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Hi, 

Do any of our Florida PEs recall how long it took to be given the license number after the exam results? 

 

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Hi, 

Do any of our Florida PEs recall how long it took to be given the license number after the exam results? 
Sorry for the delay.

You should have received an email regarding your PE license number if you were among a small number who had previously applied through FBPE and took and passed the October 2020 exam.

Most October 2020 exam passers applied directly with NCEES to take the exam. You will not receive a Florida PE number until you have completed and submitted an application with FBPE and paid the fee. (Just remember, you can not apply for your Florida PE license until you have met Florida's requirements, including having the required engineering experience.)

For more information, please see: https://fbpe.org/licensure/licensure-process/

Once you have applied and your application is deemed complete and you have completed the Florida Laws and Rules Study Guide (you'll get information about this once you've completed your application), it goes through the Board approval process. If approved, you should receive your PE number in four to six weeks. 

 

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Sorry for the delay.

You should have received an email regarding your PE license number if you were among a small number who had previously applied through FBPE and took and passed the October 2020 exam.

Most October 2020 exam passers applied directly with NCEES to take the exam. You will not receive a Florida PE number until you have completed and submitted an application with FBPE and paid the fee. (Just remember, you can not apply for your Florida PE license until you have met Florida's requirements, including having the required engineering experience.)

For more information, please see: https://fbpe.org/licensure/licensure-process/

Once you have applied and your application is deemed complete and you have completed the Florida Laws and Rules Study Guide (you'll get information about this once you've completed your application), it goes through the Board approval process. If approved, you should receive your PE number in four to six weeks. 
Hello FBPE Rep,

I'm still a little confused on the first-time application process in Florida. Above, you stated that an applicant needs to use the FBPE application. But on the FBPE website, its says the following:

"The NCEES Records Program: The NCEES Records program allows engineers to store and easily transmit professional records to any state board when applying for licensure. Using the NCEES Records program when applying for your Professional Engineer license in Florida will significantly speed up the licensure process."

Is the MyNCEES Record used at all during the first-time application process in Florida, or is MyNCEES Record just for multi-state licensure?

 

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Hello FBPE Rep,

I'm still a little confused on the first-time application process in Florida. Above, you stated that an applicant needs to use the FBPE application. But on the FBPE website, its says the following:

"The NCEES Records Program: The NCEES Records program allows engineers to store and easily transmit professional records to any state board when applying for licensure. Using the NCEES Records program when applying for your Professional Engineer license in Florida will significantly speed up the licensure process."

Is the MyNCEES Record used at all during the first-time application process in Florida, or is MyNCEES Record just for multi-state licensure?
It's helpful having the NCEES Records, even if you're making your initial application in Florida.

If you are a NCEES Records holder, you have to fill out pages 1-5 of the application only. We will pull your Record to go with the application file.

Does that clear things up?

 

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It's helpful having the NCEES Records, even if you're making your initial application in Florida.

If you are a NCEES Records holder, you have to fill out pages 1-5 of the application only. We will pull your Record to go with the application file.

Does that clear things up?
Yes that does, thank you.

 

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I just submitted my application to FBPE today together with my NCEES record. The waiting game is now on for my PE license number. Hope it goes smoothly.  :)

 

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Do you have to pay both the FBPE $230 initial application fee and NCEES a fee to transmit my NCEES record if I choose to apply through the NCEES records?

 

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Do you have to pay both the FBPE $230 initial application fee and NCEES a fee to transmit my NCEES record if I choose to apply through the NCEES records?
Yes. $100 for the first transfer and $75 thereafter.
 

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Sorry for the delay.

You should have received an email regarding your PE license number if you were among a small number who had previously applied through FBPE and took and passed the October 2020 exam.

Most October 2020 exam passers applied directly with NCEES to take the exam. You will not receive a Florida PE number until you have completed and submitted an application with FBPE and paid the fee. (Just remember, you can not apply for your Florida PE license until you have met Florida's requirements, including having the required engineering experience.)

For more information, please see: Licensure Process - Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Once you have applied and your application is deemed complete and you have completed the Florida Laws and Rules Study Guide (you'll get information about this once you've completed your application), it goes through the Board approval process. If approved, you should receive your PE number in four to six weeks.
How do you know if the board approved your application? Do the minutes/audio to the meeting get posted?

Or do you just have to wait? (this last option seems almost impossible now days :))
 

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How do you know if the board approved your application? Do the minutes/audio to the meeting get posted?

Or do you just have to wait? (this last option seems almost impossible now days :))
Typically, it's four to six weeks for the Board to review and approve the applications. Some may be quicker, while others may take a bit longer due to the Board having questions regarding education or experience.

Keep an eye on your account at Florida DBPR website (myfloridalicense.com) for your number to appear. Once your number is issued there, you should follow the instructions on our website to request and print the PDF of your license and wallet card. You will also receive a wall certificate in the mail after your license has been approved.
 
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Yes I already have my PE number. They received my application on 12/28/2020 and got my license number on 01/27/2021.
I got the email that my app was complete on 2/4/2021 and I'm still waiting. From the sounds of it, I have at least another week to go.
 

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I got the email that my app was complete on 2/4/2021 and I'm still waiting. From the sounds of it, I have at least another week to go.
Not true. My application was complete on 1/6/2021 but I'm still waiting. I checked my status. Something are deficient, such as Engineer Intern, which I never applied.
 

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I got the email that my app was complete on 2/4/2021 and I'm still waiting. From the sounds of it, I have at least another week to go.
On the email, did it say that after the application is completed, it will be reviewed by the executive director? They typically say that and it typically takes 6-8weeks
 
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On the email, did it say that after the application is completed, it will be reviewed by the executive director? They typically say that and it typically takes 6-8weeks
Yeah, it did and they did say it would be another 6-8 weeks, I was just hoping that was a conservative estimate rather than a hard-and-fast timeline. At this point, like probably everyone else, I'm just tired of waiting.
First I had to wait 6 months to take the exam, since they cancelled in April. Then, we all had to wait 6 weeks for results. And now, I'm waiting on the application to be processed. I'm just a little frustrated, but I guess whining and complaining about it online don't do me any good, either.

Not true. My application was complete on 1/6/2021 but I'm still waiting. I checked my status. Something are deficient, such as Engineer Intern, which I never applied.
I had that EI certificate locked-up back in 2016 when I graduated, so I should be good there, as far as I know.
 
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Yeah, it did and they did say it would be another 6-8 weeks, I was just hoping that was a conservative estimate rather than a hard-and-fast timeline. At this point, like probably everyone else, I'm just tired of waiting.
First I had to wait 6 months to take the exam, since they cancelled in April. Then, we all had to wait 6 weeks for results. And now, I'm waiting on the application to be processed. I'm just a little frustrated, but I guess whining and complaining about it online don't do me any good, either.


I had that EI certificate locked-up back in 2016 when I graduated, so I should be good there, as far as I know.
Finally got my license # today!
 

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