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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 September 30, 2014.


IMPORTANT

          It is the policy of the Board that the responsibility of knowing the expiration date of a license or certificate lies with the registrant, regardless of whether or not the registrant receives a renewal notification.

          Any licensed engineering or land surveying firm who fails to complete the renewal process timely or who selects any status other than “Active” will be prohibited from offering or providing professional services in Louisiana.

          Any individual licensee who fails to timely complete the renewal process or who selects any status other than “Active” will be prohibited from representing himself/herself to the public in Louisiana as a Professional Engineer or Professional Land Surveyor, or from being designated as a supervising professional for any professional engineering/professional land surveying firm in Louisiana.

**If your license/certificate is Expired, you must complete an “Application to Reinstate”. You may not submit a renewal invoice for an expired license/certificate.





License/Certificate options for renewal
OPTION #1: ONLINE OPTION #2: INVOICE
Renewal Fees
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License/Certificate options for renewal


OPTION #1: ONLINE

To pay with a credit card begin your online renewal here:

IMPORTANT






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 FILLING IT OUT






RENEWAL FEES

The renewal must be completed prior to the renewal deadline of September 30, 2013.  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
September 30, 2014)
Renewal Fee
(if received after
September 30, 2014)
PE - Active
$120
$180
PLS - Active
$120
$180
PE - Inactive
$120
$180
PLS - Inactive
$120
$180
PE - Retired
$60
$90
PLS - Retired
$60
$90
PE - Expired
No Fee
No Fee
PLS - Expired
No Fee
No Fee
EF - Engineering Firm
$120
$180
VF - Land Surveying Firm
$120
$180
EI - Intern
$60
$60
LSI - Intern
$60
$60
CPD Sponsor/Provider
$100
$100





















FAQs & RULES

Click here to view the FAQs relative to online license and certification renewals.

Click here 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.