Licensure renewal begins in November for Professional Engineers licensed in Florida. Follow this checklist to make sure your renewal goes smoothly and you avoid last-minute problems.
✓ Your CE credits
You must have completed 18 hours of continuing education by the time the upcoming licensure renewal period closes, at midnight Feb. 28, 2023. You have just over eight months left to do that.
Keep in mind that of those 18 hours, one hour must relate to the Florida laws and rules of Professional Engineers from a Board-approved provider, and one hour must relate to professional ethics. Four hours must relate to area of practice. The remaining 12 hours may be related to any topic pertinent to the practice of engineering.
After each renewal period closes, just over 3 percent of PEs licensed in Florida will be audited to verify that they have completed their continuing education. (The current CE audit is underway.) Under Rule 61G15-19.004, Florida Administrative Code, penalties for a first violation for failing to complete your CE courses, in addition to the costs of the investigation, can range from a Reprimand and a $1,000 fine, to a one-year suspension, a two-year probation, and a $5,000 fine.
PEs must retain certificates for continuing-education courses for at least two renewal periods, or four years. If you are audited, you will be required to provide those certificates as proof of completing your CE requirements. (Do not submit your CE certificates to the Board unless you are requested to do so.)
✓ Your password
Log into your account at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s website, myfloridalicense.com, and confirm that your PE license is linked to your account. If it isn’t, follow the instructions on our PE License Renewal: Step-by-Step page.
You will need access to your account to renew your PE license, as well as to receive a printable copy of your license. If you discover that you have misplaced your password or that your account or license is associated with a different email address, contact the Board at (850) 521-0500 for assistance.
✓ Your contact information
While you are logged into your account, check that your contact information is up to date.
Florida statutes require that PEs licensed in the state keep their contact information up to date with the Board. This includes your email address, mailing address, and place of practice. (See Section 455.275(1), Florida Statutes.)
✓ Board emails
If you haven’t been receiving emails from FBPE, including the quarterly Connection newsletter, you may have unsubscribed to all FBPE emails. That means you won’t receive notifications and reminders regarding your PE license renewal. Use our Resubscribe to FBPE Emails page to ensure that you receive important information regarding your Florida PE license. (If you’re uncertain, resubscribing won’t hurt.)
Also, check your spam filter for FBPE emails with a return address that ends with “@fbpe.org”. Emails sent by the Board will have only that domain address.
✓ Your PE license status
Check the status of your PE license at myfloridalicense.com.
If it is delinquent, you must pay both the renewal fee from the previous renewal period and a delinquent fee before you can renew for the 2023-25 period.
If it is null and void, you will need to have your license reinstated. Please see the Other Forms page on our website.
✓ Renew early and save
Watch for details on how you can save $10 by renewing early once the renewal period begins in November. Information will be posted on our website and included in the October 2022 newsletter.