PE License Renewal: Step-by-Step

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The Basics

  • Renewal opened Nov. 6, 2018.
  • Current licenses expire Feb. 28, 2019.
  • Save $10 if you renew your current and active Professional Engineer license by Jan. 15, 2019. You’ll pay $88.75, which includes a $5 mandatory fee to combat unlicensed activity. (Delinquent PE licenses are not eligible for the discount.)
  • After Jan. 15, 2019, the fee to renew your PE license returns to $98.75, which includes the mandatory fee to combat unlicensed activity.

Continuing Education

  • You are no longer required to report Continuing Education to the Board.
  • You are responsible for retaining for four years all receipts, certificates, and other documents as necessary to show completion of CE, which you will have to produce if you are audited. (Rule 61G15-22.006, Florida Administrative Code, Demonstrating Compliance)
  • Questions regarding Continuing Education should be directed to the CE desk at (850) 521-0500, ext. 113, or cedesk@fbpe.org.

Before You Begin

  • Please read the License Renewal page, which includes important information about status changes.
  • FBPE cannot accept credit cards or checks over the phone.
  • After you have renewed your license and requested to print it, a PDF of your license will be emailed to you within 30 minutes at the email address that you used to log into your myfloridalicense.com account.
  • Please note: Typically there will be three options on each page during the renewal process:
    • A button, such as “Next” or “Submit,” to continue the process;
    • “Previous” to go one step back; and
    • “Cancel” to end registration (which will result in the loss of all information you have entered).

Using This Guide

  • This how-to page is divided into sections depending on what needs to be done.
  • Each section includes step-by-step instructions.
  • Look for the tabs at the top with step numbers, and click each tab to view that step’s instruction and see the screen example.
  • Keep this guide open in a separate browser window as a reference while renewing your license.

How to Begin

Licensure renewal starts with a visit to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s myfloridalicense.com website.

Click on each step tab below as you work your way through the process of updating and renewing your PE license.

Go to myfloridalicense.com. Click on “My Account” in the blue box in the upper right.

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Select Create My Account at lower left, or enter your credentials to Log in to Online Profile on the right.

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Step 1

Go to myfloridalicense.com. Click on “My Account” in the blue box in the upper right.

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Step 2

Select Create My Account at lower left, or enter your credentials to Log in to Online Profile on the right.

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Creating Your Account

If you don’t have an account with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, set up an account now.

Fill out the required information on the User Registration page. Later, you will link all of your professional licenses, including your Certificate of Authorization, to this account.

The email address you enter here will be the email address to which your license will be sent.

Be sure to click the checkbox to use your email address as your User ID.

When creating your answer to the Secret Question, we recommend that you make it a memorable, one-word answer, and that you write it down for safekeeping.

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A temporary password, similar to the one illustrated below, will be emailed to the address you provided. Use this to log into the system.

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Enter your email address and temporary password provided in the email you received. Then click “Log On.”

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Step 3

Fill out the required information on the User Registration page. Later, you will link all of your professional licenses, including your Certificate of Authorization, to this account.

The email address you enter here will be the email address to which your license will be sent.

Be sure to click the checkbox to use your email address as your User ID.

When creating your answer to the Secret Question, we recommend that you make it a memorable, one-word answer, and that you write it down for safekeeping.

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Step 4

A temporary password, similar to the one illustrated below, will be emailed to the address you provided. Use this to log into the system.

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Step 5

Enter your email address and temporary password provided in the email you received. Then click “Log On.”

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Updating Your Contact Information

Licensees are required to keep their contact information up-to-date by Section 455.275, Florida Statutes. Confirm that your current mailing address, telephone number, and email address are correct. Please be aware that the email address listed in this section may not be the email address associated with your myfloridalicense.com account and therefore not the email address where your license will be sent.

On the Main Menu page, select your license linked to your account to update your contact information.

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On the License Menu page, select “Address Change” to update your contact information.

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Click the blue, underlined link if you need to update your contact information.

Your license will be emailed to the email address associated with your myfloridalicense.com account (the email address that you used to log in). Changing the email address on this page will not change the email address where your license will be sent.

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Enter your updated contact information in the form. Then select “Next.”

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If the information displayed is correct, click “Next.”

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Confirm that your contact information is correct, then click “Submit.”

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You must certify that the information you have submitted is true and correct by selecting “Yes.” Then “Submit” to attest to the address change.

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After you attest to the changes, you will receive a confirmation on the website, as well as by email sent to the email address associated with your account.

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Step 12

On the Main Menu page, select your license linked to your account to update your contact information.

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Step 13

On the License Menu page, select “Address Change” to update your contact information.

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Step 14

Click the blue, underlined link if you need to update your contact information.

Your license will be emailed to the email address associated with your myfloridalicense.com account (the email address that you used to log in). Changing the email address on this page will not change the email address where your license will be sent.

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Step 15

Enter your updated contact information in the form. Then select “Next.”

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Step 16

If the information displayed is correct, click “Next.”

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Step 17

Confirm that your contact information is correct, then click “Submit.”

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Step 18

You must certify that the information you have submitted is true and correct by selecting “Yes.” Then “Submit” to attest to the address change.

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Step 19

After you attest to the changes, you will receive a confirmation on the website, as well as by email sent to the email address associated with your account.

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Renewing Your License

Follow these steps to renew your PE license.

Please note: Typically there will be three options on each page during the renewal process:

  • A button, such as “Next” or “Submit,” to continue the process;
  • “Previous” to go one step back; and
  • “Cancel” to end registration (which will result in the loss of all information you have entered).

From the Main Menu page, select the license you wish to renew.

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From the License Menu page, select “Renewal” under Functions.

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Carefully read the information on the Renewal Introduction page, as well as on subsequent pages. Select “Next” to continue renewal.

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Confirm the information on the Name and Personal Details page, then select “Next” if it is correct.

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Confirm the information on the Address Detail Summary page, then select “Next” if it is correct, or the blue, underlined “Main Address” link if your address needs to be updated.

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On the Attestation – Disciplinary Action page, certify whether or not you have had any legal action against your license in another jurisdiction by selecting either “Yes” or “No,” then clicking “Next.” If you selected “Yes,” you must provide an explanation and a copy of any Consent Order or Final Order to FBPE. Email that information to board@fbpe.org.

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On the Attestation – Continuing Education page, certify that you will have met the CE requirements for the current biennium as of March 1, 2019.

  • If your license is currently inactive, select “inactive” from the drop-down list.
  • If you obtained your license by exam in 2017 or 2018, and Florida is your first state of licensure, choose “Exam” from the drop-down list.
  • Otherwise, select “Yes” or “No” from the drop-down list.

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On the Application Summary page, review the information, then press “Submit” to continue, or “Previous” to go back and make changes.

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Next, affirm that you have understand the penalties for providing false information in the application by selecting “Yes,” then click “Submit” to complete the renewal process.

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The next page confirms that your renewal application has been submitted and presents you with the fees associated with licensure renewal. You will receive an email with your renewal summary attached.

You now have the option to “Pay Now” or “Submit Additional Applications,” which will allow you to combine multiple renewals into a single payment.

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Step 20

From the Main Menu page, select the license you wish to renew.

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Step 21

From the License Menu page, select “Renewal” under Functions.

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Step 22

Carefully read the information on the Renewal Introduction page, as well as on subsequent pages. Select “Next” to continue renewal.

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Step 23

Confirm the information on the Name and Personal Details page, then select “Next” if it is correct.

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Step 24

Confirm the information on the Address Detail Summary page, then select “Next” if it is correct, or the blue, underlined “Main Address” link if your address needs to be updated.

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Step 25

On the Attestation – Disciplinary Action page, certify whether or not you have had any legal action against your license in another jurisdiction by selecting either “Yes” or “No,” then clicking “Next.” If you selected “Yes,” you must provide an explanation and a copy of any Consent Order or Final Order to FBPE. Email that information to board@fbpe.org.

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Step 26

On the Attestation – Continuing Education page, certify that you will have met the CE requirements for the current biennium as of March 1, 2019.

  • If your license is currently inactive, select “inactive” from the drop-down list.
  • If you obtained your license by exam in 2017 or 2018, and Florida is your first state of licensure, choose “Exam” from the drop-down list.
  • Otherwise, select “Yes” or “No” from the drop-down list.

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Step 27

On the Application Summary page, review the information, then press “Submit” to continue, or “Previous” to go back and make changes.

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Step 28

Next, affirm that you have understand the penalties for providing false information in the application by selecting “Yes,” then click “Submit” to complete the renewal process.

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Step 29

The next page confirms that your renewal application has been submitted and presents you with the fees associated with licensure renewal. You will receive an email with your renewal summary attached.

You now have the option to “Pay Now” or “Submit Additional Applications,” which will allow you to combine multiple renewals into a single payment.

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Paying Your Renewal Fees

Renewal fees can be paid online with either a credit card or an electronic check (ACH).

Please note that the PE license fee shown in the examples includes the $10 discount for current and active licensees renewing between Nov. 5, 2018, and Jan. 15, 2019. After Jan. 15, 2019, the total fee will be $98.75.

Select your method of payment, then “Next.”

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Review your payment choice and the renewal fee. Select “Next” to continue.

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Enter your payment information as instructed. Select “Next” to continue.

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If no issues occur processing your online payment, a Validation Number and a Trace Number will be shown. Print this page or save the numbers for your records. Then select “Next.” (Otherwise, go back to correct any payment errors.) You will receive an email containing your Online Payment Summary.

Now that you have successfully renewed your license, you will need to print it.

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Step 30

Select your method of payment, then “Next.”

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Step 31

Review your payment choice and the renewal fee. Select “Next” to continue.

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Step 32

Enter your payment information as instructed. Select “Next” to continue.

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Step 33

If no issues occur processing your online payment, a Validation Number and a Trace Number will be shown. Print this page or save the numbers for your records. Then select “Next.” (Otherwise, go back to correct any payment errors.) You will receive an email containing your Online Payment Summary.

Now that you have successfully renewed your license, you will need to print it.

Licensure renewal step-by-step