Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Electrical Work

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

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Code and Craft 81
Electrical Contracting Business 19
Total percent of test questions: 80
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
A more detailed breakdown of the subject areas covered by the exam can be found in the candidate bulletin
All companies applying for a commercial trade license, must have had at least one qualifying party pass the Business and Law Exam as one of the requirements for approval of the license.

Go to Business and Law Offering

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2008, NFPA Buy at Amazon
2. Ugly's Electrical References, George V. Hart.  Buy at Amazon
3. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) 29 Part 1926, GPO Web Page Link
4. Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, 12th Edition, 2011, Thomas M. Shoemaker, James E. Mack. Buy at Amazon
5. Louisiana Driver's Guide Classes D and E, Louisiana OMV PDF File Link


Books NOT Allowed

1. Standard Practice for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction, NECA 1-2010, (2006 version is out-of-print), NECA Buy from Publisher
2. Electrical Theory: Simply Explained - Thoroughly Understood, 2011, Alvin Walker Buy at Amazon
3. NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2012, NFPA Buy at Amazon
4. Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, 6th Edition, 2008, Steven L. Herman, Delmar Learning. Buy at Amazon
5. American Electricians' Handbook, 16th Edition, 2013, Terrell Croft, Wilford Summers. Buy at Amazon
6. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Louisiana 12th Edition, NASCLA Buy at Amazon


AIA Review Documents
(not supplied during the exam)

NOTE:  Most of the 2007 versions of AIA documents shown in the bulletin are out of print.  The versions shown below are current.  All documents below are propietary and must be purchased, customized and licensed.
1. A101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum, AIA. Web Page Link
2. A102–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price, AIA. Web Page Link
3. A103–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee without a Guaranteed Maximum Price,AIA. Web Page Link
4. A107–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope,AIA. Web Page Link
5. AIA - A201–2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction,AIA. Web Page Link
6. AIA - A310–2010, Bid Bond,AIA. Web Page Link
7. AIA - A401–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor,AIA. Web Page Link
8. AIA - A503–2007, Guide for Supplementary Conditions,AIA. Web Page Link
9. AIA - B101–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect,AIA. Web Page Link
10. AIA - B102–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect without a Predefined Scope of Architect’s Services,AIA. Web Page Link
The study material we offer will exclude sample questions from the AIA documents listed above.  We also recommend that you consult a competent legal professional before using these documents for your own contracts.
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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