Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
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LICENSE STATUS DEFINITIONS

Your ability to provide and/or offer to provide professional services in Louisiana and the amount of biennial licensure renewal fees depends on the status of your license.


Status Description
Active Individual has complied with all the licensure and licensure renewal requirements (including CPD) of the Board and may offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana.
Inactive Individual has chosen not to offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana and has indicated that fact on his/her licensure renewal.  Individual can represent himself/herself to the public as a P.E. Inactive, or a P.L.S. Inactive, but cannot otherwise offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana.  CPD requirements do not apply.
Retired Individual has chosen not to offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana and has indicated that fact on his/her licensure renewal.  Individual must be at least 70 years of age or have been a licensee of the Board for at least 35 years.  Unless individual is granted a waiver by the Board, the renewal fee is one-half of the current renewal fee for the active status.  Individual can represent himself/herself to the public as a P.E. Retired, or a P.L.S. Retired, but cannot otherwise offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana.  CPD requirements do not apply.
*Retired Waiver Granted Individual is qualified for the retired status and has been granted a waiver of the renewal fee by the Board.  An individual qualified for the retired status may be granted a waiver of the renewal fee if all criteria below are met:
  • individual is at least 70 years of age;
  • individual has been a licensee of the Board for at least 35 years continuously;
  • individual has never been subject to disciplinary action in any jurisdiction;
  • individual has never committed any of the offenses described in La. R.S. 37:698(A)(3), (4) or (5); and
  • individual is of good character and reputation.
Individual can represent himself/herself to the public as a P.E. Retired, or a P.L.S. Retired, but cannot otherwise offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana.  CPD requirements do not apply.
Expired Individual has failed to properly renew licensure with the Board and may no longer offer and/or provide professional services in Louisiana.  To reinstate his/her license, the individual must submit to the Board an Application to Reinstate Expired Professional License.