Louisiana Building Contractor

This exam is required to be passed to obtain your State license. We stock all reference books in our online store. Shipping is always fast and affordable.

Louisiana Building Contractor
Steps to Success

1. Purchase Books and References.
2. Schedule and pass your State Exams.
3. Submit your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance to the State.

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About This License

Acoustical Treatments, Air Conditioning Work, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Ductwork, Driveways, Parking Areas, Etc. Asphalt and/or Concrete Exclusive of Highway and Street Work, Drywall, Electrical Construction for Structures, Fencing, Fire Sprinkler Work, Foundations for Buildings Equipment or Machinery, Incinerator Construction, Installation of Equipment, Machinery and Engines, Installation of Pneumatic Tubes and Conveyers, Insulation for Cold Storage and Buildings, Insulation for Pipes and Boilers, Landscaping, Grading and Beautification, Lathing, Plastering and Stuccoing, Masonry, Brick, Stone, Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel Erection Metal Buildings, Painting and Interior Decorating, Carpeting, Pile Driving, Plumbing, Residential Construction, Rigging, House Moving, Wrecking and Dismantling, Roof Decks, Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding, Sheet Metal Duct Work, Steam and Hot Water Heating in Buildings or Plants, Stone, Granite, Slate, Resilient Floor Installations, Swimming Pools, Tile, Terrazzo and Marble, Water Cooling Towers and Accessories

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Please note that the Business and Law examination is required for licensure in the State of Louisiana.
  • The applicant needs to provide the board with a financial statement, current to within 12 months of the date of filing, prepared by an independent auditor and signed by the applicant and auditor before a notary public, stating the assets of the applicant, to be used by the board to determine the financial responsibility of the applicant to perform work on a construction undertaking, the entire cost of which is $50,000 or more. Such assets shall include a net worth of at least $10,000.
  • All 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".
  • All applicants who desire to become licensed as a building contractor need to make an application to the board need to state the classification of work the applicant desires to perform from a list of major classifications.

Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time, we do not offer training for this license. Please continue to check back with us as we are always adding new programs.

Books and References for the Exam

These books are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

The following references are NOT allowed in the testing center:

  • Olin’s Construction: Principles, Materials, and Methods
  • The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Estimating in Building Construction
  • Basic Engineering for Builders
  • Estimating for Residential Construction
  • Carpentry, 6th edition
  • Excavation and Grading Handbook
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
  • OSHA 1926
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book, 31st Edition
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards

Exam Details

  • 100 Questions – Four-hour time limit
  • Closed Book
  • Exam fee of $100
  • Topics include: Concrete, Other Trades, Excavation and Sitework, Rough Carpentry, Structural Steel, Roofing, Finish Carpentry, Masonry

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Applying to Get Your License

$100 license fee. Please call the board to request an application.

State Licensing Board For Contractors
P.O. Box 14419 · Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: (225) 765-2301 · Fax: (225) 765-2431

Reciprocity Agreement

There are formal written reciprocal agreements with the States of 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.