Obtain Your License

Pursuing a career in the Construction field? Study at home for your Louisiana Construction license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • Louisiana Building Contractor – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

    Louisiana Building Contractor – Examination Preparation Materials:

    • Carpentry 7th edition
    • Excavation and Grading Handbook
    • Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders
    • Contractors Guide to Business, Law, Project Management – Basic
    • Olins Construction Principles, Materials, and Methods, 9th
    • 29 CFR OSHA 1926 Construction Industry Regulations & Standards, January 2023 Edition
    • 2018 International Building Code
    • 2021 International Building Code
    • Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book 32 Edition

    Louisiana Building Contractor – Examination Preparation Material Tabs:

    • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Steel Girders Tabs
    • Basic Business Law Printed Tabs
    • OSHA Part 1926 Tabs
    • 2018 International Building Code Tabs
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Requirements To Complete

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.

Applying For 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

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

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 Review 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.

Continuing Education

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

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.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.