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Louisiana Business and Law Exam

get louisiana contractors licenseAll qualifying individuals must pass the standard Business and Law examination; in addition, qualifying individuals must pass a second test covering the specific trade or certification area for which they are applying. The Business and Law examination consists of multiple choice questions related to business management and construction law. Applicants can find information below on the breakdown of the topics covered in the examination.

 

Louisiana Contractors License Requirements

 

let us help you get your contractors licenseThere are no specific experience requirements in Louisiana. However financial requirements do exist: The applicant must provide the board with a financial statement, current and within 12 months of the date of filing, prepared by an auditor and signed before a notary public, proving the current assets of the applicant, which will be used by the board to determine financial responsibility of the applicant to perform in the State of Louisiana, which is $50,000 or more. Such assets shall include a net worth of at least $10,000. Contractors usually have to post a bond equal to 5% of the contract price for any lump sum or cost-plus contract. The minimum bond amount is $1,000. A Residential Building Contractor's license is required for residences three stories or less in height if the cost of the project is more than $50,000. More info here.

 

Louisiana Business and Law Fees

 

contractors license feesThe total cost for licensing and examination is $265 ($100 for license classification, $25 transaction fee, $60 per person Business and Law study guide fee and $100 examination/verification fee). The exam costs $100 for each classification you take an exam in. You also have to pay the Board $60 for study material for the business and law part of the exam. A license costs $100 for any one classification and $95 for each additional classification. The maximum you can pay for a license in multiple classifications is $300. All licenses are good for one year and expire on December 31st each year. The Licensing Board investigates all out-of-state contractors before licensing them. You must pay a $400 surcharge to cover the costs of this investigation. You also must wait around 60 days from the date of your application while the Board completes the investigation prior to continuing the process.

 

Louisiana Business and Law Exam Details

 

contractor exam detailed informationThe Board requires you to pass two exams in order to get a contractors license. The contractors exam has a business and law section and a trade section.The Louisiana Contractors Licensing Board gives the exam. The Contractors Exam for trade section has 100 multiple-choice, equally weighted questions with a 4-hour time limit. The law and business examination has 50 questions with 70% required to pass. Business and Law exam is an online, open-book format. A candidate may request three dates upon which he or she will be available to take the examination. An attempt will be made to accommodate the candidate. New applicants for licensure will be given priority in scheduling. Examinations will not be scheduled unless you submit your application along with all of the required documentation. More info here.

Business and Law Exam Content

 

Contractor's Licensing Law
Project Management
Contract Management
Financial Management
Labor Laws

Tax Laws

Safety
Lien Laws
Business Management

Risk Management


Total Number of Test Questions: 50


Time Allowed: 240 minutes

 

Books Are Allowed-Online-Exam

 

1. Contractor's Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Louisiana Contractors, 12th Edition, NASCLA.

 

NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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Louisiana Law and Business Exam Home Study Kit $149

 

complete home study kit saleOur home study materials are available in either books with CD-ROMs version or online downloadable version. Our CD-ROM software is developed using the computer-assisted testing software, which means that no internet or prior computer experience is required. Both CD-ROM and instant online download versions are identical and cover everything you need to study and pass your Business and Law contractors exam. The complete home study kit includes: Business and Law study manual with over 200 pages related to business management and construction law, financial, record keeping, math examples, estimating, safety, and more. Plus 500 hundred of exam practice questions with detailed explanations to all Business and Law exam practice questions. All orders also receive a complete contractors application review, 30-day online exam support, and 24/7 online applicant support.

 

Louisiana Contractors License Reciprocity

 

contractors license reciprocityThe following states have reciprocity with the states of Louisiana: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Utah as well as the North Carolina Electrical Examiners' Board. The Business and Law examination cannot be waived for out-of-state contractors. However, reciprocity is not automatic, applications will be considered on an individual basis. The contractor must be applying for a license in a classification that appears on that state's reciprocal classifications list.