Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Heavy Construction

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

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Site Preparation 11
Foundations and Piling 11
Structures 14
Equipment and Piping 15
Rigging, Lifting and Hauling 8
Concrete and Paving 12
Marine Work 6
Project Management 15
Railways 4
Oil & Gas Field Services 4

Total percentage of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
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.

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Books Not Allowed in the Exam

1. Prevention Videos – Construction Hazards, USDOL Web Page Link
2. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, M.L. Wilson, Steven H. Kosmatka Buy at Amazon
3. Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, 2007, EPA PDF File Link
4. Estimating Excavation, 1997, Deryl Burch Buy at Amazon
5. Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual, 5th Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing Buy at Amazon
6. Hoisting and Rigging Standard, D0E-STD-1090-2004, USDOE Web Page Link
7. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000, 2016, AASHTO Buy at Amazon
8. Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, Chapter 3 and Chapter 5, LADOA Web Page Link
9. Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, EPA Web Page Link
10. Millwrights and Mechanics Guide, 5th Edition, 2004, Thomas Bieber Davis, Carl A Nelson, Wiley Audel Buy at Amazon
11. The Piping Guide: For the Design and Drafting of Industrial Piping Systems, 2nd Edition, 2009, Dennis J. Whistance, David R. Sherwood Buy at Amazon
12. Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2003, AREMA Buy from Publisher
13. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition, 2008, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith Buy at Amazon
14. Railroad Track Maintenance & Safety Standards, UFC 4-860-03 Unified Facilities Criteria, 2008, DOD PDF File Link
15. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926, USDOL Web Page Link
16. Soils in Construction, 5th Edition, 2004, W.L. Schroeder Buy at Amazon
Go to OSHA Resources
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