Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Residential Building Contractor

Apply for the license and exam

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
Rough Carpentry 26
Interior and Exterior Finish 20
Concrete and Rebar 19
Associated Trades 10
Excavation and Site Work 9
Roofing 6
Masonry 5
Plans and Specifications 5

Total percentage of test questions: 80
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.

Go to Business and Law Offering

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Carpentry and Building Construction, 6th Edition, 2004, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer Buy at Amazon
2. International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2006, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. Building Your High-Performance Home: Gulf Region Homeowners Guide;2010 (Revises 2009), Reichel, Claudette Hanks, LSU Agricultural Center Buy from Publisher
4. Construction Industry Digest (OSHA 2202), USDOL PDF File Link
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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