LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT (also known as comity or reciprocity in other jurisdictions)
An applicant who holds licensure in another state, or has passed the FE and the PE exams in another state or territory, may apply for “Licensure by Endorsement,” if they meet the requirements of Rule 61G15-20.0015, F.A.C.
A PE who holds an NCEES record may apply for endorsement using this application. An NCEES record is for licensed engineers and surveyors who plan to practice in multiple states. It provides a means of storing and transmitting your professional records—such as transcripts, exam results, and employment references—in order to apply for licensure in an additional state or territory (in Florida a process known as endorsement). Applicants are required to request a copy of their NCEES record be sent to the Board at the time the application is submitted to the Board. Having passed an NCEES exam does not constitute having an NCEES record. The NCEES record is updated annually by the applicant.
An applicant who holds licensure in another state, or has passed the FE and the PE exams in another state or territory, may apply for “Licensure by Endorsement,” if they meet the requirements of Rule 61G15-20.0015, F.A.C. All requested documents must be sent to the Board for completion of the application. Any omissions will delay the processing of the application and due diligence is required to assure all required documents are forwarded to the Board.
Applicants for the temporary endorsement licensure are granted licensure for a period of three (3) months and the work is restricted to one (1) project. Temporary licensure is limited to one (1) licensure period only and temporary licensure cannot be applied for a second time by the same applicant. All requirements for licensure as noted in Rule 61G15-20.0015, F.A.C., must be met by the applicant to be approved.
“Pursuant to 455.213, Fla. Stat., the Board shall waive the initial licensing fee, the initial application fee, and the initial unlicensed activity fee for a military veteran who applies to the Board for a license within 24 months after discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces. To qualify for this waiver, the veteran must have been honorably discharged. A written request for waiver and a copy of Form DD-214, (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) should be submitted with the application.”