First try to recover them using the Password Recovery or User ID Recovery links located on the home page of the renewals site (https://renewals.lapels.com). If you have problems recovering your login data, please contact Bill Tripoli (IT Administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisiana follows a biennial renewal cycle. At the first of February or August according to your assigned renewal cycle, a renewal notification letter will be mailed to your last known address, and an e-mail will be sent to your e-mail on file. The notification letter and e-mail will instruct you on how to go about renewing your registration. Remember, if you are the owner or Supervising Professional of a firm, your individual registration may have a different expiration date from the "firm" registration.
Dual licensees (individuals and firms) will receive notification for each license – PE, PLS, EF, VF, EI, LSI.
Remember, it is your responsibility to know when your license(s) are due for renewal.
When your firm has to renew its license or reinstate an expired firm license you will need proof that the COA is current with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office? You will have to sign a form certifying the information on the form is true and correct to the best of your ability. If you indicate that your firm has an Active/In Good Standing status but the Board cannot verify this is true you will receive a letter from the Compliance Division. If you do not provide proof of compliance in a timely manner it is then possible that the non-response will be reported to the Enforcement Division.
If any of the invoices are incomplete/incorrect, we have to send everything back. We cannot break up the payments or hold any fees. Please double check all invoices to ensure
they are properly fill out and completed to avoid having everything returned and delaying your renewal process.
All questions on the form must be completed. This includes the Taxpayer ID, Firm Name and Preferred Address and contact information.
The most common reason a firm renewal invoice has to be returned to the firm without processing is because the Supervising Professional did not sign in Part III. The renewal invoice will be returned for:
Incorrect or no fee submitted with the renewal invoice
No. If a firm or individual expired because of a missed designated renewal cycle it cannot simply renew in the next cycle. The renewal invoice and fee will be returned to you with correspondence instructing you to complete one of the following applications: Application to Reinstate Expired Firm License.
If your license has been expired for less than 120 days, you must complete your renewal invoice, pay the registration renewal fee and a late fee. You must also submit a Professional Development Hour (PDH) activity log showing that you have completed your Continuing Professional Development requirement.
If your license has been expired for more than 120 days, you must submit an Application to Reinstate Expired Professional License, the application fee, and a Professional Development Hour (PDH) activity log along with supporting documentation showing that you have completed your Continuing Professional Development requirements.
If your license has been expired for more than 5 years, you must submit an Application to Reinstate Expired Professional License (5 years or more), the application fee, and a Professional Development Hour (PDH) activity log along with supporting documentation showing that you have completed your Continuing Professional Development requirement and all other required documents.
Will you waive my late fee?
Late fees are seldom waived. However, if you feel that your late fee should be waived, you must submit a written request to the Board. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified of the Board’s decision.
Inactive Status - the licensure status which exists for an individual licensee of the board who has chosen not to practice or offer to practice professional engineering and/or professional
land surveying in Louisiana and who has indicated that fact on the board biennial licensure renewal form. This licensee can represent himself/herself to the public as a P.E. Inactive, or a P.L.S. Inactive,
but cannot otherwise practice or offer to practice professional engineering and/or professional land surveying in Louisiana.
Expired Status - the licensure status which exists for a licensee of the board who has failed to properly renew licensure as required in R.S. 37:697 or has requested to expire their license/certificate.
A licensee in an expired status can no longer practice or offer to practice professional engineering or professional land surveying in Louisiana.
Why did my firm receive two renewal notices?
If your firm possesses licenses to practice both engineering and land surveying, a renewal notification letter for each credential type will be mailed to the firm. One for the engineering firm (EF) license and one for the land surveying firm (VF) license.