Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
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Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board


The Spring Renewal Cycle begins on Monday, February 3, 2020 for licenses expiring March 31.
  • Renew before March 31 to avoid a late fee.
  • There is now a small service fee for all credit card/e-check transactions. Click here for more information.
  • All credentials and statuses may renew/reinstate online.
  • All credentials in renewal may change, or apply to change, statuses online.
  • Online Reinstatement of expired licenses will be available again on February 3, 2020.

  • User ID/Password required
  • Apply for first-time EI certification
  • Apply for Licensure as a PE by Examination
  • Apply for Licensure as a PE by Comity with NCEES record
  • Apply for Engineering and/or Surveying Firm First-Time Licensure
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.

The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge (1/3): Also known as the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge, is a pair of parallel bridges in the U.S. state of Louisiana between Baton Rouge and Lafayette which carries Interstate 10 over the Atchafalaya Basin.


These required CPD quizzes are now available online:
  • Professionalism and Ethics (1 CPD hour)
  • Laws and Rules (1 CPD hour)
  • Standards of Practice for Boundary Surveys (2 CPD hours)

The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge (2/3): Opened to the public in 1973, construction was said to have begun in 1971. At the time of its completion, it was the longest bridge in the United States
The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge (3/3): With a total length of 96,095 feet (29,290 m) or 18.2 miles, it is currently the 3rd longest bridge in the US and the second longest on the interstate system and fourteenth-longest in the world by total length.


The PE Petroleum exam will transition to computer-based testing (CBT) after the final pencil-and-paper exam in October 2018.

Like other PE exams with small examinee populations, this will be a single-day testing event similar to the current paper-based exams.

Examinees may reserve their seat up to a year in advance at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their board.

Candidates are encouraged to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible.
The John James Audubon Bridge, completed and opened in 2011, is a Mississippi River crossing between Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes in south central Louisiana. The bridge has the second longest cable-stayed span (distance between towers) in the Western Hemisphere at 1,583 ft (482 m), after Mexico's Baluarte Bridge with a 1,706 ft (520 m) span, and has a total length of 12,883 ft (3,927 m)—nearly three-and-a-half times longer than the Baluarte Bridge's 3,688 ft (1,124 m) total length.
The Louisiana State Capitol Building is the tallest building in Baton Rouge and tallest capitol building in the United States. It is located on a 27-acre (110,000 m2) tract, which includes the capitol gardens. It is often thought of as "Huey Long's monument" due to the influence of the former Governor and U.S. Senator in getting the capitol built.
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.