CHANGE OF STATUS APPLICATION
The Change of Status Application allows you to change the status of your Professional Engineer license in several ways.
While filling out the application, please check the appropriate box in the “Select the Action Requested” section.
Please note the corresponding fee, and mail it and the completed application to FBPE, 2400 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32308. See the gray box at right for payment types accepted by FBPE.
SET LICENSE TO ACTIVE STATUS
RENEW DELINQUENT AND SET ACTIVE LICENSE STATUS
If you are a Florida licensee with an inactive license, you may apply to change your license status back to active at any time, provided you meet the requirements for active status, pay the application fee and any other applicable licensure or reactivation fees. You must report to the Board any action taken against a license that you hold in any jurisdiction since your last renewal.
In addition, you will be required to show proof that you have completed the 18 hours of continuing education if you hold a Florida license only. If you hold a license and practice engineering in another state, you will be required to verify continuous licensure in that state and complete one hour of Florida laws and rules continuing education.
SET LICENSE TO INACTIVE STATUS
RENEW DELINQUENT AND SET INACTIVE LICENSE STATUS
If you are a Florida licensed engineer and are not currently practicing engineering in this state, but you do not want to retire your license, you can apply to change the status of your PE license from “active” to “inactive.” You must report to the Board any action taken against a license that you hold in any jurisdiction since your last renewal.
During renewal periods, you must first renew your license before you request Inactive status.
Once you are granted inactive status, you will still be required to pay the renewal fee for each biennium that your license is inactive. You will not be required to take any continuing education hours.
REINSTATE NULL-AND-VOID LICENSE
To reinstate a null-and-void Florida PE license, you must submit the Change of Status Application, fees, proof of satisfaction of any discipline imposed against the void license, passage of the Board’s Laws and Rules Study Guide, and either:
- Proof of licensure in good standing in another state or territory and of active practice of engineering; or
- Proof of completion of 36 hours of continuing education¸ including two hours of professional ethics and one hour of Florida laws and rules. With the exception of the one hour of Florida laws and rules, which can be taken online, the remaining 35 hours must be in person or synchronous live streaming/videoconference/interactive webinar, or distance-learning CE courses provided by a national or Florida engineering society or association; other online and distance-learning courses will not be accepted.