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Louisiana General Contractor (NASCLA)

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    State Requirements & Application

    Requirements: The LSLBC regulates commercial, industrial and residential contractors who bid or perform construction projects with a value of:

    * $50,000 or more for commercial and industrial construction

    * In excess of $75,000 for residential construction

    * In excess of $10,000 for mechanical, electrical or plumbing

    * Exceeding $7,500 but not in excess of $75,000 for home improvement

    * $1 or more for mold remediation

    * You must have financial statement with a minimum net worth of $10,000 or a $10,000 Bank line of credit or $10,000 Surety Bond

    * No Insurance Required for Commercial Applications

    * The NASCLA exam can be used for Commercial in LA. If you have a Commercial License you can submit the Residential Application for the license. Based on having the Commercial License they will grant you the Residential License.

    * No Experience Requirements for the Commercial Applicant

    Board Contact Information:
    Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC)
    2525 Quail Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70808

    Phone: (225) 765-2301

    Louisiana State License Board/

    Frequently Asked Questions: Louisiana Contractors FAQ

    Fees: The application fee for a new prime contractor license is $100 - $400 depending on the number of classifications. Refer to the fee schedule for more information. Louisiana Application Fees
    To obtain a license application and other forms for Louisiana go to Application

    Test Information

    Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 23 book set shown below the following chart.
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    Exam Information
    Exam Fee $130
    Number of Questions 115
    Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
    Time Limit 330 Minutes

    Subject Area Number of Questions
    General Requirements 25
    Site Construction
    Concrete 6
    Metals 6
    Wood 5
    Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
    Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
    Finishes 5
    Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
    Electrical Systems 3
    Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31


    The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.

    Permitted Work

    With this license you may bid on and build all types of buildings in LA. Commercial or Residential