Ultrasonic guided waves based non-destructive testing (NDT) is attractive due to its potential for long range inspection. In NDT, fiber Bragg gratings (FBG) sensor is widely adopted due to its rugged wavelength encoded information and immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI). In this paper we discuss the reception of ultrasonic guided waves in a glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) composite plate using a surface bonded FBG sensor. Experimentally deduced values for wave velocity and attenuation are compared with the theoretical values. © 2018 IEEE.