Residential Bldg. Committee
About the Louisiana
Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors was created
as it exists today in 1956 by Act 233 of the legislature
and falls under Title 37:2150-2192 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes,
purpose of the legislature in enacting this Chapter is the
protection of the health, safety, and general welfare of all
those persons dealing with persons engaged in the
contracting vocation, and the affording of such persons of
an effective and practical protection against the
incompetent, inexperienced, unlawful, and fraudulent acts of
contractors with whom they contract. Further, the legislative intent is that the State
Licensing Board for Contractors shall monitor construction
projects to ensure compliance with the licensure
requirements of this Chapter.
1976, No. 82, Sec. 2; Act No. 559 of 1989.
fifteen member board, appointed by the Governor regulates both
commercial and residential contractors who bid or perform
construction projects, whose value exceeds $50,000 or more
for commercial projects, $10,000 or more for electrical or
mechanical projects, $75,000 or more for residential
projects, and hazardous material contractors on projects
valued at $1.00 or more.
staff receive and process applications for new contractor
licenses, additional classifications, changes of license
records, and annual license renewals. The agency also administers business and law and
trade examinations for contractor applicants and qualifying
and disciplinary hearings are conducted monthly for alleged
violations by both commercial and residential contractors. Agency investigators conduct construction project
investigations to determine compliance and enforcement of
the contractor licensing law. The agency maintains public records on these matters. All board meetings and administrative hearings are
conducted at the boards Baton Rouge headquarters.
and penalties levied against violators of the contractor
licensing law are sent directly to the Contractors
Educational Trust Fund (CETF), whose mission is to promote
programs used for contractor educational purposes.
there are 18436 licensed commercial
contractors, 3170 licensed residential contractors, 1423 registered home improvement
contractors and 179 certified mold remediation
certificate holders in