Help Center / I FAILED the exam, what should I do now regarding licensure in Florida?

If you have a current licensure application by examination on file with the Board, your application and fees are valid for one year after the date the Board approved your application. You must re-apply with NBCOT to take the exam, request (and pay) for your scores to be sent to Florida, again. We will process your licensure when we receive your successful scores, if received before your application expires. It is your responsibility to make sure we receive your successful score or your NBCOT Certification number to verify and complete your licensure, prior to your file expiration date.

If you were issued a Temporary Permit you must STOP working immediately and notify the Board, as the Temporary Permit is invalid upon knowledge of your unsuccessful score. The temporary permit will be revoked by the Board upon receipt of your score.

If you do not have a current application on file for licensure in Florida, after you successfully complete the exam and receive your NBCOT certification number, you may apply for licensure, by the Endorsement application method. Please visit NBCOT’s website for more information on the exam re-take requirements and procedures, at: