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Louisiana Commercial Building Contractor Exam Prep Course

Louisiana Business and Law Exam Prep Course

This course covers all topics covered on the Business and Law exam.  This exam is required for residential and commercial contractor licensing.

Price: $69.00
NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor Exam Prep Course

The Instructor walks you through the essential parts of the PSI-Approved reference books, allowing you to highlight the important points. Sample quizzes and integrated slides are included throughout.

When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.

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Price: $229.00

 

Commercial Building Contractor Course

This course covers all topics on the Commercial Building Contractor licensing exam. Our integrated videos and slides, along with the hundreds of practice questions make sure you pass the first time.

Our course covers the following subject areas thoroughly:

  • Concrete (21 questions)
  • Associated Trades (18 questions)
  • Excavation and Sitework (16 questions)
  • Rough Carpentry (13 questions)
  • Structural Steel (9 questions)
  • Roofing (8 questions)
  • Finish Carpentry (8 questions)
  • Masonry (7 questions)

The examination is made up of 100 multiple-choice questions. You will have four hours to complete the exam. This is a CLOSED BOOK exam. You will learn all you need to know to pass the exam from this online course.

 

If you get a Commercial Building Contractor License, you are licensed for all of the subclassifications listed below:

NOTE: Commercial Contractors are prohibited from building residential homes consisting of less than three (3) separate units under a single contract. Commercial Contractors wishing to perform residential work as defined by the State will need to apply and test for a residential license.

  • Acoustical Treatments
  • Air Conditioning Work, Ventilation, Refrigeration and Ductwork
  • Driveways, Parking Areas, Etc. Asphalt and/or Concrete Exclusive of Highway and Street Work
  • Drywall
  • Electrical Construction for Structures
  • Fencing
  • Fire Sprinkler Work
  • Foundations for Buildings Equipment or Machinery
  • Incinerator Construction
  • Installation of Equipment, Machinery, and Engines
  • Installation of Pneumatic Tubes and Conveyers
  • Insulation for Cold Storage and Buildings
  • Insulation for Pipes and Boilers
  • Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification
  • Lathing, Plastering, and Stuccoing
  • Masonry, Brick, Stone
  • Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel Erection Metal Buildings
  • Painting and Interior Decorating, Carpeting
  • Pile Driving
  • Plumbing
  • Residential Construction
  • Rigging, House Moving, Wrecking, and Dismantling
  • Roof Decks
  • Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding
  • Sheet Metal Duct Work
  • Steam and Hot Water Heating in Buildings or Plants
  • Stone, Granite, Slate, Resilient Floor Installations
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble
  • Water Cooling Towers and Accessories

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my Louisiana Commercial Building Contractor License?

There are two steps in getting licensed as residential or commercial building contractor in the State of Louisiana:

  1. Submit an application to the State Licensing Board for Contractors along with the supporting documents. You can obtain an application at the State website:  http://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/contractors/
  2. Upon receipt of the application, the State Licensing Board for Contractors will send you an examination scheduling notice with the date of your exam.  You will be required to pass a Business and Law exam and the Trade exam for the license you are seeking.

Any construction project of $50,000 or more ($1 or more for hazardous) must be performed by a licensed contractor, even the homeowners themselves. There are no provisions in the law to prevent an owner from applying for and being issued a contractor’s license.

 

Is the Louisiana Commercial Building licensing exam an “Open Book” exam?

YES! This exam is an “Open Book” examination. (see page 3 of the PSI Candidate information bulletin for details)

 

Are Louisiana Contractors required to complete continuing education?

Yes. You are required to complete six hours per year by December 31st to renew your Louisiana Contractor License. This increased in January 2012 from four hours to six hours each year.

Click on the link to view our approval letter: LOUISIANA-Continuing Education Provider Approval letter

 

What happens if I don’t renew my Louisiana license by my renewal date?

A delinquent penalty of $50 for late renewal of Commercial and Residential contractor licenses may be assessed 15 days following the expiration date.

Failure to renew your license within six months after your renewal date will result in forfeiture of your renewal rights and you will have to start all over.

 

How do I show the State of Louisiana that I’ve completed my annual continuing education?

Simply mail a copy of your Certificate of Completion from our course to the

State Licensing Board for Contractors
2525 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 765-2301

You DO NOT need to send the Continued Education Form because we have all of the necessary information printed on your certificate.

 

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Louisiana?

Yes. The NASCLA-Accredited Exam replaces the Trades exam for Commercial Contractors.

When you pass the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors, you will be listed in the NASCLA National Examination Database. You will then have this information available for the following states which accept the NASCLA Accredited Examination: AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NV, NC, OR, SC, TN, UT, US Virgin Islands, VA, and WV. You may also need to take each states’ specific business/law/project management exam in addition to the NASCLA exam.

Can I do residential work under a Louisiana commercial license?

Yes.  The Building Construction (Commercial) license covers many classifications, including residential.  If you have more than two homes (residences) under contract at one time, you are required to have a commercial license.

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