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The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners is seeking an individual willing to volunteer his or her time and talents to serve Louisiana's architectural profession as the State Licensing Advisor. This state program is part of a national program of NCARB and AIA.

The State Licensing Advisor is appointed by the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners, from nominations and applications received from individuals or AIA components, for a term established by the Board. It is important to note that the Board retains the right to terminate the appointment at any time the appointee is unable to perform or is found to be unsatisfactorily carrying out the position's responsibilities and duties. The State Licensing Advisor is provided an allowance to cover expenses such as postage, social media, telephone, clerical and travel. Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2017.


Individual architectural licenses expire on December 31, 2017. All licensed architects must complete their renewal by that date in order to avoid late fees. To pay with a credit card (we accept Visa and Mastercard), begin the ONLINE RENEWAL HERE. If you prefer to pay by check, complete the online process, print out a receipt page and mail that with a check, postmarked by December 31, 2017. Licensees may also download a paper copy of the renewal form FOUND HERE, which can be manually completed and mailed in with a check or money order.

Renewal applications postmarked after December 31, 2017 will incur a late fee.

Reminder: All architects (both in-state and-out-of-state) are required to complete 12 CEHs of HSW in the calendar year prior to renewal in order to renew their individual Louisiana licenses. Please review the instruction sheet on the website for additional information.


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 and October 9, 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.