Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board


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Physical address:
9643 Brookline Avenue
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Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1433

Phone: 225-925-6291
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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Louisiana Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Registration Renewal

Form:

Certification Renewal Invoice

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by September 30.

Louisiana Engineering Firm License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 37:689

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Associations
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • Officers and directors need not be licensed, but the corporation must appoint a Louisiana licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • Members and managers need not be licensed, but the LLC must appoint a Louisiana licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.

Partnerships:

  • Partners need not be licensed, but the partnership must appoint a Louisiana licensed engineer to be responsible for all engineering activities undertaken by the firm.
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Each firm licensed with the board shall designate one or more supervising professionals. Each supervising professional shall be a licensed professional in an active
    status: 
    • whose primary employment is with the firm, provided the supervising professional works for the firm for a 12-month average of at least 30 hours per week or 130
      hours per month; or
    • whose employment is with the firm, provided the supervising professional has at least a 25 percent ownership interest in the firm. 
  • The supervising professionals of an engineering firm shall be professional engineers.
  • The responsibilities of a supervising professional include:
    • renewal of the firm’s license and notification to the board of any change in the firm’s supervising professionals; 
    • institution of and adherence to policies of the firm that are in accordance with the licensure law and the rules of the board; and
    • ensuring that all professional services provided by the firm are performed by or under the responsible charge of licensed professionals. 

Initial Registration

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165

Turnaround:

Immediate confirmation is provided with online filing

Notes:
  • A firm that has  the word engineering or surveying or any derivative thereof in its title is considered to be offering to provide professional services and therefore must be licensed with the board before doing business
    in the state of Louisiana, unless it has in its title modifying or explanatory words which would, in their ordinary meaning, negate the inference of the professional practice of engineering or land surveying.
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Louisiana licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Louisiana licensed engineer, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's engineering activities.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 90 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. If the name of the entity will contain some form of the word "engineer", first obtain a letter of name approval from the Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.
  2. File entity formation documents with the Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division.
  3. Register an account and complete a Firm License Application on the website of the Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your entity will need to foreign qualify in Louisiana. If not required, skip to number 4.
  2. If the name of the entity will contain some form of the word "engineer", first obtain a letter of name approval from the Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.
  3. File foreign qualification documents with the Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division.
  4. Register an account and complete a Firm License Application on the website of the Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board.

Registration Renewal

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

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Either March 31 or September 30 Biennially

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

Late fee is $60

Amendment

Form:

Application to Change Firm Name

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$25

Law:

La. R.S. 12:1607, et seq., Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 46, Part LXI, Chapter 23

Required Attachments:

Attachments needed if you have a change in domestic corporate, LLC, or LLP name:

  • Certificate of Conversion or Certificate of Merger from the Louisiana Secretary of State. 

Attachments needed if you have a change in domestic corporate or LLC name:

  • A certified copy of the firm's articles of amendment issued by the Louisiana Secretary of State.

Attachments needed if you have a change in foreign corporations, foreign limited liability companies, foreign partnerships, and other foreign entities name:

  • A copy the firm’s amended certificate of authority to do business in Louisiana issued by the Louisiana Secretary of State.

Amendment

Form:

Change of Supervising Professional

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of the effective date of the change.

Reinstatement

Form:

Application to Reinstate Expired Firm

Agency Fee:

$195

Louisiana Land Surveying Firm License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Law:

La. R.S. 37:681 

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Each firm licensed with the board shall designate one or more supervising professionals. Each supervising professional shall be a licensed professional in an active
    status: 
    • whose primary employment is with the firm, provided the supervising professional works for the firm for a 12-month average of at least 30 hours per week or 130
      hours per month; or whose employment is with the firm, provided the supervising professional has at least a 25 percent ownership interest in the firm. 

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$165 or $330 for both 

How to Apply:
  1. Secretary of State: Application for Authority to Transact Business in Louisiana
  2. Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board: Firm Application

Exception: A firm which has in its name the word “engineer” or “survey” or any derivative of that word must submit and have approved a Waiver Request Form to the LA Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Either March 31 or September 30 Biennially

Penalties:

Late fee is $60

Louisiana Land Surveying Intern Certification

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by September 30 or March 31 depending on when the license was issued.

Louisiana Professional Engineer License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

A seal must always be accompanied by the licensee's signature and date. The signature and date must be placed adjacent to or across the seal.

Louisiana Admin Code Title 46:LXI § 2701

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

Computer-generated seals of the same design and size may be used (see rules for physical seal specifications and examples)

...Documents which require a seal may be transmitted electronically provided the seal, signature and date of the licensee are transmitted in a secure mode that precludes the seal, signature and date being reproduced or modified.

Originally-sealed documents which no longer require a seal may be transmitted electronically but shall have the seal removed before transmitting and shall have the following inserted in lieu of the seal, signature and date.

Louisiana Admin Code Title 46:LXI § 2701

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Notes:

After passing the PE exam and obtaining the required experience, applicants should register through the board's online system to obtain a license.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Engineer Renewal Invoice

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by March 30.

Louisiana Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by September 30 or March 31 depending on when the license was issued.

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