FLORIDA EXAMINATION INFORMATION
If you plan to register for the NCEES Fundamentals (FE) exam or the Principles & Practice (PE) exam in Florida, 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.
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 the NCEES website. Once the account is created, the candidate can select REGISTER and follow the on-screen instructions. An exam fee of $175 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 test 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 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, pay the $175 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 does not receive 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 another state, a person must apply to sit for the Principles & Practice of Engineering (PE) exam 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 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 at (850) 521-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the PE exam and to download an application, go to the Principles and Practice Examination page under the Licensure section of our website.