Welcome to the FBPE Study Guide

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers is responsible for implementing Chapter 471 of the Florida Statutes, which states that the Legislature deems it necessary in the interest of public health and safety to regulate the practice of engineering in this state.

In responding to this statutory mandate, the Florida Board of Professional Engineers works diligently to ensure that licensees are competent and, in fact, do not pose a danger to the public. One aspect of implementing the law involves the evaluation of a candidate’s ability and knowledge of professional engineering. This evaluation is accomplished through the review of an applicant’s education and experience, and requires passage of the national examination developed by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). In addition, the Legislature has mandated that all Professional Engineers practicing in Florida be knowledgeable regarding the laws and rules that govern the practice of engineering in Florida. The Board implements this requirement through completion of this FBPE Study Guide on Florida’s Laws and Rules. The Study Guide consists of a written text that thoroughly reviews Chapter 471, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 61G15, Florida Administrative Code.

You may print out the Study Guide (see Study Guide PDF tab); however, the Study Guide is to be completed online. Completion of the Study Guide does not count toward continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers licensed in Florida.

You are required to submit the Study Guide as a part of the application process. An application file will not be considered complete unless the Study Guide is submitted. In accordance with Rule 61G15-20.0016, F.A.C., an applicant must achieve a minimum score of 90 percent on the Study Guide.

You may stay online as long as you want, or you may go online and offline as frequently as you want. Once you answer the last question, you will be able to submit your quiz for grading, and your score will be sent directly to your file at the FBPE office. You have unlimited attempts to pass the Study Guide. However, following 15 attempts, you will be prohibited from logging in. You will need to have FBPE staff reset your account to allow further attempts.

This Study Guide serves as an excellent resource for information on the Florida Engineering Practice Act and the rules promulgated by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Successfully completing the Study Guide will ensure you have the knowledge necessary to comply with regulations as you begin your engineering practice in Florida.

Upon completion of the Study Guide, the applicant will have an understanding of:

  • The history of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, the requirements for service on the Board, and the current Board membership;
  • The history of the Florida Engineers Management Corporation;
  • The laws and rules that are the basis for regulation of the profession, and the definitions that are key to their understanding;
  • The licensure of engineers to include who is exempt from licensure, pathways to licensure, and the requirements of the different pathways;
  • The requirements to maintain the license, and the various states of licensure;
  • The requirements relating to signing, dating, and sealing engineering documents, as well as the proper process for adopting the work of another engineer as that of your own;
  • The Responsibility Rules, as well as definitions key to their understanding; and;
  • The disciplinary process when the laws and rules are violated, including a review of the acts that constitute grounds for disciplinary action, and the penalties that may be imposed.