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Louisiana
Municipal and Public Works Construction

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

CLOSED  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Sewers and Storm Drains (Construction, Installation and Treatment)15
Water (Sanitation, Transmission and Distribution) 13
Gas Transmission and Distribution8
Electrical and Telecommunications6
Site Preparation (Piles, Foundations)7
Excavation, Trenching, Grading, and Paving10
Building Construction/Demolition and Rehabilitation8
Project Management11
Mechanical Piping and Equipment9
Safety (OSHA, DHH, ASTM, ANSI, Etc.)13
Total number of test questions:
100
Time allowed (hours):
4.0

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

  • Filter Plants and Water Purification
  • Pipe Work:
    • Gas Lines
    • Sewer
    • Storm Drains
    • Water Lines
  • Power Plants
  • Sewer Plants or Sewer Disposal
  • Underground Electrical Conduit Installation
  • Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification
  • Fencing

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.

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Excavation and Grading Handbook, 3rd Edition, Nick Capachi
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2.
Water Transmission and Distribution, 4th Edition, AWWA
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3.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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4.
Handbook of PVC Pipe Design and Construction, 5th Edition, PVC Pipe Association
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Additional Suggested References

1.
ASME B31.8-2003: Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems, ASME
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2.
Louisiana Underground Utilities and Facilities Damage Prevention Law (La. R.S. 40: VII 1749.16(4))
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3.
CGA Common Ground Alliance Best Practices 15.0
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4.
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 51, Parts XII and XIII
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5.
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 55, Chapter 21
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6.
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 70, Part II. Utilities
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7.
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 17, Uniform Construction Code, Part I, Section 111
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8.
PNNL Hoisting and Rigging Manual (PNNL‑18129), PNNL
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9.
The Piping Guide for the Design and Drafting of Industrial Piping Systems, Whistance, Sherwood
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10.
Handbook of PE Pipe, Chapters 7 and 9, 2nd Edition, Plastics Pipe Institute
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11.
Polyethylene Piping Systems Field Manual for Municipal Water Applications, Plastics Pipe Institute
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12.
Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2016, DIPRA
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13.
Fall Protection in Construction (OSHA Pub 3146), USDOL
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14.
Trenching and Excavation Safety (OSHA Pub 2226-10R), 2015, USDOL
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15.
Permit-Required Confined Spaces (OSHA Pub 3151), USDOL
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16.
Hazard Communication Standard: Safety Data Sheets (OSHA Pub 3514), USDOL
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17.
Personal Protective Equipment (OSHA Pub 3151) USDOL
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18.
Guidelines for the Selection and Installation of Underground Nonmetallic Raceways (TCB 2-2017), NEMA
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