Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board

(LAPELS Online Automated System)

LAPELS presents a brand new online licensing system 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


Online renewals for licenses expiring September 30, 2021 are now in a grace period that ends January 28, 2022.
  • Late fees have been waived for the duration of the Fall cycle.
  • All credentials in renewal may change, or apply to change, statuses online.

  • Online reinstatements for expired licenses are available online for all credentials.

LAPELS is open to the public. All visitors to this office will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of your visit. Disposable face masks are available at the LAPELS office.

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.