Louisiana Land Surveyor License

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Licensing requirements for Louisiana land surveyor firms.

This page provides an overview of land surveying licensing in Louisiana for 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.

Before applying, firms should ensure that the licensed individual to be appointed agent in charge has the necessary licenses. Firms should also gather proof of incorporation, or foreign qualification for out-of-state firms, in anticipation of application requirements.

Company Licenses

Louisiana Land Surveying Company Licenses

Louisiana Land Surveying Firm License

Required:Not required
Agency:Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Law:

La. R.S. 37:681 

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Licensure Application

Agency fee:

$165 or $330 for both 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Online

Agency fee:

$120

Due:

Either March 31 or September 30 Biennially

Penalties:

Late fee is $60

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

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) - An exam for recent graduates that tests on basic surveying principles.

Principles of Surveying (PS) - An exam that tests for competency of surveying skills.

Reciprocity - When a licensed surveyor in on 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.

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

National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
Advocacy group for professional surveyors in the United States.

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