• 2525 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808
  • (225) 765-2301
  • Text-To-Verify: 1 (855) 999-7896
  1. What does this license cover?

    • Commercial projects with a value of $50,000 or more including labor and materials; general contractors must hire properly licensed subcontractors
    • Subcontractor/Specialty Trades for commercial projects with a value of $50,000 or more including labor and materials
      • Exceptions:
        • Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing require a commercial license with appropriate classification for projects exceeding $10,000 including labor and materials
        • Asbestos, Hazardous Waste, Lead Based Paint Abatement/Removal, Underground Storage Tanks require a commercial license with appropriate classification for projects with a value of $1.00 or more including labor and materials
  2. What are the requirements for licensure?

    • The contractor must:
      • Complete the Commercial Application. Additional information/documents may be requested within the application.  See link below to download the application.
      • Provide a financial statement showing a minimum of $10,000 net worth (must be current within 12 months of application).
      • Pass the required examinations. After the application is submitted, the Qualifying Party will receive testing information. See link below for classification list and additional examination information.
        • Must take Business & Law exam
        • Must take Trade exam if applicable
        • Please Note: Certain classifications may require certifications from other agencies before obtaining a license with the board. See the Exam/Classification link below for additional information.
      • Be approved by the Board before issuance of the license.
    • For information regarding Reciprocity see link below.
  1. What must I do to maintain the license once it is issued?

    • Once the license is issued the initial license certificate will be valid for one year, then you may renew your license for a one, two, or three year period.
      • A Renewal form will be mailed to the address on record approximately 30 days prior to the expiration date of the license.
    • You must maintain a current address with this Board.
    • You must maintain a qualifying party for all classifications listed on your license.

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