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Does the LSLBC have provisions to assist individuals with military training and experience to become licensed?

Yes, the LSLBC has enacted a rule as follows:   §129.     Licensure for Individuals with Military Training and Experience, and Military Spouses     A.    The board shall issue a license or registration to a military-trained applicant to allow the applicant to lawfully act as a contractor, residential building contractor, home improvement contractor, mechanical … Continued

Are there continuing education requirements for license holders?

  There are no continuing education requirements for commercial, mold, or home improvement contractors/registrants. There are continuing education requirements for residential building contractors. A residential building contractor is required to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education annually by a board-approved provider (click HERE to view providers).  The contractor will maintain their … Continued

I am performing construction work where my contract involves labor only. Do I need a contractor’s license with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors?

When determining if a contractor’s license is needed, the law requires that the cost of labor and materials be combined to assess the total project amount (no matter who supplies the materials). If the total project amount exceeds $50,000 for commercial projects, $10,000 for plumbing, electrical & HVAC, and $7,500 for residential projects, a contractor’s license is required. LSLBC … Continued

My company is registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office. Do I need to do anything further to perform construction work in Louisiana?

Registration with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office does not qualify you to perform construction work in Louisiana. Being registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office only gives your company the authority to operate a business in Louisiana and also generally for state sales tax purposes.   A Louisiana state contractor’s license/registration is required … Continued

I have an occupational license from my local city/parish office. Do I need a state contractor’s license?

An occupational license is NOT a contractor’s license. An occupational license only gives you or your company the authority to operate a business in that city/parish and it’s generally for local sales tax purposes.   A Louisiana state contractor’s license/registration is required if you contract, bid, or perform work where to total project value including … Continued

Can I legally build a structure on property that I own without holding a license?

Louisiana State Contractors’ licensing law allows an owner to build their primary residence without a license. You must live in this home. You cannot build a home to rent or sell without a license. Louisiana State Contractors’ licensing law also allows an owner to build structures adjacent to their primary residence without a license, such … Continued

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