Renewal officially closed on Feb. 28, 2017.

If you did not renew your Florida professional engineers and/or certificates of authorization license by Feb. 28, 2017, then your license is now delinquent. If your license was “delinquent” and you did not renew in this renewal cycle, your license status has now become “null and void,” and you will need to apply for a new license.

The cost of renewing your delinquent license for the 2017-2019 biennium is $123.75, which includes the renewal fee of $98.75, and the delinquent fee is $25.00. There is also a $5.00 fee for unlicensed activity, which FBPE must charge pursuant to Chapter 497.140, F.S., Fees. This fee is collected by the State of Florida to combat the unlicensed practice of engineering.
  • If you have a DBPR account that was set up during a previous renewal, you do not need to set up another account. Simply go to and log into your existing account.
  • If you have never renewed your license online, please be advised that you are required to have your social security number in DBPR’s licensing system in order to set up your account. If the number in the database is incorrect, the system will not allow you to set up your account. If you experience any problems, please call the Board office at (850) 521-0500 and select “Renewal” to speak to a representative.


If you obtained your PE license by examination in Florida AFTER the April 2017 exam cycle, you are required to pay only the fee to renew your license. You do not need to complete the 18 hours of continuing education for this renewal cycle. However, effective with the 2019-2021 biennium, you will be responsible for completing your continuing education hours and paying the renewal fee to successfully renew your license.

If licensure was achieved in Florida by Endorsement (Comity) during a current biennium, the licensee IS REQUIRED to complete all continuing education requirements and pay the renewal fee. To view the continuing education requirements for Florida licensees, please refer to the Continuing Education section of our website.

If you have any questions about renewing your license, please call us at (850) 521-0500, and select Renewal to speak to a representative, or email


  1. Continuing Education (CE) Requirement All licensed PE’s in Florida are required to complete a total of 18 hours of continuing education (CE) in order to renew their licenses. Rule 61G15-22.001,F.A.C., requires 18 hours of continuing education to include one hour of Florida laws and rules, one hour of professional ethics, and four hours of area of practice. The remaining 12 hours may be related to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering If you fail to complete the required CE hours before March 1, 2017, a $100 delinquent fee will be assessed and your license will be placed in a delinquent status until the additional fee is paid. To obtain more information about the continuing education and record keeping requirements, go to the Continuing Education section of our website.
  2. Certificate of Authorization Holders The qualifying engineer (PE) MUST renew his or her license first before attempting to renew the Certificate of Authorization (CA) license. If the qualifying engineer renews his or her license after the CA has been renewed, the certificate WILL NOT automatically renew. If you hold a CA for your company, check the status on DBPR’s website at If the CA status does not show as renewed and both the qualifying engineer and CA have paid renewal fees, you MUST contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500 and select “Renewal” to have this corrected.
  3. Replacement Certificates / Licenses Online printing of licenses is not available. Due to the volume of licenses renewed during each renewal cycle, printing of the physical license for mailing may take four to six weeks. Your current license status can always be verified on until you receive your replacement. You are encouraged to check your licensure record prior to renewal to ensure that the mailing address associated with your license is current and accurate. If this information is dated or incorrect, you risk not getting your replacement license and other important notices from the Board.
  4. Attestation Statements Each licensee will be required to attest to the accuracy of your licensure information, completion of CE for the renewal period, and reporting of any disciplinary action that may have been taken against your license in another jurisdiction. You will not be able to successfully renew your license without providing a response to these statements.
  5. Receipts You should receive an automatic email from the DBPR licensing system confirming that your renewal application has been received. This email will contain an Online Payment Summary in the form of a PDF attachment. This may serve as a receipt.
  6. Paper Renewal Renewal for the 2017-2019 biennium will be available online only. Should you have circumstances that will prevent you from renewing your license online, you can contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500, and select “Renewal” and request a hardcopy renewal application. PLEASE NOTE:
    You must allow at least six weeks to process any renewal request using this method, which means your request must be received by FBPE no later than Jan. 16, 2017, to ensure that your license does not lapse and become delinquent.
  1. Delinquent/ Active Licensees – If your license has a current status of “delinquent/active” and you wish to renew your license, you MUST complete 18 hours of continuing education which includes one hour of Florida laws and rules, one hour of professional ethics, four hours related to your area of practice, and 12 hours related to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering. You will also be required to pay a delinquent fee of $100, as well as the fee for the past renewal cycle and the fee for the current renewal, for a total of $297. If you do not renew before Feb. 28, 2017, your license will become “null and void.”
  2. Null & Void Licensees – If your license is currently “delinquent” and you do not renew in this renewal cycle, your license status will become “null and void” on March 1, 2017. A license status of “null and void ” means your license and license number will no longer be valid. To obtain a new Florida PE licensure, you must reapply through the endorsement process. Information regarding the endorsement process is available on our website under Endorsement in the Licensure: Application Process section.
  3. Current Inactive Licensees – If your license is currently in an “inactive” status, and you want to become “active,” you may renew your license online. Complete the renewal process by going to, and selecting “Renew Your License” or “Licensee Login.”  After you have renewed and paid your $150.00 fee, contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500, ext. 113 to obtain further instruction on how to change your license status back to “active.”  Note: you may be required to demonstrate that you have completed the 18 hours of continuing education requirement if your license has been “inactive” for more than a year.
  4. Active to Inactive License Status Change – In order to place your license in an inactive status during the current renewal period, you MUST pay the renewal fee of $98.75. You will not be required to take any continuing education hours. You will then need to request that your license be placed in “inactive” status by submitting the Application for Change of Status Form – Active to Inactive application to change your license status. Go to the Other Forms page under the Licensure section of our website and download the application. Be sure you have read and understand the requirements of Rule 61G15-22.001, F.A.C., regarding activating your license before your request an inactive status. Should you decide to activate your license, you will be required to submit the Application for Change of Status Form – Inactive to Active with all required documents, pay any additional licensure fees necessary to equal those imposed on an active status licensee, pay any applicable reactivation fees as set by the board and meet all continuing education requirements as defined in Rule 61G15-22.001, F.A.C.
  1. Are all credits that involve training and seminars required to be provided by Florida Board-approved providers? Continuing education hours may be earned by presenting or attending seminars, in-house or non-classroom courses, workshops, or professional or technical presentations made at meetings, webinars, conventions, or conferences, including those presented by vendors with specific knowledge related to the licensee’s area of practice. Pursuant to Rule 61G15-22.011, F.A.C., only BOARD-APPROVED providers may offer continuing education courses and credit. If you take a course from a provider who meets the requirements below, your course will qualify for credit.To qualify as a BOARD-APPROVED provider, a provider applicant must:
    • Submit an application to FBPE for approval to provide continuing education courses; or
    • Be registered as a continuing education provider with the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) or the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
  2. Can I use CE credit obtained for my other licenses towards the CE requirement for my Florida license? With the exception of the one hour Florida Laws & Rules and Professional Ethics CE requirement, you MAY apply continuing education credit earned for another state’s engineering license to your remaining 16 hours, assuming it meets the criteria set forth in 471.017, F.S., Renewal of License, and Rule 61G15-22.001, F.A.C., Continuing Education Requirements. In addition, pursuant to Rule 61G15-22.011, F.A.C., only Board-approved providers may offer continuing education courses and credit. A list of Board-approved CE providers and courses can be found on If you are unsure if a provider or course is approved or acceptable, call the Board office at (850) 521-0500, and select “Continuing Education” for assistance.
  3. Can I fax or email my certificates for my continuing education (CE) to the Board? NO. You are no longer required to report continuing education to the Board. Pursuant to Rule 61G15-22.006, F.A.C., Demonstrating Compliance, the licensee is responsible for retaining receipts, certificates, or other documentation, as may be necessary to evidence completion of continuing education in the event you are subject to a random audit. You must retain these records for four years from the date of completion of the continuing education activity. For more information related to continuing education and CE provider requirements, go to the Continuing Education page on our website.

Military Status

Pursuant to section 455.02(1), F.S., any member of the Armed Forces of the United States may request that his or her professional license be placed in a military status, without paying dues or fees, or performing any other act such as continuing education. This status will for as long as he or she is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty and for a period of six months after discharge from active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, if he or she is not engaged in his or her licensed profession or vocation in the private sector for profit.

If you are a Florida professional engineer and meet these requirements, you simply need to inform the Board and provide your military orders placing you on active duty. Once you are discharged from active duty, you must notify the Board within six months of discharge and submit a Form DD-214. No continuing education or fee is required to return your license to a current and active status. If you have any questions regarding an active military status, please contact the Board office at or call  (850) 521-0500 and select “Renewal.”

To get more information about license renewal, accessing your account, changing your license status and continuing education requirements, please click the button below:



For step-by-step instructions on accessing your account, linking a license, and renewing your license or Certificate of Authorization, click on one of the links below. If you experience any issues accessing your account, please contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500, and select “Renewal” to speak to a representative.



  • Create or update your online license account at
  • Verify your contact information is correct and contains a valid email address and a current physical mailing address. We send notifications and updates to the email address and mailing address on file. This includes your renewed certificate or license. You will not receive important licensure information or your renewed license, if your contact information is out of date.
  • Link an existing license or certificate of authorization to your online profile (if applicable.)
  • Ensure you have completed the 18 hours of required continuing education for the 2015-2017 biennium and that your records are complete. Reporting of continuing education is no longer required in order to renew your license. You may be subject to a random audit of the continuing education credits following renewal.
  • Ensure you are using the most current version of your internet browser (i.e., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.)
  • Have one of the following acceptable forms of payment available: American Express, Discover, VISA, MasterCard, or electronic check payment.


  1. Select “Renew Your License” on
  2. Choose “Engineers” from the list of professions and continue to online services.
    Use your PIN or Activation Code (last four digits of your SSN or FEIN) to access your record.
  3. Confirm the information of the license you are attempting to renew.
  4. Attest to the accuracy of your licensure information, the completion of CE for the renewal period, and reporting of any disciplinary action that may have been taken against your license in another jurisdiction.
  5. Submit payment.