Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Paper and Pencil and Computer Based Test (CBT) Examination Schedule
(Updated: May 2020)
  • Updates for the October 2020 NCEES PE exam administration. Due to the cancellation of the April 2020 exams, it is anticipated that there will be an unprecedented number of candidates registering for the October 2020 paper and pencil PE exams.

  • Registration opens on June 1. 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 August 20.

  • 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.

Apply for Licensure as a Professional Engineer by Examination
PE Applicants wishing to apply for a license by examination in Louisiana must meet the below requirements:

  • You have graduated with a BS degree from an EAC/ABET accredited program
  • You have submitted a transcript to NCEES
  • You have passed the NCEES FE and PE Exams (exams must be verified on your NCEES dashboard)
  • You have obtained the requisite four years of progressive engineering experience subsequent to meeting the educational requirements
  • Your experience record(s) and verification of experience form(s) have been uploaded to your NCEES dashboard
  • If you have not met ALL the above requirements, contact Janet Lindsey at janet@lapels.com

  • *The Chemical, Environmental and Mechanical PE exams are computer-based and administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson Vue test centers:
  • https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/

  • *The PE Nuclear, Petroleum, Fire Protection and Industrial exams are computer-based and administered one day per year. Check the NCEES website for the date:
  • https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/

  • *For all other exams, check NCEES link:
  • https://ncees.org/exams/cbt/


    Deadline to Apply Exam Date for LA Laws of Surveying
    January 3, 2020 February 10, 2020

    FE, FS and PLS Exam Application Information
    (Deadlines are not applicable for these exams)

  • The Fundamentals of Engineering, the Fundamentals of Surveying, and the Principles and Practice of Surveying exams have been converted to computer-based exams.
  • To take the FE and FS exams, candidates who meet the requirements for certification should register directly with NCEES: https://ncees.org/exams/state-pages/louisiana-exam-registration.
  • To take the PLS and/or the Louisiana Laws of Surveying exams, candidates should apply to LAPELS for approval.