FLORIDA EXAMINATION INFORMATION

If you plan to register for the NCEES Fundamental (FE) or Principles & Practice (PE) exam in NCEES_logo_horiz_tagFlorida, read all information on this page before proceeding to register with NCEES Exam Administration Services. The registration processes for the FE Exam and the PE Exam are different, and the State of Florida has specific education requirements in order to obtain professional licensure.

If you wish to submit an application for examination, please refer to the appropriate page for the exam, Fundamental Examination page or Principles & Practice Examination page.

For detailed information about NCEES exams, including such topics as study materials, dates and deadlines, registration, policies, test fees, test locations, and testing accommodations, please visit www.ncees.org or use the Quick Links section on this page.


FE COMPUTER-BASED TESTING (CBT) EXAM

The FE exam is a computer-based exam administered year-round in testing windows at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. For more information on exam scheduling, please visit http://ncees.org/engineering/fe/.

A candidate seeking to take the FE CBT Exam has two options for registration: direct registration with NCEES or pre-approval with FBPE. Please read the registration option details below very carefully. The State of Florida requires specific education requirements to obtain Engineer Intern certification or Professional Engineer licensure regardless of what registration option is selected. We encourage you to contact us regarding these requirements prior to registering for the FE exam or applying for the PE exam should you have any questions.

Option 1 – Direct Registration with NCEES – FE Exam Only

A candidate can register directly with NCEES to sit for the FE exam by creating a MyNCEES account on NCEES’s website at http://ncees.org/supplemental/launch-login/. Once the account is created, the candidate can select REGISTER and follow the on-screen instructions. An exam fee of $225 is payable directly to NCEES during this process. When registration is completed and approved, the candidate will be notified and provided authorization to schedule the exam appointment. An exam appointment can be scheduled by accessing the candidate’s MyNCEES account, selecting SCHEDULE, and choosing their preferred Pearson Vue Testing Center location and exam date. Candidates will receive their exam results directly from NCEES.

If the candidate wishes to apply for certification as an Engineer Intern (EI) in Florida and has directly registered with NCEES, the FE Endorsement Application must be completed and submitted to FBPE for approval. Once the application has been paid in full, processed and approved, an EI certificate will be issued to the candidate. The fee for applying by endorsement is $100. The application for FE Endorsement is located at the bottom of this page.

Option 2 – FE Exam Application/Registration with FBPE

A candidate can also apply with FBPE prior to registering for the FE exam with NCEES. A candidate seeking professional licensure in the State of Florida who wants to ensure that he or she has met the education requirements to qualify as an Engineer Intern, should complete the FE Initial Examination Application and submit the fee of $30 to FBPE. Once the application has been reviewed and approved by FBPE, the candidate can then register with NCEES.

The registration process with NCEES is the same as stated above in that the candidate must create a MyNCEES account to register (go to http://ncees.org/supplemental/launch-login/), pay the $225 exam fee, and choose the exam “period” that best suits their schedule from one of the exam windows. Once the exam has been completed the grades will be reported to the candidate and the Board. When the Board receives notification of the passing candidates, EI certificates will be issued and mailed to the recipient.

If the candidate should not achieve a passing score, he or she must either re-register directly with NCEES (if this option was taken) or submit a re-exam application to FBPE for approval to schedule another attempt to take the exam. NOTE: Only one attempt to take the exam can be made within an exam window.


PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (PE) EXAM

Having passed the fundamentals exam, either in Florida or in another state, a person must apply to sit for the Principles and Practice examination (PE) to complete the process for professional licensure. Interested candidates must apply with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and receive a Notice of Eligibility with a Candidate Number BEFORE registering with NCEES.

If an applicant has passed the FE and the PE exams in another state, they may apply for “Licensure by Endorsement,” 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.

If you register for an examination with NCEES Exam Administration Services and have not been approved by the Florida Board, your exam fee will NOT be refunded. For questions about exam eligibility, please call the Board office or send an email to peandfeexamquestions@fbpe.org.

For more information about the PE exam and download an application go to the Principles and Practice Examination (PE) page under the Licensure section of our website.

QUICK LINKS

  • NCEES Examinee Guide – http://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 FE Exam Specificationshttp://ncees.org/engineering/fe/
    This link provides the specifications for each of the discipline specific FE 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 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 Schedule – http://ncees.org/exams/schedule/
  • FE Exam Reference Handbookhttp://ncees.org/engineering/fe/
    To download the FE Exam Reference Handbook, you are required to enter a valid email address to receive a password to access the handbook.  The password will be sent to you electronically, which you will enter on the same page where you entered your email address to access and download the reference guide.
  • NCEES Exam  Prep Material – http://ncees.org/exams/exam-preparation-materials/
  • NCEES Media on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/user/NCEESMedia/
    NCEES’ media channel on You Tube 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.

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE - NCEES CHANGES NOTIFICATION PROCESS ***

Effective with the October 2013 exam cycle, NCEES will no longer provide pass/fail letters to examinees. Instead, examinees will be notified when their results are available, along with instructions to log into their MyNCEES account to view them. State-specific information that was included in these letters will now be provided to the examinee via a link that directs them to their state board’s website.

Please find below information and instructions regarding how to proceed whether you have passed or failed the FE or PE exams. Please note that to ensure that you receive your licensure information, you must report any changes in your address immediately to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. To make changes to your address, telephone numbers, or email address, you can use the interactive form on our website at https://www.fbpe.org/LicenseContactChange or send an email request directly to board@fbpe.org.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING (FE) EXAM - PASS

If you successfully pass the FE exam, and have graduated since the exam, you must submit your official transcript to the Florida Board showing proof of graduation in order to receive your certificate. Certifications will be mailed eight to ten weeks after the receipt of transcripts.

Please send transcripts to:
Florida Board of Professional Engineers
ATTN: FE Exam Desk
2639 North Monroe Street, Suite B-112
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING (FE) EXAM - FAIL

If you did not pass the FE exam and wish to reapply for a future examination, you must file the FE re-examination application and fee in accordance with the established procedures posted on our website at Fundamental (FE) Examination page.

Please make checks payable to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and be sure the check is included with the application. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information contact the Florida Board of Professional Engineers at (850) 521-0500.

Once you have received approval from the Florida Board, you must register and pay the exam fee with NCEES. To reschedule as a candidate for the next examination, you must complete the registration process online at the NCEES website. All instructions and deadlines can be found at http://ncees.org/engineering/fe/.

Once you have registered with NCEES you will then select the Pearson VUE Center of your choice to re-schedule to sit for the FE exam. Please note that should you fail the FE exam, you will not be able to re-schedule to retake the exam in the same testing window. Only one attempt is allowed per testing window and only three attempts are allowed in total. Should you fail the FE exam three times, you will be required to complete 12 additional credit hours or complete an examination review course pursuant to 61G15-21.007(1) and (2), F.A.C. before re-applying to take the exam.

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PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (PE) EXAM - PASS

If you have successfully passed the PE exam, you will be notified directly from NCEES and a record of your results will be provided to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. To ensure that you receive your licensure information, you must report any changes in your contact information immediately to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

The Board will initiate the final steps for licensing you as a professional engineer. The process of entering the scores, assigning license numbers, and issuing the license card and wall certificate takes eight to ten weeks. You may check the status of your license by visiting http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/ to access the licensure database of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation or by email at PEandFEexamquestions@fbpe.org.Once your record reflects a license number, your wallet card and wall certificate will follow.

Professional Engineers who file plans for permitting in Florida must evidence completion of an Advanced Building Code Course. If you need further information, please email the Florida Board of Professional Engineers at Board@fbpe.org or call (850) 521-0500.

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PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE (PE) EXAM - FAIL

If you did not pass the PE exam and wish to reapply for a future examination, you must file the PE re-examination application and fee in accordance with the established deadlines posted on our website at https://fbpe.org/index.php/licensure/application-process/principles-practice-examination.

Applications and fees not received in the Board office by the posted deadline will be denied. Please make checks payable to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and be sure the check is included with the application. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. For more information contact the Florida Board of Professional Engineers at (850) 521-0500. Application deadlines for FBPE can be found at  https://fbpe.org/index.php/licensure/application-process.

Once you have received re-approval from the Florida Board, you must register and pay the exam fee with NCEES. To reschedule as a candidate for the next examination, you must complete the registration process online at the NCEES website. All instructions and deadlines can be found at http://ncees.org/exams/pe-exam/.

Should you fail the PE exam three times, you will be required to you will be required to complete 12 additional credit hours hours or complete an examination review course pursuant to 61G15-21.007(1) and (2), F.A.C. before re-applying to take the exam.

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