Florida has over 5,600 qualified business organizations registered to provide engineering services in the state. To offer engineering services in Florida through a business organization or by an individual using a fictitious name, you must be qualified by a Professional Engineer licensed in Florida.
To register a new engineering firm with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, click the link below and log into your account at myfloridalicense.com. You should be presented with a series of screens that will step you through the process of registering your firm and linking a Professional Engineer as its qualifying agent.
There is no charge to register an engineering firm.
Engineering firms with previous Certificates of Authorization were rolled over into the new registry. Please log into your myfloridalicense.com to confirm that the information for your engineering business is correct and that a qualifying agent is linked to the firm.
Engineering firms registered with DBPR will no longer have to renew their registration, and there is no certificate or license to print. But you must maintain compliance with the requirements below.
Registered engineering companies must comply with requirements in Section 471.023, Florida Statutes:
- A qualifying agent who leaves an engineering firm must notify the Board within 24 hours.
- The qualifying agent of a firm must notify the Board within 30 days of any changes to information in the firm’s initial registration application.
- If the qualifying agent leaves the firm and was the only qualifying engineer for the business, the firm may no longer provide engineering services in Florida and must be qualified by another Professional Engineer within 60 days if it wishes to resume offering engineering services. FBPE or the Florida Engineers Management Corporation may authorize a temporary qualifying engineer for no more than 60 days in order to proceed with incomplete contracts.
The qualified business organization registration also applies to out-of-state firms seeking to temporarily perform engineering services in Florida.