Having passed the fundamentals exam, either in Florida or in another state, a person must apply for the Principles & Practice of Engineering examination (PE) to complete the process for professional licensure. The eligibility qualifications to apply and sit for the NCEES PE exam, are successful completion of the FE exam and four years of verifiable engineering experience. Refer to Rule 61G15-20.002 F.A.C., for specific details about what qualifies as acceptable work experience.

If an applicant has passed the FE and the PE exams in another state, they may may endorse his or her license by application, if they meet the educational requirements of Rule 61G15-20.007, F.A.C., and the experience requirements of Rule 61G15-20.002, F.A.C. For more information about licensure by endorsement (comity or reciprocity) go to the Endorsement page under the Licensure section of our website.

NOTICE TO PE EXAMINEES: IF YOU DO NOT PASS THE EXAM OR FAIL TO APPEAR FOR THE EXAM, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A RE-EXAMINATION APPLICATION WITH THE APPROPRIATE FEE EVERY TIME YOU WISH TO TAKE THE EXAM. IF YOU REGISTER WITH NCEES WITHOUT BOARD APPROVAL, YOUR EXAM WILL BE CANCELED.


FBPE PE/SE EXAM APPLICATION DEADLINES & NCEES IMPORTANT DATES

NCEES Principles & Practice (PE) Exam Date
NCEES Structural Engineering (SE) Exam Date
Initial PE/SE Applications to FBPE*
Final Supporting or Additional Application Documentation to FBPE
Re-Exam Applications to FBPE**
NCEES Exam Registration Opens for FBPE Approved Applications
NCEES Registration Ends (at 3 p.m. EST on the dates listed below)
April 13, 2018
April 13-14, 2018
Oct. 13, 2017
Dec. 8, 2017
Dec. 8, 2017
TBA
Feb. 15, 2018
Oct. 26, 2018
Oct. 26-27, 2018
May 11, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018
TBA
Aug. 30, 2018
April 5, 2019
April 5-6, 2019
Oct. 12, 2018
Dec. 7, 2018
Dec. 7, 2018
TBA
TBA
Oct. 25, 2019
Oct. 25-26, 2019
May 10, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019
TBA
TBA
April 17, 2020
April 17-18, 2020
Oct. 11, 2019
Dec. 6, 2019
Dec. 6, 2019
TBA
TBA
Oct. 23, 2020
Oct. 23-24, 2020
May 8, 2020
June 12, 2020
June 12, 2020
TBA
TBA

* Initial application information to FBPE must include pages 1-5 of the PE Initial Application Form plus the fee payment to begin processing. Additional/supporting documentation must be submitted by the final due date in order to complete the application process.

** For applicants that are currently awaiting test results from the previous exam, the re-exam deadline date will be extended for only one week after NCEES notifies you of your score from the previous exam.

QUICK LINKS

  • NCEES Examinee Guidehttp://ncees.org/exams/examinee-guide/
    The NCEES Examinee Guide is the official guide to policies and procedures for all NCEES exams. All examinees are required to read this document before starting the exam registration process. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the current version, so we encourage you to access this link often as the content of this guide may be updated from time to time.
  • NCEES PE Exam Specificationshttp://ncees.org/engineering/pe/
    This link provides the specifications for each of the discipline specific PE Exams offered by NCEES and gives the examinee an overall look at the number of questions and topics that will be covered in each exam.
  • NCEES PE Exam Schedulehttp://ncees.org/exams/schedule/
  • NCEES Exam Preparation Materialhttps://account.ncees.org/exam-prep/
  • NCEES Media on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/user/NCEESMedia/
    NCEES’ YouTube channel includes videos for examinees on the computer-based testing and exam-day process and experience, the benefits of professional licensure, NCEES’ outreach efforts to promote engineering, and working with member boards to advance the engineering profession.
  • MyNCEES Portal http://ncees.org/supplemental/launch-login/
    Online portal for examinees, licensees, and member boards to access to all NCEES services-exam registration, records, credentials evaluations, and exam preparation materials, etc.

FBPE Applications

APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE BY EXAM – $230 FEE

The PE applicant must demonstrate four years of verified engineering experience per Rule 61G15-20.002, F.A.C., and a passing grade on the fundamentals exam to be eligible to apply for the PE exam. Since engineering experience obtained prior to the completion of the engineering degree is usually of a sub-professional nature, applicants may be granted only 50 percent of actual experience earned, if the full-time experience is obtained within two years of completing the engineering degree, and involves tasks and responsibilities consistent with the disciplines of engineering. The total engineering experience credit allowable for pre-graduation experience shall not exceed 12 months. A full 48 months of experience must be obtained at the time of application, not when the application is reviewed by the Board. Advanced degrees obtained as a full time student may count for 12 months equivalent experience. This is further explained in Rule 61G15-20.002(1)(b)2, F.A.C. Foreign experience can be counted and verified in the same manner as provided in the application for experience.

Files:

PE Initial Application-pdf   <<< Click to Download

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINE EXAMINATION APPLICATION – $125 FEE

Licensees in Florida, who wish to register additional qualifications on their license record to demonstrate proficiency in an area of engineering, may apply for one of the engineer discipline choices of PE exams offered by the NCEES. Passing an additional discipline examination will add that discipline modifier to your license record, which is viewable on the public license portal.

Files:

PE Additional Discipline Examination-pdf   <<< Click to Download

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE RE-EXAMINATION APPLICATION – $125 FEE

This application is for use by applicants who have previously been approved to sit for the exam and have either: (1) failed the exam but have less than three fails; or (2) the applicant did not show for the exam. Approvals are for specific exam dates and each exam administration must be applied for individually. Not showing up on a day you are scheduled for the exam administration will not count against your three allowed fails but, a new re-exam application must be submitted for an additional exam date approval.

Files:

PE Re-Exam Application-pdf   <<< Click to Download

If it has been more than three years since you filed your initial application to sit for the PE exam, you cannot use this application. Please use the Initial Application for PE Examination to seek approval to take any future PE exams. If you don’t know whether it has been three years or more since you first applied, contact Board staff at (850) 521-0500 for information regarding your examination history.

FEE WAIVER AVAILABLE

“Pursuant to 455.213(12), F.S., the Board shall waive the initial licensing fee, the initial application fee, and the initial unlicensed activity fee for a military veteran or his or her spouse at the time of discharge, if he or she applies to the Board for a license within 60 months after the veteran is discharged from any branch of the United States Armed Forces. To qualify for this waiver, the veteran must have been honorably discharged.  A written request for waiver and a copy of Form DD-214, (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) should be submitted with the application.”

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