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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Louisiana

The State of Louisiana defines Electrical Contractors as, any person or business who constructs, alters, moves, repairs, improves or demolishes electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures or appliances in a commercial or residential setting.  The State requires Electrical Contractors to hold a license when the cost of the job exceeds $10,000 or more, including labor and materials.

Licenses are issued by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.  As part of the licensing process, the Board requires all contractors to (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Louisiana

The State of Louisiana holds reciprocal agreements for General Contractors licensed in the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Reciprocity between Louisiana and the above states allows licensed contractors to obtain a license to work on construction projects in Louisiana without having to take the LA Trade Exam, and without having to undergo the 60-day waiting period that other contractors must wait through before their application is approved.

The State of Louisiana requires contractors to (more…)

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General Contractor Licensing in Louisiana

In the State of Louisiana, General Contractor licensing is handled by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.  The Board requires all contractors to hold a license if they are working on commercial projects worth $50,000 or more.  In a residential setting, contractors are required to hold a license to work on any project over $75,000.

Contractors must complete an application and pass a qualifying examination to obtain a General Contractor’s license in the State of Louisiana.

License Classifications in Louisiana

The Board offers three major license classifications for general contractors in Louisiana: (more…)