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Louisiana Building Construction Contractors License

get louisiana contractors licenseAll contractors bidding or performing work on a commercial project where the cost of which equals $50,000.00 or more must be licensed under the classification "Building Contactor". 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.


Louisiana Building Construction Contractors License Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseThere are no specific experience requirements in Louisiana. However financial requirements do exist: The applicant must provide the board with a financial statement, current and within 12 months of the date of filing, prepared by an auditor and signed before a notary public, proving the current assets of the applicant, which will be used by the board to determine financial responsibility of the applicant to perform in the State of Louisiana, which is $50,000 or more. Such assets shall include a net worth of at least $10,000. Contractors usually have to post a bond equal to 5% of the contract price for any lump sum or cost-plus contract. The minimum bond amount is $1,000. More info here.


Louisiana Building Construction Contractors Fees


contractors license feesThe total cost for licensing and examination is $265 ($100 for license classification, $25 transaction fee, $60 per person Business and Law study guide fee and $100 examination/verification fee). The exam costs $100 for each classification you take an exam in. You also have to pay the Board $60 for study material for the business and law part of the exam. A license costs $100 for any one classification and $95 for each additional classification. The maximum you can pay for a license in multiple classifications is $300. All licenses are good for one year and expire on December 31st each year. The Licensing Board investigates all out-of-state contractors before licensing them. You must pay a $400 surcharge to cover the costs of this investigation. You also must wait around 60 days from the date of your application while the Board completes the investigation prior to continuing the process.


Louisiana Building Construction Contractors Exam Details


contractor exam detailed informationThe Louisiana Contractors Licensing Board gives the exam. The Contractors Exam for trade section has 100 multiple-choice, equally weighted questions with a 4-hour time limit. Please note that the Business and Law examination is required for licensure in the State of Louisiana. Trade exams are administered in a closed-book format. 70% of the questions must be answered correctly for a passing score. A candidate may request three dates upon which he or she will be available to take the examination. An attempt will be made to accommodate the candidate. New applicants for licensure will be given priority in scheduling. Examinations will not be scheduled unless you submit your application along with all of the required documentation. More info here.

Building Construction Commercial Contractors Exam Content


Other Trades
Excavation and Sitework
Rough Carpentry
Structural Steel
Finish Carpentry

Total Number of Test Questions: 100

Time Allowed: 240 minutes


Books Are NOT Allowed Into The Exam


1. Olin's Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods, 8th Edition, 2007, H. Leslie Simmonds.


2. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors.


3. Estimating in Building Construction, 6th Edition, 2003, Frank R. Dagostino, Leslie Feigenbaum.


4. Basic Engineering for Builders, 2001, Max Schwartz.


5. Estimating for Residential Construction, 2nd Edition, 1991, Halsey Van Orman.


6. Hoisting and Rigging Standard: Chapters 9 and 11, U.S. Department of Enegry.


7. Construction Industry Digest (OSHA 2202), 2011, U.S. Department of Labor.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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Louisiana Building Construction Contractors Exam Study Kit $249


complete home study kit saleOur home study materials are available in either books with CD-ROMs version or online downloadable version. Our CD-ROM software is developed using the computer-assisted testing software, which means that no internet or prior computer experience is required. Both CD-ROM and instant online download versions are identical and cover everything you need to study and pass your contractors exam. The complete home study kit includes: both Business and Law & Building study manual with over 500 pages of trade, math examples, estimating, formulas, safety, blueprint reading, and other study content. Plus hundreds of exam practice questions with detailed explanations to all Business and Law and General Building exam practice questions. All orders also receive a complete contractors application review, 30-day online exam support, and 24/7 online applicant support.


Louisiana Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityThe following states have reciprocity with the states of Louisiana: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Utah as well as the North Carolina Electrical Examiners' Board. The Business and Law examination cannot be waived for out-of-state contractors. However, reciprocity is not automatic, applications will be considered on an individual basis. The contractor must be applying for a license in a classification that appears on that state's reciprocal classifications list.