Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board


Which parish has the most registered engineers or surveyors? How many interns are registered in your parish? Which parishes have similar numbers of licensed individuals or firms?

Click on the link below to find the answers to these questions through a set of maps displaying this info in real time.


The online renewal grace period is open for licenses that expired March 31, 2022.
  • Professional and Firm licenses that expired March 31, 2022 can still renew their license through July 28, 2022 with a late fee.

  • Online reinstatement applications are available for Professional and Firm licensees that have expired and are no longer eligible to renew.

(LAPELS Online Automated System)

LAPELS launched a new online licensing system on July 12, 2021 for processing online applications, renewals, and reinstatements for professionals, firms, and interns.

The system features many new exciting features designed to maximize the user experience and expedite online communications between applicants/licensees and LAPELS staff members.

Click here to start exploring!

If you are in the military and qualify under Board Rule §903.B, click here to get started.


At the July 2020 Board Meeting, the LAPELS Board approved the Emergency Policy Concerning Continuing Professional Development.

Please read the provisions of this policy and notify LAPELS in writing if you wish to utilize this policy for your 2021 or 2022 renewal.

You may email your request to Compliance and Enforcement at CandE@lapels.com or mail to:
ATTN: Emergency CPD Policy
9643 Brookline Avenue, Suite 121
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Established in 1908, we're the second oldest licensing board of its kind in the country. One of our very own, Marcel Garsaud, a civil engineer from New Orleans, served as the first president of NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors). We are governed by Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, and for over 100 years the LAPELS Board has worked to "safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare" - and we continue to do so today.

We are always looking for ways in which we can be more responsive to our registrants, applicants and the public. Our website is just one step we have taken to accomplish that goal, and to open more lines of communication.

Our website contains information for applicants, both comity and exam; filing complaints; history of the board; frequently asked questions; and contact links. We encourage you to become familiar with the wealth of information contained here and send us your comments and suggestions. To send us an email, click here.