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.


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.


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.


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.


As a Florida licensed professional engineer if you are no longer actively practicing engineering, you can apply to retire your license. Retiring your license means that you are willing to relinquish your license, not renew, and that you will refrain from practicing engineering and using your seal.

To retire your license, you must complete the Application for Retired Status (below) and submit to FBPE for Board approval. All applications for Retired Status must be approved by the Board. This requires that your name be placed on the Retired Status List on the Board agenda at each Board meeting. The Board meets in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the Board meeting. The Board meeting dates can be found on the Calendar under Meetings and Agenda section of this website. During the renewal process, if you submit your Retired Status Application after Jan. 15, your license will show delinquent until the application is approved at the next Board meeting. Once you have been approved and your license is officially in a retired status, your licensure record will be updated to reflect “PE, Retired.” Retired licensees can refer to themselves as “Professional Engineer, Retired” or “PE, Retired,” but cannot engage in any engineering practice.

Unlike with other status changes, once retired, a PE license cannot be reinstated. Should you decide to return to active practice, you will need to complete and submit a new application for licensure under the Florida licensing requirements in effect at the time you apply. Your previously held PE number cannot be reinstated once retired. If your new application for licensure is approved, a new PE license number will be issued.

Email the completed form to, or mail it to FBPE, 2400 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32308.

If you are unsure about retiring your license, you may consider requesting to have your license made inactive. If you have questions related to either of these processes, please contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500, ext. 114.


Licensure verifications must be requested through your NCEES Record at MyNCEES. To request a verification, log into MyNCEES, and click on “License verification” or “Exam verification” from the “Common Tasks” shown on the dashboard screen.

NCEES Record users can register for exams, download/purchase exam prep materials, request license and exam verifications, track CPC, or have their credentials evaluated at MyNCEES.

If you encounter a state that does not use the NCEES verification process, please contact

For any other questions regarding verifications, please contact Brendan Henricks at (850) 521-0500, ext. 116.


If you are a Florida certified Engineer Intern or licensed Professional Engineer and wish a duplicate or replacement wall certificate, complete the order form below and submit it to FBPE. The fee for ordering a duplicate certificate is $25.00.

For those needing to change their name, you must submit a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order, along with the Duplicate Certificate Form. There is no fee associated with name changes (which does not include a replacement wall certificate). Email your completed form with name change documentation to While the name change is free, if you also wish to order a duplicate certificate, you must pay the $25.00 fee via check mailed, along with the completed form, to FBPE.

Please allow four to six weeks for processing, printing, and mailing of the wall certificate. If you have any questions, please contact the Board office at (850) 521-0500.

Note: Open the PDF files using Adobe Reader, rather than your web browser, for the interactive forms to work properly.


Changes of Status

Nancy Wilkins
Licensure Analyst
(850) 521-0500, ext. 113


Application and licensure fees are set by Rule 61G15-24.001, Florida Administrative Code. Fees are non-refundable except where noted. FBPE only accepts checks and money orders. They must be made payable to FBPE in the exact amount. No credit cards or cash are accepted.