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Louisiana Contractors License

Louisiana Business & Law


We offer the Business and Law examination preparation in the form of a one-day seminar in various cities throughout Louisiana. Except as otherwise provided by law, all initial applicants shall be required to take and successfully pass the business and law portion of the board’s examination and the trade portion where there exists a written or oral examination for same.

Our Online practice exam consist of 6 fifty-question tests to help familiarize potential Louisiana Contractors with using the approved reference books as well as the questions and answers they can expect to see when taking the Louisiana Business Law and Project Management exam. Potential Contractors who successfully complete our Online Practice Exams have a high success rate with the Louisiana Business Law and Project Management exam.

Louisiana Residential Contractor License


A Residential contractor is one who constructs a fixed building or structure for sale for use by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds $75,000. This license allows new construction, remodeling and repair of residential structures no more than three stories in height. It shall not include the manufactured housing industry or those persons engaged in building residential structures that are mounted on metal chassis and wheels. The only time that the construction of a duplex, tri-plex, or four-plex is covered is when it is a single contract for one unit. To build multiple units, apartment buildings, or subdivisions you need to have a Building Contractor License. It is not needed for individuals who build no more than one residence for their own use per year.

Louisiana Commercial Contractor License


This license allows new construction, remodeling and repair of commercial structures only. This license is needed when constructing apartment buildings, subdivisions, and multiple units of duplexes, tri-plexes, and four-plexes; it DOES NOT cover detached single-family dwellings. BUSINESS AND LAW: The Louisiana Business Law exam is required for licensure as a Building Contractor in the State of Louisiana.

Louisiana Electrical Contractor License


Louisiana Electrical Contractor means any person who undertakes to, attempts to, or submits a price or bid or offers to construct, supervise, superintend, oversee, direct, or in any manner assume charge of the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or furnishing labor together with material and equipment, or installing the same for the wiring, fixtures, or appliances for the supply of electricity to any residential, commercial, or other project, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Louisiana HVAC & Mechanical Contractor License


A Mechanical Contractor is someone who in any manner assumes charge of the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or furnishing labor, or furnishing labor together with material and equipment, or installing the same for the construction, installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating systems, and plumbing for all residential, commercial, and industrial applications as well as ventilation systems, mechanical work controls, boilers and other pressure vessels, steam and hot water systems and piping, gas piping and fuel storage, and chilled water and condensing water systems and piping; it includes but is not limited to any type of industrial process piping and related valves, fittings, and components, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Louisiana Plumbing Contractor License


A Master Plumber is unrestricted as to the size and scope of the job except for Medical Gas and Water Supply Protection Specialist. Master Plumbers can bid on jobs, advertise and pull all necessary permits.

A Journeyman Plumber is permitted to do repair work only.

Louisiana Specialty Trades


All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The examination for 7-88 Concrete Construction for Buildings is a 50 question, multiple-choice test, which is closed book.

The classification of Heavy Construction includes the work of the following sub-classifications: Clearing, grubbing and snagging; dams, reservoirs and flood control work other than levees; dredging; electrical transmission lines; fencing; foundations and pile driving; industrial piping; industrial plants; industrial ventilation; landscaping, grading and beautification; oil field construction; oil refineries; railroads; transmission pipeline construction; tunnels; wharves, docks, harbor improvements and terminals. All persons who desire to become licensed as a heavy construction contractor shall make application to the board on a form adopted by the board and shall state the classification of work the applicant desires to perform from a list of major classifications.

The classification of Industrial Plants includes all work involved in the construction of industrial plants (excluding office buildings). The test is a closed-book examination and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions including questions on piping, pile driving and earthwork, rigging, concrete, steel construction and other areas relevant to the construction of Industrial Plants.

All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The examination for Louisiana Insulation (Commercial and Industrial) License has 50 questions, is multiple-choice, closed book examination that covers all aspects of insulation relating to construction.

The classification of Municipal and Public Works Construction includes the work of the following sub-classifications: Filter plants and water purification; pipe work (gas lines); pipe work (sewer); pipe work (storm drains); pipe work (water lines); power plants; sewer plants or sewer disposal; underground electrical conduit installation; landscaping, grading and beautification and fencing.

The examination for the Louisiana Painting and Coating, Commercial and Industrial License is a 50-question, multiple-choice, closed-book examination covering all aspects of painting and coating relating to construction.

Our online bookstore offers many of the approved study materials for the Louisiana Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding License examination. The examination for the Louisiana Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding License consists of 50 multiple-choice questions covering the various types of roofing application.

We have developed a set of online practice tests specifically to help prepare you for this state exam. Click Here for information on these tests. We also carry many of the approved references for the Louisiana Streets & Highways exam. To order, click on the ‘More information about these materials’ link to the right.

Louisiana Continuing Education


The term of a Building Construction Contractor license shall be one year. All licenses and renewals shall expire December 31st of the year in which they are issued.* Applicant must show 4 hours of continuing education in order to renew this license. *The license is an annual license and becomes invalid on that date unless renewed; however, after a license has expired, the person to whom such license was issued shall have until the second Tuesday of January next following the expiration date, to file an application for the renewal of such license without the payment of a penalty and without further examination, and any person who makes an application for renewal of a license after the second Tuesday of January next following the expiration date of the license may, at the discretion of the subcommittee, have his license renewed after paying the required fee.

Residential Contractor Only

The purpose of this course is to introduce the attendee to the basic concepts of bookkeeping and accounting. While the terms are often used interchangeable, there is a distinct difference in the two terms. While bookkeeping is concerned with recording data in a certain manner, accounting is more concerned with presenting that data in a prescribed standardized way. It will also provide an overview of contracts and contract law. It will cover different types of contracts as well as the process of offering, consideration, and accepting the contract. It will also cover methods of contracts; design/build, turnkey, and prime contracts. This course offers 2 hours of Continuing Education.

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of what OSHA expects of you on the job site. It is important that you understand your responsibilities as an employer and the responsibilities of your employees to have and provide a safe work environment. This course will provide 2 hours of Continuing Education.

The purpose of this course is to explore Project Management as it applies to construction. We will cover project goals and objectives, specifying task and achievement goals, resources needed, and associating budgets and time lines for completion. This course provides 2 hours of Continuing Education.

This 2-hour online course satisfies 2 of the required 4 hours of continuing education for Louisiana Residential Contractors. Course topics cover common construction terms in Spanish, proper pronunciation, and Hispanic culture. This presentation is professionally narrated by a native Spanish-speaking instructor. This allows you to hear phrases properly pronounced and gives you the opportunity to practice pronunciations along with your instructor. Upon completing the course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion. The official policy of the Louisiana Board is not to officially approve or endorse any continuing education providers; However, these course materials have been submitted to the Board and deemed acceptable for their Residential Contractors License.

This 2-hour online course satisfies 2 of the required 4 hours of continuing education for Louisiana Residential Contractors. Course topics include converting square yards to square feet, calculating cylindrical volumes, correctly estimating brick and block quantities, and sound computational practices. Upon completing the course, you will be able to print a certificate of completion. The official policy of the Louisiana Board is not to officially approve or endorse any continuing education providers; However, these course materials have been submitted to the Board and deemed acceptable for their Residential Contractors License.