Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

MILITARY APPLICANTS
If you qualify under Board Rule §903.B, click here to get started.


INTERN CERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS
IMPORTANT: If your only degree is an Engineering Technology degree, you are NOT eligible for PE licensure in Louisiana, and you should not submit an application. This is a state law which neither the Board staff nor Board members may waive. We do not issue refunds for application fees.
   Apply to take the FE and/or FS exam
(You may register directly with NCEES)
   NCEES Examinee Guide
   Information on Credential Evaluations
APPLY ONLINE FOR EI OR LSI CERTIFICATION


PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER EXAMINATION APPLICATIONS
Apply to take the PE examination
(LAPELS applicants can register directly with NCEES)
https://ncees.org/january-2021-pe-civil-exam-administration-updates/
  • Updates for the April 2021 NCEES PE exam administration.

  • Registration opens on January 27. You are encouraged to register early as seating and site selection is limited and offered on a first come/first serve basis. Registration will close on March 4.

  • You may register directly with NCEES if all of your information is current on your MyNCEES account https://ncees.org/supplemental/launch-login. You must have a verified transcript of your EAC/ABET degree on file with NCEES and a passing FE score.

  • You can find additional information on the October PE exams at these sites: https://ncees.org/covid-19/ and https://ncees.org/engineering/.

  • If you plan to take a CBT PE exam, you can find more information here https://home.pearsonvue.com/essential-services-faqs.


Click the following link to register: https://ncees.org/engineering/#louisiana

NOTE: If you ever apply for professional engineer licensure in another jurisdiction, you MAY be required to take the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination again. Some jurisdictions may not honor the “early taking” of the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination prior to obtaining the requisite progressive engineering experience.

Taking the PE exam without experience OR taking the PE exam with 4 or more years of experience


Apply to Reschedule a PE Examination

(LAPELS applicants can register directly with NCEES)

Click the following link to register: https://ncees.org/engineering/#louisiana


What's next after passing the PE Exam?

Once you pass the NCEES PE examination and obtain the requisite verified progressive engineering experience, you will need to do the following:
  • Establish a NCEES record. Once the record is complete, you will need to request that NCEES transmit the record to LAPELS.
  • Once your NCEES record is complete, you will need to apply to LAPELS for licensure by completing the online Application by Examination (below).


New Process for Application for Licensure by Exam
IMPORTANT: Read the following before applying below: Instructions for Applying for Licensure by Exam


Apply for Licensure as a Professional Engineer by Examination
You may apply once you pass the FE/PE and obtain the required verified progressive engineering experience:

https://lola.lapels.com



PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER COMITY APPLICATIONS
Application for Licensure as a Professional Engineer by Comity
(with or without NCEES records)


Click the above link to go to the online portal. If you are already registered, use your User ID/Password. If you are not registered, click "Register" to set up an account.


PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER "ACT 2" APPLICATION
LAPELS is now accepting applications for those who qualify for licensure under the provisions of ACT 2 (La. R. S. 37:693 B (2) (c)).

Please contact Janet Lindsey at janet@lapels.com for additional information concerning Licensure as a Professional Engineer as an ACT 2 applicant.

You may apply by Comity or to take the PE Exam in Louisiana:

Applying by Comity: Must have an EAC/ABET BS degree, 20 years of verified engineering experience approved by the LAPELS Board, verification of passing the PE exam and licensure in another jurisdiction.

Applying to take PE exam in Louisiana: Must have an EAC/ABET BS degree, 20 years of verified engineering experience approved by the LAPELS Board.

In compliance with the provisions of Act 2 (La. R. S. 37:693 B (2) (c)): "a graduate of an accredited engineering curriculum of four years or more approved by the board as being of satisfactory standing, who has twenty years or more of progressive engineering experience in work acceptable to the board, who is of good character and reputation, who has passed the examinations required by the board, and who has satisfied the requirements of R.S. 37:694."

LAPELS Rule §105 (A) Accredited Engineering Curriculum - a curriculum approved by EAC/ABET as an engineering academic program that satisfies the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level.



PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR APPLICATIONS
Application for Licensure as a Professional Surveyor by Comity
(with LA State Specific Surveyor Exam)
Application for Licensure as a Professional Surveyor by Examination


LSI/PLS FORMS
   Application to Reschedule an Exam (PLS)
   Experience Record Form Extra Pages (Surveyors)
   Surveyor Course Evaluation Form
   Approved Surveying Courses
   Compendium of LA and Federal Laws Relating to Land Surveying
   Suggested References for the LA Laws & Procedures Exam


SUPPORTING DOCUMENT FORMS FOR APPLICATIONS
   Required Application Online Quizzes
   Experience Record Form Extra Pages (Engineers)
   Questions Re Experience Record Descriptions
   Payment Authorization Forms


TEMPORARY PERMIT
Application for Temporary Permit Instructions