Louisiana Electrical Contractor

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your Louisiana Electrical Contractor with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

Louisiana Electrical 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.

Exam Review Option Includes
Practice Tests
Highlighting Guides
Test Taking Tips
Instructor Support
iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $149.00

About This License

The holder of an Electrical Contractor license may own and operate a business engaged in the installation of electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, and conduits.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

Lowest Price

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Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Please note that the Business and Law examination is required for licensure as an electrical contractor in the State of Louisiana.
  • Any person, firm, partnership, co-partnership, association, corporation, or other organization bidding on or performing a job in the amount of $50,000 or more the licensee shall hold the major classification or subdivision thereunder of electrical work or mechanical work as the case may be.
  • On all jobs involving mechanical or electrical work the board shall consider the monetary value of the electrical or mechanical material and/or equipment furnished by the owner or builder, if any, in determining the amount of electrical or mechanical work involved.
  • All applicants who desire to become licensed as an electrical 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

We currently offer 2 options to help you pass your electrical exam Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. The practice tests only option includes practice tests, test taking tips and instructor support.

Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. Each time you take the practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

Online Practice Tests: $99
Online Exam Prep: $149

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 Board will provide you with the following reference during your exam:

  • 2008 National Electric Code
  • Ugly's Electrical References
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook
  • Louisiana Driver's Guide Classes D and E

Your exam is also based on the following references.

  • Direct Current Fundamentals
  • Alternating Current Fundamentals
  • Electric Motor Control
  • Louisiana Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management

Exam Details

  • 80 Questions – Four-hour time limit
  • Open Book
  • 70% Correct Required to Pass
  • Exam fee of $100
  • Topics include: General Knowledge of the Electrical Trade and Calculations, Grounding and Bonding, Services, Feeders, and, Branch, Circuits, Enclosures and Raceways, Conductors, Motors and Controls, Utilization and General Use Equipment, Special Occupancies and Equipment, Low Voltage Circuit

Continuing Education

None at 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.
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