Info. on Arch/Eng License Laws and Rules in LA/Bldg Officials Manual

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Reports regarding the Board's Notice of Intent concerning LAC 46:1. Chapter 22. Louisiana Architecture and Education Research Fund to be published in the Louisiana Register on August 20, 2017, were forwarded to the appropriate standing committees on August 9, 2017.

Interested persons may submit written comments to Katherine E. Hillegas, Executive Director, Board of Architectural Examiners, 9625 Fenway Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. All comments must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., September 12, 2017.

It is anticipated that the Board will consider the proposed rule for adoption at its December meeting (presently scheduled for December 8, 2017), and the adopted rule will be published in the Louisiana Register on January 20, 2018, or February 20, 2018.


The new rule related to firm registration is now in effect. ALL architectural firms conducting business in Louisiana are now required to register with the Board. A new category has been created for firms who do not fit the requirements for traditional firm registration as a Limited Liability Corporation, an Architectural-Engineering Corporation, or a Professional Architectural Corporation. That new category is called “Architectural Firm”.

In addition, new fees became effective on July 1 for all new applications and renewals.  For more information on the new firm registration categories and fees click 


The deadline to renew your firm Certificate of Authority for the Period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 has now passed.

If you failed to get your application in on time, please complete a Delinquent Renewal Form and submit with the appropriate payment ($150 for in-state firms, $300 for out-of-state firms).

Architectural-Engineering Company Delinquent Form
Professional Architectural Corporation Delinquent Form
Limited Liability Company Delinquent Form