Louisiana Continuing Education
Our Online Continuing Education Classes are:
Easy (Video, Fully Narrated or Printable Text – You Choose!)
Fast (Start Immediately -Print Certificate on Completion)
Convenient (Available 24/7 from any computer or mobile device)
|License Renewal Deadline: December 31st
Residential contractors are required to complete 6 hours of continuing education in order to renew their license. Get started now!
|3 Hour – Successful Renovations and Additions
Fully Narrated with Printable Text
This course is designed to address the needs of both designers and builders. The topics that will be covered include pre-design, building design, structural concerns, making a watertight envelope, code issues, and construction details. Each of these topics will be addressed in the light of both renovation and addition projects.
|3 Hour – Successful Building Design
Fully Narrated Course
In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and proven methods for analyzing design decisions that will lead you to a greater reputation.
|3 Hour Drones in Construction
This state approved 3-hour course will teach you the basics of UAV/Drone Technology, Rules and Regulations, Cost of Drones, and how you can use them in the construction industry.
|3 Hour Successful Site Design
Fully Narrated Course with Printable Text
This 3-hour course will help you learn to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pitfalls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design. AIA Approved and fulfills Builders License Continuing Education in several states. View Course Syllabus for more details.
|6 Hour Manage Your Way to Big Profits
Fully Narrated Course
This six-hour course will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager must be prepared to perform.
|6 Hour Drones in Construction and Successful Site Design
Video Course Package
This package combines Drones in Construction with Successful Site Design to create 6 hours of continuing education. You will learn the basics of UAV/Drone Technology, Rules and Regulations, Cost of Drones and how you can use them in the construction industry. You’ll also learn to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pitfalls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design. Successful Site Design is AIA Approved and fulfills Builders License Continuing Education in several states.
|6 Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success
Fully Narrated Course
Online Fully Narrated with Printable TextThis 6 Hour course is excellent for builders and estimators entering the field, as well as architects, engineers, and contractors learning new tricks of the trade.AIA Approved and fulfills Builders License Continuing Education in several states. View Course Syllabus for more details.
|6 Hour Construction Safety
This six-hour course is a review of the safety codes required for residential construction. It provides a clear understanding of construction safety in Record keeping, Personal Protective Equipment, Falls, Stairways and Ladders, Scaffolds, and Electrical Safety.
|6 Hour Project Management
This six-hour course focuses on managing project costs and time while completing the project to the expected degree of quality.
|6 Hour Weatherization and Renewable Energy
This six-hour course focuses on reducing building envelope failure by using proven methods of construction, as well as wind and solar energy generation systems.
|6 Hour Business Law and Contracts
This six-hour course covers topics important to every day running of a successful construction business, along with the important elements of a home building and remodeling contract.
|6 Hour Louisiana Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies
This six-hour course outlines the fundamental principles of keeping accurate records and understanding accounting and bookkeeping practices that are essential for business owners.
|6 Hour ADA Standards: Real World Application
This six-hour course details the second chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Handicap Accessible Design.
George Jacobs from Thibodaux says,
“I really liked your course and the way it was set up. I’m not good at computers and it was easy to use.
The course was interesting. I can relate to the information and will use it.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours of continuing education do I need to renew my Louisiana Contractor License?
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.
As of February 2012, continuing education is not required for contractors who hold Commercial licenses in the following classifications:
- Commercial Building Construction,
- Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction, or
- Municipal and Public Works Construction
To find out more information, please view the February 2012 Contractor News Source Bulletin.
What happens if I don’t renew my 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 theState Licensing Board for Contractors 2525 Quail Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808. You DO NOT need to send the Continued Education Form because we have all of the necessary information printed on your certificate.
Letter of Approval from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. Click on the link to view:
LOUISIANA-Continuing Education Provider Approval letter