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    Florida
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    Licensing Professional Engineers in Florida, and encouraging engineering students to pursue licensure.

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  1. In case you hadn't heard, a new law went into effect in Florida on Oct. 1, 2019, that makes several significant changes to Professional Engineer licensure. First, the law decouples the PE exam from experience. So you no longer have to have four years of engineering experience to register for the PE exam. You still must have the required experience before you can apply for your PE license. Also, now you no longer apply to take either the FE or PE exams through the Florida Board of Professional Engineers first. You go straight to NCEES to register. After you pass either, you then apply with FBPE for your EI certification or your PE license. The law also allows those with Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering technology from an ETAC/ABET-accredited program to be licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida. Those with engineering technology degrees must have six years of engineering experience before they can apply for their PE license in Florida (while those with engineering degrees are required to have four years of experience). You now have to be at least 18 years old to get your PE license. FBPE's executive director, Zana Raybon, summarized the new changes in her column in the July 2019 newsletter: fbpe.org/from-the-executive-director-how-the-new-law-affects-engineers-firms/ We've updated our website based on the changes. You can start here: fbpe.org/licensure/licensure-process/ The rules regarding the new law are still being finalized. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help. You can reach out directly to any of our analysts: fbpe.org/contact/#licensure
  2. FBPE Rep

    FL Results

    DBPR received the current, verified list of passing candidates after FBPE released the results. The Structural passers will be sent separately when those results are released.
  3. FBPE Rep

    FL Results

    We haven't gotten an update from DBPR regarding license numbers. And we're still waiting on the Structural exam results. Hang in there. Hopefully it won't be too much longer on either.
  4. FBPE Rep

    FL Results

    In Florida, 415 took the PE exam in April, with 250 passing and 165 failing. That would be a 60.24 pass rate. (These numbers do not take into account Structural, since the results are still pending.)
  5. FBPE Rep

    FL Results

    Yes, DBPR was given the list of exam passers (except for Structural) last week. It will take two to three weeks for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to input the results and for us to double-check everything, then DBPR will generate PE numbers. Watch your account at myfloridalicense.com for your PE number to appear (hopefully by Memorial Day).
  6. FBPE Rep

    FL Results

    We're still waiting on the Structural exam results. Let me check on Monday to see if I can get the Florida stats.
  7. We just gave NCEES the okay to release Florida results. So keep an eye out. Congrats to the 250 who passed the April exam! It will take two to three weeks for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to input the results and for us to double-check everything, then DBPR will generate PE numbers. Watch your account at myfloridalicense.com for your PE number to appear (hopefully by Memorial Day).
  8. This is pretty clear in Florida statutes: Though someone may have passed the PE exam, they are not licensed until it has been verified with NCEES and a license number is issued. (At least in Florida.) But check your own state's statutes and rules, which may be different from Florida's.
  9. This is terribly bad advice. Even having a business card, or using the PE after your name in an email can be construed as practicing Engineering without a license in many states if you do not have an active license. Absolutely bad advice. The last thing you want to do is start your career as an almost-licensed PE with a disciplinary action taken against you. Here's some pertinent information regarding what constitutes unlicensed activity in Florida: "Using a name or title tending to indicate that a person holds an active license as engineer. Examples include: Professional Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Air-Conditioning Engineer, Architectural Engineer, Civil Engineer, etc." Of course, the laws and rules governing professional engineers vary from state to state.
  10. We just sent out an email blast to everyone who passed the October 2018 PE exam, and posted the following on our website: Florida Professional Engineer license numbers have been issued for those who passed the October 2018 Principles & Practice of Engineering exam, and licenses, along with a wallet cards, can now be printed from an electronic file. To do this, you will first need to locate your PE license number. Visit myfloridalicense.com, click the yellow “Verify a License” button and search for your name. Make note of the license number that appears by your name in the results. Next, you must create an account at myfloridalicense.com, then link your license to that account. Refer to the appropriate steps on the PE License Renewal: Step-by-Step page on our website. (We strongly recommend that you use a personal email address when you create your account, so that you will have access to it should you change jobs. You will be able to add a business email address later to your license information. Also, keep the answer to your secret question simple and one word, then store it in a secure location.) Once you have linked your PE license, you can request a PDF of your license and wallet card following the steps on our website. The PDF will be generated and emailed to you within 30 minutes. In addition, a wall certificate will be mailed to new PEs within two to three weeks. If you have any questions, please call the FBPE office at (850) 521-0500 for assistance.
  11. Congratulations to everyone who passed the October 2018 PE exam! So what's your next step in Florida? You will need to go to myfloridalicense.com (which is run by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation) and create an account. For how to do that, check out steps 1-5 on the PE Licensure Renewal: Step-by-Step page on our website. The Florida Board of Professional Engineers will shortly be providing the list PE exam passers to DBPR. They should have everyone added to their system at myfloridalicense.com after the first of the year. When that happens, you will be assigned a PE number and will need to link your license to your account. Go back to the PE Licensure Renewal instructions on our website and start at step 6, which explains how to do that. As of November, FBPE is no longer mailing out PE licenses and wallet cards. Once you've linked your license to your account, you can follow the steps on our How Do I Print My License? page. PDFs of your PE license and wallet card will be generated and emailed to you, which you will then need to print. Watch your mail later in January for your wall certificate and letter from FBPE.
  12. FBPE staff is in the process of reviewing the results for errors and exceptions. After that, we will authorize release of the Florida results. We hope it won't be too long. The Board is meeting in Tallahassee today. If you're in the area, you are welcome to attend any part of it.
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