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Louisiana has two different GC licenses: Commercial Building Construction and Residential Construction.


The Commercial Building Construction license allows for only commercial work by default, but the applicant can file the application for the Residential Construction license after getting the commercial license without taking more exams.


In Louisiana, a license is required for any job over $50,000.


Louisiana General Contractor (NASCLA)

The Louisiana Commercial General Contractor's license allows the builder to bid on, build, or modify any type or size of commercial project.

There is one required exam: the NASCLA commercial trades exam. The state will also have you take a Business & Law course. Once you pass the NASCLA exam, your passing score can also be used in other states to get commercial GC licenses. For a current list of states that accept NASCLA: Click Here

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