracting Without a License
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How to Get Your Florida Real Estate License
 
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Hi Ulrich Leinhase with Maximum Success, Incorporated. I'm sure you've noticed there're a lot of youtube videos about getting your Florida real estate license -- most of them begin by telling you how to get started with your application -- by going to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's web page. In my way of thinking -- that's the easy part -- I walk you through the process on my web site. www.realestateclassesflorida.com
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Florida Real Estate Exam Prep Questions And Tips From The Climer School
 
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The Climer School of Real Estate has some practice questions to see if you are ready for the Florida real estate exam given by the Department Of Business and Professional Regulation. Before you go spend $31 to take the test at Pearson- Vue, spend five minutes answering these questions. Call Andy Brown, Head Instructor, at The Climer School of Real Estate 407-822-3926 www.ClimerRealEstateSchool.com
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Florida State Agency Videos - Florida Department of Transportation - Tampa Videography
 
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Every Year the State of Florida through the Tallahassee Area Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (TACNIGP), hold the Annual Vendor Products Expo and Reverse Tradeshow, "Avenues to Opportunity" at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. In 2010 the 18th annual show was held on August 3rd. At this show, vendors meet with representatives of the various Florida State Agencies to bring them abreast of what can be offered to the State in terms of needed products and services while vendors can obtain information about how to access "My Florida Market Place" for the purpose of bidding on published public contracts. The principal Representing the Florida Department of Transportation was. David Callaway, PMP, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Director. Some of the State Agencies represented at this year's show were: The Department of Juvenile Justice, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Florida Lottery, The Florida Department of Health, The Florida Department of Transportation, The Department of Environmental Protection, The Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration, The Department of Management Services, The Florida Department of Education, The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and more. Impression Masters interviewed most of the State's Participants and was impressed with not only their knowledge of the respective Agencies but their forthrightness in providing informed answers to the many vendors who sought their advice and information including us, Jim Carlstedt and Ron Ceyrolles of Impression Masters. www.impressionmasters.com, videography, Tampa Videography, Florida Videography, Tampa Videos
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FLORIDA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
 
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http://www.RowlettRealEstateSchool.com | 850-547-1333 | Questions about FREC, Florida Real Estate Commission? We're Florida Real Estate License specialists! Contact us today! The Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) is the regulatory body charged by the Florida Legislature with protecting the general public by regulating real estate brokers and brokerage firms, broker associates, sales associates, and real estate schools and instructors. The FREC is also charged with fostering the education of real estate licensees and permit holders. This includes the regulation of proprietary real estate schools and all noncredit, FREC-approved courses offered by colleges, universities, community colleges, and area technical centers. The objective of such regulation is to protect the public (consumer protection) by ensuring that real estate licensees have at least a minimal degree of competence.
DBPR Virtual Town Hall - September 18, 2017
 
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DBPR Secretary Jonathan Zachem and Deputy Secretary Paul Waters hosted a virtual town hall meeting to inform Floridians of the dangers posed by unlicensed activity and the importance of hiring state-licensed professionals after Hurricane Irma.
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