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DATE: January 11, 2022 | CATEGORY:Newsletters

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THE LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS

The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners exists to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare. It is the board’s objective to ensure that the practice of architecture is reserved to those individuals and firms who have the proper qualifications and have been registered by this board.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FIND THE ANSWERS TO SOME OF OUR MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ANSWER:
  • Yes, If you are practicing in your name with an established business structure, (ex., John Q. Architect, LLC, Inc., LLP, etc.) that is required to be registered to conduct business in Louisiana or any other state, then you need to register your firm
  • No, If you are practicing in your name only and do not have any business structure or entity affiliated with your practice you do not need to obtain firm registration.
ANSWER:

For purposes of registration, all firms practicing architecture in Louisiana which are identified as a legal business entity (LLC, corporation, partnership, etc.) are required to register with the LSBAE within thirty days following registration with the Louisiana Secretary of State.

ANSWER:

Yes. The board rules do provide for the use of fictitious names. However, please call our office to discuss your specific situation.

ANSWER:

Yes, all firms conducting business in Louisiana must register with the Board. Depending upon the structure of your firm, there are four categories from which to choose for firm registration.  A complete set of the LSBAE rules surrounding firm registration can be found here. It is the responsibility of the firm owner to meet requirements for operating a business in the state of Louisiana by registering with the Louisiana Secretary of State.