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    Louisiana Application Processing

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    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Louisiana Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Louisiana Electrical Contractor – NEC Exam Review

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    All applicants who desire to become licensed as an electrical contractor need to make an application to the board and must state the classification of work the applicant desires to perform from a list of major classifications. 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. Please note that the Business and Law examinatio…

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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.

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.

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

  • 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

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:

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 Review Education

Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, 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.

Continuing Education

None at 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

1

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

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

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