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Louisiana Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Louisiana Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Accreditation

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$291 for normal processing or $436 for expedited filing.

Registration Renewal

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$291 for normal processing or $436 for expedited filing.

Due:

Annually

Louisiana Commercial Contractor License

Agency:Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate a net worth of at least $10,000 if they plan to perform projects in the amount of $50,000 or more.

Notes:

A financial statement including the last 12 months of financials must be submitted with the application.

Initial Registration

Form:

Commercial Application

Agency Fee:

Varies by license classifications, domicile, and number of qualifying parties. See fee schedule for help determining fees.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125 + any additional fees for multiple classifications 

Due:

Expires after one year, then you may renew for either 1, 2, or 3 years at a time.

Louisiana Home Improvement Contractor Registration

Agency:Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Insurance Requirements:

Proof of $100,000 of liability insurance is required.

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Improvement Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Expires after one year, then you may renew for either 1, 2, or 3 years at a time.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - DOT Hydrostatic Testing

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Fire Alarm

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Fire Alarm (Non Required)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Fire Alarm (Owner)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Fire Extinguishers & Hoses

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Fire Sprinkler

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Fixed Fire Suppression

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Kitchen Suppression

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Firm License - Pre-Engineered

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Insurance Requirements:

Firms must have at least $500,000 general liability insurance and must have workers compensation if they have any employees other than the owner.

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Yes

Initial Registration

Form:

Firm Application

Agency Fee:

$350

Registration Renewal

Form:

Firm Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Mold Remediation Contractor License

Agency:Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate a net worth of at least $10,000 if they plan to perform projects in the amount of $50,000 or more.

Insurance Requirements:

Proof of $50,000 of liability insurance is required.

Notes:

A financial statement including the last 12 months of financials must be submitted with the application.

Initial Registration

Form:

Mold Application

Agency Fee:

Varies by license classifications, domicile, and number of qualifying parties. See fee schedule for help determining fees.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Expires after one year, then you may renew for either 1, 2, or 3 years at a time.

Louisiana Residential Contractor License

Agency:Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Financial Requirements:

Applicants must demonstrate a net worth of at least $10,000 if they plan to perform projects in the amount of $50,000 or more.

Insurance Requirements:

Proof of $100,000 of liability insurance is required.

Notes:

A financial statement including the last 12 months of financials must be submitted with the application.

Initial Registration

Form:

Residential Application

Agency Fee:

Varies by license classifications, domicile, and number of qualifying parties. See fee schedule for help determining fees.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

See fee schedule for help determining fees.

Due:

Expires after one year, then you may renew for either 1, 2, or 3 years at a time.

Louisiana Water Well Contractor's License

Agency:Louisiana Office of Conservation - Water Well Drillers and Contractors Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Louisiana Water Well Contractor's License

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Louisiana Water Well Contractor's License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Individual Licenses

Louisiana Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Louisiana Lead Project Supervisor License

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality OES Public Participation and Permit Support Division - Notifications and Accreditations Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Lead Project Supervisors must successfully complete a recognized lead project supervisor training course; and have either one year of experience as an accredited lead based paint worker; or at least two years of experience in lead, asbestos, or environmental remediation work or in the building trades.
  • Individuals applying for lead inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, or project designer must take and pass the applicable Lead state exam with a score of 70 or above.  Contact the LDEQ at (225) 219-3300 to schedule your exam

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application Form LPF-1 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$250

Notes:
  • Lead Project Supervisors must successfully complete a recognized lead project supervisor training course; and have either one year of experience as an accredited lead based paint worker; or at least two years of experience in lead, asbestos, or environmental remediation work or in the building trades.
  • Individuals applying for lead inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, or project designer must take and pass the applicable Lead state exam with a score of 70 or above.  Contact the LDEQ at (225) 219-3300 to schedule your exam.
Required Attachments:
  • Submit a copy of the initial training course completion certificate and any subsequent refresher training course certificates from Louisiana recognized or EPA authorized training providers in the discipline(s) for which the applicant is seeking accreditation.  Workers who have received less than 16 hours of initial training must also submit proof of eight hours of training in 29 CFR 1926.62(l).
  • Submit a 1" x 1 1/4" full face photograph of the applicant issued by the recognized training provider for each of the disciplines the applicant is seeking accreditation.
  • Lead Project Supervisors must successfully complete a recognized lead project supervisor training course; and have either one year of experience as an accredited lead based paint worker; or at least two years of experience in lead, asbestos, or environmental remediation work or in the building trades.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application (LPF-1)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$250

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Required Attachments:
  • Submit a copy of the initial training course completion certificate and any subsequent refresher training course certificates from Louisiana recognized or EPA authorized training providers in the discipline(s) for which the applicant is seeking accreditation.  Workers who have received less than 16 hours of initial training must also submit proof of eight hours of training in 29 CFR 1926.62(l).
  • Submit a 1" x 1 1/4" full face photograph of the applicant issued by the recognized training provider for each of the disciplines the applicant is seeking accreditation.
  • Lead Project Supervisors must successfully complete a recognized lead project supervisor training course; and have either one year of experience as an accredited lead based paint worker; or at least two years of experience in lead, asbestos, or environmental remediation work or in the building trades.

Louisiana Asbestos Inspector Accreditation

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form

Agency Fee:

$291; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $436

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants. Also must submit copy of high school diploma or highest level of education received, the minimum being a GED.

Registration Renewal

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$291; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $436

Due:

Annually from date of initial licensure.

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants.

Louisiana Asbestos Management Planner Accreditation

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form

Agency Fee:

$291; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $436

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants. Must also provide proof as Registered Architect, Engineer, CIH, or related scientific field.

Registration Renewal

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$291; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $436

Due:

Annually from date of initial licensure.

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants.

Louisiana Asbestos Project Designer Accreditation

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form

Agency Fee:

$291; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $436

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants.Must also provide proof as Registered Architect, Engineer, CIH, or related scientific field.

Registration Renewal

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$291; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $436

Due:

Annually from date of initial licensure.

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants.

Louisiana Asbestos Worker Accreditation

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Initial Registration

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form

Agency Fee:

$73; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $109

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants.

Registration Renewal

Form:

AAC-1: Asbestos Accreditation Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$73; Emergency (processed in 5 days): $109

Due:

Annually from date of initial licensure.

Notes:

Attach copy of initial and all refreshers for first time applicants.

Louisiana Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

Exam fee: $135.00 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Lead Inspector License

Agency:Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality OES Public Participation and Permit Support Division - Notifications and Accreditations Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Lead Inspectors must have high school diploma or equivalent and successfully complete a recognized lead inspector training course.
  • Individuals applying for lead inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, or project designer must take and pass the applicable Lead state exam with a score of 70 or above.  Contact the LDEQ at (225) 219-3300 to schedule your exam

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application Form LPF-1 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Required Attachments:
  • Lead Inspectors must have high school diploma or equivalent and successfully complete a recognized lead inspector training course
  • Individuals applying for lead inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, or project designer must take and pass the applicable Lead state exam with a score of 70 or above.  Contact the LDEQ at (225) 219-3300 to schedule your exam.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Accreditation Application Form LPF-1 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by date of issuance. 

Required Attachments:
  • Lead Inspectors must have high school diploma or equivalent and successfully complete a recognized lead inspector training course
  • Individuals applying for lead inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, or project designer must take and pass the applicable Lead state exam with a score of 70 or above.  Contact the LDEQ at (225) 219-3300 to schedule your exam.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -DOT Hydrostatic Testing

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fire Alarm

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fire Alarm (Not Required)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fire Alarm (Owner)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fire Extinguishers & Hoses

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fire Sprinkler (Inspector)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fire Sprinkler (Qualifier)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Fixed Fire Suppression

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Kitchen Suppression

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Life Safety Apprentice

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Employee License -Pre-Engineered

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Law:

LA Rev Stat § 1664.4

Initial Registration

Form:

Employee Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Employee Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the 1st day of the expiration month.

Louisiana Master Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Natural Gas Fitter Exam Application

Agency Fee:

Exam fee: $135.00 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$190

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Master Plumber License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Plumber Application

Agency Fee:

Exam fee: $135.00 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$190

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Medical Gas Installer License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Medical Gas Installer Application

Agency Fee:

Exam fee: $135.00 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Natural Gas Fitter License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Natural Gas Fitter Exam Application

Agency Fee:

Exam fee: $135.00 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$20

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Tradesman Plumber License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Tradesman Application

Agency Fee:

$135

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Louisiana Water Supply Protection Specialist License

Agency:State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

Initial Registration

Form:

Water Supply Protection Specialist Application

Agency Fee:

$20

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

WSPS (Landscape Irrigation): $20; WSPS (Plumbing): $10

Due:

Annually by December 31.

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