Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Highway, Street and Bridge Construction

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


Sub Classifications

This classification includes the work of all of the following sub‑classifications:

  • Clearing, Grubbing, and Snagging
  • Concrete Bridges, Over and Underpasses
  • Culverts and Drainage Structures
  • Driveways and Parking Areas, etc., Asphalt and/or Concrete
  • Earthwork, Drainage and Levees
  • Fencing
  • Highway and Street Sub-surface Drainage and Sewer Work
  • Landscaping, Grading and Beautification
  • Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets:
    • Asphalt Hot and Cold Plant Mix
    • Asphalt Surface Treatment
    • Concrete
    • Soil Cement
  • Secondary Roads
  • Steel Bridges, Over and Underpasses
  • Wood Bridges, Over and Underpasses
  • Undersealing or Leveling of Roads

Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Construction Layout 6
Clearing, Grubbing, and Demolition 6
Drainage 8
Earthwork 12
Bridges and Structures 17
Soil Treatments and Base Courses 12
Concrete Pavement 12
Asphalt Pavement 12
Incidental Construction 7
Lights, Signs, Barricades, Traffice Control, and Safety Devices 8

Total Number 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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Reference Books NOT Permitted in the Exam

1. Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Pre-Paving (EB237P), 2008, American Concrete Pavement Association Doc Link
2. Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Paving (EB238P), 2010, American Concrete Pavement Association Doc Link
3. Culvert Repair Practices Manual, Volume 1 (FHWA-RD-94-096), 1995, Federal Highway Administration Doc Link
4. Culvert Repair Practices Manual, Volume 2 (FHWA-RD-95-089), 1995, Federal Highway Administration Doc Link
5. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
6. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, 2005, American Society of Concrete Contractors. Buy at Amazon
7. Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Doc Link
8. Hoisting and Rigging Manual, DOE-STD-1090-2007, U.S. Department of Energy. Doc Link
9. Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement: A State-of-the-Practice Manual, 2004, Peter Taylor Doc Link
10. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook, 2001, United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration. Doc Link
11. Louisiana Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges, 2006, LADOTD Doc Link
12. Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2009, US Department of Transportation. Doc Link
13. Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 6th Edition, 2010, Herbert L. Nichols, Jr. and David A. Day Buy at Amazon
According to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, "The 'trade' examinations are based upon general working knowledge of the field in which you wish to be licensed." In their study guide, the Board states that the reference materials listed "may NOT necessarily cover all information needed to pass the exam." The study guide also states that "the reference list contains a representative sample of materials that are available which contain information relevant to the examination."

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