• 2525 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, 70808
  • (225) 765-2301
  1. What does this license cover?

    • Residential projects where the labor and materials exceeds $75,000 on any new single family residential home, duplex, triplex or fourplex
    • Subcontractors/specialty trades for residential projects where the labor and materials exceeds $7500 on any new single family residential home, duplex, triplex or fourplex 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  

 

    • Home improvement projects.

Note: Some residential projects can be deemed as a commercial undertaking which will require a commercial license. For more information, see La. R.S. 2150.1 (2) and (4a) in the Contractors Licensing Law and Rules and Regulations.

  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 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 (or Laws, Rules and Regulations if requesting Labor Only classification)
        • 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 form will be mailed to the address on record approximately 30 days prior to the expiration date of the license.
    • You must maintain continuous general liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage and provide current insurance certificates to the board upon expiration. Failure to submit these documents can cause the board to take action. Insurance certificate(s) should be emailed directly from the insurance agent to insurance@lslbc.louisiana.gov.
    • You shall be required to complete a minimum of six hours of continuing education annually upon renewal by a board approved provider. Proof of compliance must be provided to the board. Click here for exceptions.
    • 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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