• 600 North Street, Baton Rouge, 70802
  • (225) 765-2301
  • Text-To-Verify: 1 (855) 999-7896
  1. What does this license cover?

    • The construction of a building or structure, to be used as a residence, with no more than four incorporated or attached dwelling units, where the cost of labor and materials will exceed $75,000
    • Subcontractors/specialty trades, where the labor and materials exceeds $7500, for the construction of a building or structure, to be used as a residence, with no more than four incorporated or attached dwellings, for the following specialty classifications:

      Residential pile driving Residential pile driving (Subcontract Labor Only)
      Residential foundations Residential foundations (Subcontract Labor Only)
      Residential framing Residential framing (Subcontract Labor Only)
      Residential roofing Residential Roofing (Subcontract Labor Only)
      Residential masonry/stucco Residential Masonry/Stucco  (Subcontract Labor Only)
      Residential swimming pools  
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    • Home improvement projects.

 

  1.  What are the requirements for licensure?

    • The contractor must:
      • Complete the Residential Application. Additional information/documents may be requested within the application. See link below to download application.
      • Provide a financial statement affidavit 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 course
        • Must take trade exam, if applicable
      • After the application is submitted, provide proof of general liability insurance with a minimum amount of $100,000 and proof of workers’ compensation coverage. Insurance certificate(s) should be emailed directly from the insurance agent to insurance@lslbc.louisiana.gov. See link below for specific insurance 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 notice will be emailed or mailed to the address on record approximately 60 days prior to the expiration, 15 days prior to expiration and upon expiration of the license.
      • You must provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage upon renewal of the license.
        • Insurance certificate(s) should be emailed directly from the insurance agent to insurance@lslbc.louisiana.gov.
        • Note: Failure to submit these documents can delay the renewal of the license.
    • You must maintain continuous insurance coverage while holding an active license with this board.
    • You must maintain a current address with this Board.
    • You must maintain a Qualifying Party for all classifications listed on your license.
    • If you are a residential building contractor, you are required to complete a minimum of six hours of continuing education annually by a board approved provider.
      • The contractor will maintain their education certificates for a five-year period and provide copies to this office if requested.
      • Click here for exceptions to the continuing education requirement.

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