You may apply for licensure as a Professional Engineer in Florida once you:
- Earn a Board-approved bachelor’s degree,
- Pass both the Fundamentals of Engineering and Principles & Practice of Engineering exams,
- Earn the requisite months of engineering experience,
- Have three Professional Engineer references,
- Have a U.S. Social Security number, and
- Are at least 18 years old.
You should use the Application for Licensure as Professional Engineer, below, to apply for:
- Initial PE licensure in Florida, or
- PE licensure in Florida if you hold a current, active PE license in another state. (Florida does not license by reciprocity or comity.)
Also, applicants for PE licensure must complete the Board’s Laws and Rules Study Guide with a score of 90 percent or greater.
The Board will not issue a license to anyone who is under investigation in another state for any act that would constitute a violation of Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, or Chapter 455, F.S., until such time as the investigation is deemed complete and disciplinary proceedings have been terminated.
If you previously held a PE license in Florida and allowed it to become null and void because of non-renewal, please use the Change of Status Application instead.
The NCEES Records Program: The NCEES Records program allows engineers to store and easily transmit professional records to any state board when applying for licensure. Using the NCEES Records program when applying for your Professional Engineer license in Florida will significantly speed up the licensure process.
Having passed the NCEES exams does not constitute having an NCEES Record. You have an NCEES account to create a Record. NCEES Records allows you to document transcripts, exam results, employment experience, and professional references. Create a MyNCEES account on the NCEES website.