Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

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Florida Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Florida.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry licensing in Florida for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Florida Engineering Company Licenses

Florida Certificate of Authorization (Land Surveying)

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$255 for a regular license or $180 for a temporary certificate.

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$355 ($350 renewal fee and $5 unlicensed activity fee).

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Florida Engineering Business Registration

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE)
Law:

Fla. Stat. § 471.023

Ownership Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Business registrations do not need to be renewed.

Florida Engineering Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE)
Law:

Fla. Stat. Ch. 471 

Ownership Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

This section applies to engineering firms that are applying for a license in Florida for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$230 for a regular license or $180 for a temporary certificate.

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • At least one of the principal officers of the business organization, or at least one of the partners of a partnership must hold a valid professional engineer license.
  • If the title of the principal officer is not President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer, the firm must provide additional documentation including the title of the officer and proof that the officer is empowered to bind the entity.
Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

This section applies to engineering firms that are already licensed in Florida and need to renew their license.

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$98.75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment

Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Florida Geology Business Certificate of Authorization

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation: Board of Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$350

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Florida Individual Engineering Licenses

Florida Geologist In Training Registration

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation: Board of Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$190

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Florida Professional Engineer License

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE)

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$230

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$99

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Florida Professional Geologist License

Agency:Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation: Board of Professional Geologists

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$125

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Florida Surveyor and Mapper License

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$255

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$255

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Florida Surveyor in Training License

Agency:Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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