Fall 2023 CPD Day

LES is hosting a CPD Day on October 25, 2023 in person at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge, LA or virtually via GoToWebinar. In person seating is limited and is first come first serve. 
We understand that per LAPELS guidelines, Louisiana licensees can only earn up to 8 CPD hours in one day. For this reason, attendees who are registered for an all-day in-person session can choose how they would like to receive credit for their hours during our event. The options are as follows:
  1. Eight hours comprised of two four-hour sessions of Life Safety Code OR ADA and a code for a free virtual Ethics seminar hosted OnDemand (lunch is still included).
  2. Eight hours comprised of two three-and-a-half-hour sessions of Life Safety Code OR ADA and one hour of Ethics (lunch is still included).
For questions about registration, please contact us at [email protected] or 225-924-2021.


Attendees can register for the following classes:


Life Safety Code by Warren Bonisch, PE (8 Hours)

NFPA 101 – the Life Safety Code – is issued by NFPA and has been approved as an American National Standard, and adopted by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Attendees should have an intermediate level of NFPA 101 knowledge, and basic understanding of the structure, goals and objectives with this code. Presentation will be in the form of PowerPoint slides and verbal instructional discussions. It is highly recommended that attendees bring a copy of the Life Safety Code to this class. This will be an interactive class with time for questions and answers. Subject to class participation, the sessions are scheduled to be as follows:

Morning Session – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The morning session will cover the major core chapters of the Life Safety Code: Administration, Referenced Publications, General (Goals, Objectives, Options), Features of Fire Protection and Building Services (Smoke Control, Elevators, etc.).

Afternoon Session – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Continuation with discussions on the following NFPA 101 topics:
Means of Egress, Business, Building Rehabilitation

– OR –

Standard for Accessible Design (ADA) by Brett Bayard, PE, PLS (8 Hours)

Morning Session – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This session will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the definition of disability, enforcement and the history of the law. Discussion will include which entities are subject to the ADA, scoping requirements, and the building blocks for the accessible design of elements. Also, the design standards of several elements will be covered, including drinking fountains, restrooms and signage. The require-ments related to alterations made to covered facilities will also be reviewed. New topics covered this session include built-in elements like benches, dining surfaces, and work surfaces.

Afternoon Session – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This session will examine accessible routes per DOJ and DOT ADA Guidelines. The scoping requirements for accessible routes will be reviewed, as well as the building blocks for accessible design of routes. The design standards for various components of accessible routes will be covered, including ramps, curb ramps, stairways and handrails. Site arrival point scoping and design standards will be covered as well (parking, passenger loading zones and bus stops). The presentation will include a discussion of the Proposed Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way. These guidelines, when adopted, will differ from the current ADA standards for sites and buildings.

All day in-person registration also includes an Ethics Luncheon:
Professionalism and Ethics in Engineering by Jeffrey Pike, PE (1 Hour)


12:00 PM—1:00 PM

Our common purpose as professional engineers is to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare. Professional ethics concerns the standard of professional conduct and responsibility required of a professional engineer. Our discussion will address issues like character, competency, accountability, conflicts of interest, avoiding deceptive acts, trust, and integrity.

Pricing is as follows:

ADA or Life Safety Code All Day – $245 Member/$345 Non-Member

ADA or Life Safety Code AM/PM Only with Ethics Luncheon – $125 Member/$175 Non-Member

ADA or Life Safety Code AM/PM Only without Ethics Luncheon – $115 Member/$165 Non-Member