Engineering Licensing Compliance Guide

Engineering Licensing Compliance

Louisiana Engineering Industry Licensing

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Licensing requirements for engineering industry firms and individuals in Louisiana.

This page provides an overview of engineering industry 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.

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Louisiana Engineering Company Licenses

Louisiana Engineering Firm License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Law:

La. R.S. 37:681 

Ownership Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$165

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

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

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Amendment

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25

Amendment

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Reinstatement

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$195

Louisiana Geology Firm License

Not required



More information: Louisana Board of Professional Geoscientists

Registration Not Required

Not required



Louisiana Land Surveying Firm License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Law:

La. R.S. 37:681 

Entity Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$165 or $330 for both 

Order of Operations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Louisiana Individual Engineering Licenses

Louisiana Engineer Intern Certification

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$60

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Geologist-in-Training Certificate

Agency:Louisana Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Land Surveying Intern Certification

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$60

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Professional Engineer License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
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: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Professional Geoscientist License

Agency:Louisana Board of Professional Geoscientists

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150 ($100 for licensees aged 60+)

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Louisiana Professional Land Surveyor License

Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$120

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Learn about engineering licensing in other states:

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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