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Highway, Street and Bridge 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


Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Construction Layout6
Clearing, Grubbing, and Demolition6
Bridges and Structures17
Soil Treatments and Base Courses12
Concrete Pavement12
Asphalt Pavement12
Incidental Construction7
Lights, Signs, Barricades, Traffice Control, and Safety Devices8
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Time allowed (hours):

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

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

Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Pre-Paving (EB237P), 2008, ACPA
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Concrete Pavement Field Reference: Paving (EB238P), 2010, ACPA
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Culvert Repair Practices Manual, Volume 1 (FHWA-RD-94-096), 2012 (Revises 1995), FHWA
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Culvert Repair Practices Manual, Volume 2 (FHWA-RD-95-089), 2012 (Revises 1995), FHWA
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Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese
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Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, 2007, EPA
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Hoisting and Rigging Manual, DOE-STD-1090-2007, USDOE
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Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement: A State-of-the-Practice Manual, 2004, Peter Taylor
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Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook (AC 150/5370-14B), Reissued 2013, FAA
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Louisiana Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges, 2016 (Revises 2006), Louisiana DOTD
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Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, EPA
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Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, 2012, USDOT, Federal Highway Administration
Reference page
Moving the Earth: The Workbook of Excavation, 6th Edition, Herbert L. Nichols, Jr. and David A. Day
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Pile Driving Equipment, Technical Instructions 818-03, 1998, US Army Corps of Engineers
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Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition (Revises 2009), Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith
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Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features, NCHRP Report 350, 1993, H.E. Ross Jr, D.L. Sicking, National Academy Press
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Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926, USDOL
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