RETIRED STATUS APPLICATION
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.
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. Note: 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.
You can mail the completed form to FBPE, 2639 N Monroe St., Suite B-112, Tallahassee, FL 32303-4064, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to (850) 521-0521.
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.