The Florida Board of Professional Engineers will be updating this page as necessary in response to developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The more recent information will appear at the top.

FBPE Office Closed, Staff Working Remotely

In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the FBPE office is closed to the public, and our staff is working remotely, with limited time in the office and on modified schedules. The processing of applications and mail continues.

Phone calls to the FBPE office may not be returned immediately. We encourage you to search our comprehensive website for answers to your questions. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please email board@fbpe.org.

Emergency Rule on Signing, Sealing Extended

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers has approved a second emergency rule temporarily expanding the use of electronically or digitally signed and sealed engineering plans and documents to include printed copies in order to effectuate the state’s efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Board has also initiated regular rulemaking to extend this provision through the end of 2020.

For complete details, please see the article “Emergency Rule on Signing, Sealing Extended” in the Latest News section of our website.

UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Deadline for Continuing Education Remains Feb. 28, 2021

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers has discussed and does not plan to allow a delay or exemption to continuing-education requirements because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Professional Engineers licensed in Florida must complete their 18 hours of continuing education by the end of the current licensure period, which is Feb. 28, 2021.

For complete details, please see the article “Deadline for Continuing Education Is Feb. 28, 2021” in the Latest News section of our website.

UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Earlier Updates

Pearson VUE Test Centers Begin to Reopen

Some Pearson VUE test centers are resuming testing on May 1.

Test centers will be operating in compliance with local guidelines and restrictions. Examinees should verify test center requirements before arriving. In most cases, test centers will require examinees to wear face masks for admittance.

Additional information is available at the Pearson VUE website.

Capacity at Test Centers

Capacity has been reduced at all test centers to comply with social-distancing requirements. Examinees affected by the implementation of reduced-capacity requirements have been contacted by Pearson VUE.

Examinees are encouraged to log in to MyNCEES to check the status of their appointment and test center location.

Appointments are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Examinees who need to schedule or reschedule an appointment should do so as soon as possible through their MyNCEES account for the best availability.

Only open test centers will appear in your search.

Examinees should review the information on the NCEES website and the Pearson VUE website. If you have questions, contact NCEES.

UPDATED: 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020

NCEES Sets October 2020 PE Exams, Dates

The cancelation of the April 2020 paper-and-pencil PE exam administration affected approximately 16,000 examinees. To accommodate these examinees, the format of the October 2020 exam administration will be modified.

The October 2020 paper-and-pencil Principles & Practice of Engineering exam administration will be administered over two days: Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23. Exams usually offered once a year during the April administration will be offered in October.

The full article in the Latest News section has complete details.

UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Engineering Exams

NCEES has canceled the April Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) exam administrations. More information…

Pearson VUE Testing Centers are closed through April 30, which affects Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exams. More information…

UPDATED: 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Reapplying to Take PE Exams

If you applied with FBPE for the now-canceled April administration of the Principles & Practice of Engineering exam, your application and fee will be applied to the October exam administration. You are not required to re-apply or make a new payment. You should contact NCEES to schedule a seat for the October exam.

If you applied to NCEES for the April administration, you should receive a full refund of fees paid to NCEES. You will need to reapply for the October administration. NCEES will announce registration dates soon. Visit NCEES.org for more information.

UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020

April Meetings Changes

The following meetings have been canceled or reschedule:

  • The April 2020 Florida Engineers Management Corporation Board Meeting will be held by conference call due to COVID-19. The conference call will be held on April 8, 2020, at 10am. This meeting was originally on-site in Tampa. For more information regarding the agenda for the April 8 meeting and for the call-in information, please contact Rebecca Sammons at rsammons@fbpe.org.
  • The Florida Board of Professional Engineers Rules Committee Meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19. This meeting was originally on-site in Tampa. For more information, please contact Rebecca Sammons at rsammons@fbpe.org.
  • The April 2020 FBPE Board Meeting will be held by conference call due to COVID-19. The conference call meeting will be on April 8, 2020, at 1pm. This meeting was originally on-site in Tampa. For more information regarding the agenda for the April 8 meeting and for the call-in information, please contact Rebecca Sammons at rsammons@fbpe.org.
  • The April 2020 FEMC Board Planning Session Meeting that was scheduled for April 7 has been canceled due to COVID-19. This meeting was originally on-site in Tampa. For more information, please contact Rebecca Sammons at rsammons@fbpe.org.

Please check the FBPE Events Calendar for information regarding upcoming meetings.

UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

FBPE Communications Delays

Due to efforts to reduce the impact of the coronovirus pandemic, there may be delays in responding to emails and phone calls to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers office.

We encourage you to search our website (click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right of this page) or the sitemap for the information you seek. If you are unable to find it, email board@fbpe.org.

For questions regarding applying for or rescheduling of the Fundamentals of Engineering or Principles & Practice of Engineering exams, please contact NCEES.

UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020