MILITARY LICENSURE FEE WAIVER

FBPE thanks active duty personnel and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their spouses, for their service to our state and our nation. Florida Statutes give the Board leeway to assist these individuals with licensure. Please contact FBPE at (850) 521-0500, ext. 105, or email board@fbpe.org for more information.

APPLICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE FOR ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL OR SPOUSE

This application is for any individual that holds a valid license to practice engineering in another state, the District of Columbia, any possession or territory of the United States, or any foreign jurisdiction, and is applying for licensure in Florida; and is currently serving, or has formerly served and received an honorable discharge at any time as an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or a spouse or surviving spouse of such member. Fingerprinting and a Form DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty) are required for this application. See Section 455.02(1), Florida Statutes.

This form should be attached to your Application for Licensure as Professional Engineer.

MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES/SPOUSE FEE WAIVER AND MILITARY SERVICE VERIFICATION

This form may be used for the following:

Military Veteran/Spouse Full Fee Waiver Request – Within 60 Months of Honorable Discharge. This form may be used by veterans returning from service, or the spouse of a veteran, to request a waiver of fees. The initial license fee, initial application fee, and initial unlicensed activity fee will be waived for veterans returning from service, or the spouse of a veteran at the time of discharge, provided the veteran or spouse applies for licensure within 60 months of being honorably discharged. A Form DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty) must be filed with the application. This waiver does not include examination fees. This waiver request is subject to approval by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. The applicant also must meet requirements for licensure in Florida. See Section 455.213(13), F.S.

This form should be attached to your Application for Licensure as Professional Engineer.

Members of the Armed Forces/Veteran/Spouse Licensing Fee Waiver Request. This form may be used by any individual that is currently serving, or has formerly served, as an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or a spouse or surviving spouse of such member who was married to the member during a period of active duty, to request a waiver of the initial license fee. A Form DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty) must be filed with the application. This waiver only applies to the licensing fee; other fees including application and unlicensed activity fees are still due at time of application. This waiver request is subject to approval by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. See Section 455.219(7)(a), F.S.

This form should be attached to your Application for Licensure as Professional Engineer.

LOW-INCOME LICENSURE FEE WAIVER

Fees shouldn’t be a barrier to obtaining your Professional Engineer license in Florida. Section 455.219(7)(a), Florida Statutes, permits FBPE to waive the initial license fee of $100.00 for low-income individuals who qualify.

To qualify for this fee waiver, the applicant must demonstrate an annual household income, before taxes, at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines prescribed for the family’s household size by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Please note, this waiver only applies to the licensing fee; other fees including application and unlicensed activity fees are still due at time of application.

This form should be attached to your Application for Licensure as Professional Engineer.

LICENSURE FEES

Application and licensure fees are set by Rule 61G15-24.001, Florida Administrative Code. Fees are non-refundable except where noted. FBPE only accepts checks and money orders. They must be made payable to FBPE in the exact amount. No credit cards or cash are accepted.

Please contact the Board office for clarification of the licensure process before submitting an application. You may risk a loss of fees if your application is filed in error or is untimely filed.