Louisiana Engineering License

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Licensing requirements for Louisiana engineers and firms.

This page provides an overview of engineering licensing in Louisiana for individuals and firms. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Company Licenses

Louisiana Engineering Company Licenses

Louisiana Engineering Firm License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Law:

La. R.S. 37:681 

Ownership Requirements:

None for business corporations and LLCs.

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.

Form:

Firm Licensure Application

Agency fee:

$165

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:

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

Individual Licenses

Louisiana Individual Engineering Licenses

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 Professional Engineer License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Professional Engineer by Examination Part I

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Engineer Renewal Invoice

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by September 30.

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$0

Design Firm - Engineering firm registration is sometimes grouped with architecture and land surveying on a single “design firm” application form.

EI (Engineering Intern) - A term also used to describe an Engineer in Training.

EIT (Engineer in Training) - A professional designation granted upon having completed at least 3 years of school at an ABET-accredited university and having passed the FE exam.

FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) - An exam testing on basic engineering principles that is required to become an engineer in training.

PE (Professional Engineer or 'Principles and Practice in Engineering') - Means either Professional Engineer or refers to the Principles and Practice in Engineering exam that is a prerequisite for an engineering license.

Reciprocity - When a licensed engineer in one state can provide documentation (often an NCEES Record) to more easily apply for a license in another jurisdiction.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
Accrediting board that sets standards for university programs in a variety of applied science disciplines.

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Engineering, architecture, and land surveying advocacy group.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Organization that provides continuing education, professional conferences, and advocacy efforts to the civil engineering community.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Mechanical engineering organization that focuses on education and professional development.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
Reviews accreditation requirements and makes final decisions regarding the accreditation process.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES)
Develops, administers, and scores the exams used for engineering licenses.

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
NSPE is an advocacy group for professional engineers.

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