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Welcome to the LAPELS Online License and Certification Renewal Site!

We are currently renewing Firms, Individual Professional Licenses and Intern Certifications with licenses scheduled to expire on March 31, 2015.



License/Certificate options for renewal


OPTION #1: ONLINE

To pay with a credit card, click below to begin your online renewal:


Click on https://renewals.lapels.com if you are unable to see the "Renewal" icon above.

NOTE: Online renewal is not available for the following and need to use
Option #2 - Invoice below:
  • In audit
  • Changing license/certificate status
  • Firms
  • CPD Sponsors/Providers
  • Retired and Retired Waiver Granted


OPTION #2: INVOICE

To pay by check (foreign checks not accepted) or money order, submit the appropriate renewal invoice found below:

FOR BEST RESULTS, DOWNLOAD THE INVOICE TO YOUR DESKTOP PRIOR TO COMPLETING IT

Please complete each section of the invoice BEFORE printing





RENEWAL FEES

The renewal must be completed prior to the renewal deadline of March 31, 2015.  Renewals received after this date will be assessed a late fee of 50% of the normal renewal fee (except for interns). Below is a renewal fee chart:

Status
(See below)
Renewal Fee
(if received on or before
March 31, 2015)
Renewal Fee
(if received after
March 31, 2015)
CPD Sponsor/Provider (CPD) - Active
$100
$100
Engineering Firm (EF) - Active
$120
$180
Engineering Intern (EI) - Active
$60
$60
Land Surveying Intern (LSI) - Active
$60
$60
Professional Engineer (PE) - Active and Inactive
$120
$180
Professional Engineer (PE) - Retired
$60
$90
Professional Surveyor (PS) - Active and Inactive
$120
$180
Professional Surveyor (PS) - Retired
$60
$90
Surveying Firm (VF) - Active
$120
$180
All Credentials - Expired
No fee
No fee
















FAQs & RULES

  • Click http://www.lapels.com/FAQ_Renewals.html to view the FAQs relative to online license and certification renewals.

  • Click http://www.lapels.com/LawsRules.html to view our Board’s Laws and Rules:
    • Expiration and Renewal:  Rule §2101
    • CPD Requirements:  Rule §3105
    • CPD Units:  Rule §3113
    • CPD Record Keeping:  Rule §3115
    • CPD Audit and Review of Records:  Rule §3117





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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.