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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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Required Attachments:
  • Names, social security numbers, dates of birth, and federal tax IDs (if an entity) for the applicant and each owner, officer, partner, member, or manager listed as Key Individuals and for each qualifying party
  • Addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for the applicant and each qualifying party listed on the application
  • Financial Statement Form
  • Articles of Incorporation/Organization/Partnership Agreement
  • Copy of Credential(s) – for classification(s) that require a Credential in lieu of a trade exam
  • Certificates of Insurance (must be submitted by your insurance agent by emailing insurance@lslbc.louisiana.gov)

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. 
  • Applicants are given one year from the date the application is received to meet all requirements. If all requirements are not met within the one-year timeframe, the application and fees will be written off and the applicant will be required to submit a new application, documents, and fees.
Required Attachments:
  • Financial Statement
    • Required for all license applicants (commercial, residential and mold remediation
  • Articles of Incorporation/Organization/Partnership Agreement 
    • Required for all business entities applying for a license (residential, commercial and mold remediation
    • Not required for those applying in their individual name or those applying for a home improvement registration
      • Provide copy of Articles of Incorporation (if Corporation/Inc), By-Laws if one exists and any amendments made to the business name
      • Provide copy of Articles of Organization (if LLC), Operating Agreement if one exists and any amendments made to the business name
      • Provide copy of Partnership Agreement (if LP or GP) 
  • Copy of Credential(s) – for classification(s) that require a Credential in lieu of a trade exam
  • Verification of License form – this is for out-of-state companies requesting reciprocity from a reciprocal state for a commercial or residential license
    • Provide a copy of the Verification of License form that was completed by the reciprocal state
  • Certificates of Insurance
    • Required for all Residential, Home Improvement and Mold Remediation applicants
    • NOT required for commercial license applicants
    • Must be submitted by your insurance agent by email at application and at renewal of the license/registration. We cannot accept from the contractor. Certificates must be emailed from your insurance agent to insurance@lslbc.louisiana.gov.

Amendment
Disassociation of a Qualifying Party

Form:

Disassociation of a Qualifying Party from a Licensed Company and Adding A Qualifying Party to an Existing License

Agency Fee:

$120 per qualifying party exam/admin fee + $120 per qualifying party business and law fee.

Due:

If a qualifying party terminates employment with the licensee, the licensee must notify the board, in writing, within 30 days of the disassociation and another party must qualify within 60 days of the disassociation.

Notarize:Required
How to Apply:
  1. Submit the completed form called “Disassociation of a Qualifying Party” notifying the board of the disassociation of the qualifying party and the replacement qualifying party to be added.

  2. Submit the completed, initialed, signed and notarized form called “Application for Qualifying Party”.

  3. Submit required fees (as listed on the Disassociation of a Qualifying Party form)

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.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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 License to Install Boilers (Installers)

Agency:Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall - Licensing Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:
  • $50 exam fee (payable at the time of the exam)
  • $75 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by January 31

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
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.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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.

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

City of Walker Contractor License

Agency:City of Walker - Permit Department (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance (no minimum)
  • The certificate holder should read City of Walker 13600 Aydell Lane P.O. Box 217 Walker, Louisiana 70785
Bond Requirements:
  • $5000 surety bond made out for the City of Walker
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor License Application (click the link provided in the contractor licensing description)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100 license fee

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Bond

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Application (Renewal) (click the link provided in the contractor licensing description)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100 renewal fee

Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • State License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Bond

City of Westlake Contractors Registration

Agency:City of Westlake Permits and Licensing Department (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Worker's Compensation Insurance in the minimum amount of $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 per aggregate of public insurance

Bond Requirements:

$5,000 licensing bond

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Forms are not currently available online. You must call the permits and licensing office and request one to be sent via email.

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person

Agency Fee:

$50 for the first licensee on record and $3/licensee after that

Required Attachments:
  • Bond
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Form:

Forms are not currently available online. You must call the permits and licensing office and request one to be sent via email.

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person

Agency Fee:

$50 for the first licensee on record and $3/licensee after that

Due:

Annually by date of issuance

Required Attachments:
  • Bond
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License, if applicable

Livingston Parish Contractor License

Agency:Livingston Parish Permit Department (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability Insurance (no minimum)

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Application and Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person

Agency Fee:

$200 license fee

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance
  • Occupational License (non-negotiable for Livingston Parish Residents)
  • Current State License for the applicable trades (electrical, mechanical/hvac, plumbing, and roofing)
  • Proof from Louisiana Secretary of State that your business is in good standing
  • If trade does not require a state license, a contractor must submit 3 notarized affidavits: 1 from a building supplier and 2 from licensed contractors in the applicable trade who are well-qualified to vouch for the quality of the contractor's work

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Application and Renewal

Filing Method:

Mail or in-person

Agency Fee:

$200 license renewal fee

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Required Attachments:

Updated copies of all documents required at time of initial application

Tangipahoa Parish Contractor Registration

Agency:Tangipahoa Parish - Permit Office (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General and Subcontractors must have Public Liability Insurance in amounts not less than:

  • $100,000 per person
  • $300,000 per accident
  • $100,000 property damage
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor/Subcontractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$100

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License, if applicable

Registration Renewal

Form:

There is no application to renew a contractor registration in Tangipahoa Parish. Mail or fax updated copies of the required documents and pay the annual fee to keep a registration current.

Filing Method:

Mail or fax

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • State License, if applicable

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
Exam Required?Not Set
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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Exam Required?Not Set
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 & Property Protection Employee License

Agency:Louisiana Department of Public Safety - Public Safety Services - Office of the State Fire Marshal
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Ownership Requirements:
  • Firms shall be responsible for mailing completed employee applications, along with the required attachments, photos, and fees to the address listed below, Attention: Special Services Division.
  • Owners/principals and employees must send in a fingerprint card,
    background check form and check in the amount of $39.25 made payable to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety for each background check. Also, employees that have been out of the industry for more than two (2) years or an employee adding a property protection endorsement for the first time must send in a fingerprint pack.
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • Qualifiers of all endorsement types must live within 150 miles of the firm that he/she qualifies.

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

City of Sulphur Contractor License

Agency:City of Sulphur License Department (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

Certificate of General Liability Insurance with a minimum coverage amount of $100,000 with the City of Sulphur as a certificate holder

Bond Requirements:

$15,000 surety bond made favorable to the City of Sulphur stating the trade classification in which you are operating

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:
  • $50 for all contractors except Journeyman
  • $5 for all Journeyman Contractors
Required Attachments:
  • Electricians must have a Louisiana Master Electrician License
  • Mechanical Contractors must have a Louisiana Mechanical License or City of Lake Charles License
  • Plumbing Contractors must have a Louisiana Plumbing License
  • City of Sulphur Occupational License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Surety Bond
  • Proof of State of Louisiana workman's compensation coverage for Home Improvement and Residential Contractors

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:
  • $50 for all contractors except Journeyman
  • $5 for all Journeyman Contractors
Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Electricians must have a Louisiana Master Electrician License
  • Mechanical Contractors must have a Louisiana Mechanical License or City of Lake Charles License
  • Plumbing Contractors must have a Louisiana Plumbing License
  • City of Sulphur Occupational License
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Surety Bond
  • Proof of State of Louisiana workman's compensation coverage for Home Improvement and Residential Contractors

City of Sulphur Non-Resident Contractors License

Agency:City of Sulphur License Department (LA)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:

General Liability Insurance in a minimum amount of $100,000. If the insurance company is out of state it must say the policy is good in the state of Louisiana. The sole certificate holder must be the City of Sulphur, P.O. Box 1309, Sulphur, LA 70664. For contractors doing work in the City of Sulphur, the minimum General Liability Insurance is $300,000.

Bond Requirements:

$15,000 surety bond made favorable to the City of Sulphur stating the trade classification in which you are operating

Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Non-Resident Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:
  • $50 for all contractors except Journeyman
  • $5 for all Journeyman Contractors
Required Attachments:
  • Electricians must have a Louisiana Master Electrician License
  • Mechanical Contractors must have a Louisiana Mechanical License
  • Plumbing Contractors must have a Louisiana Plumbing License
  • City of Sulphur Occupational License or Occupational License from jurisdiction where the business is located
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Surety Bond
  • Non-Resident Contractor Certificate of Registration from the Calcasieu Parish Tax Office
  • State of Lousiana Certificate of Good Standing or a certificate from the State Tax Office
  • Secretary of State "Authority to do business in Lousiana Certificate"

Registration Renewal

Form:

Non-resident Contractor Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:
  • $50 for all contractors except Journeyman
  • $5 for all Journeyman Contractors
Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Electricians must have a Louisiana Master Electrician License
  • Mechanical Contractors must have a Louisiana Mechanical License
  • Plumbing Contractors must have a Louisiana Plumbing License
  • City of Sulphur Occupational License or Occupational License from jurisdiction where the business is located
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • Surety Bond
  • Non-Resident Contractor Certificate of Registration from the Calcasieu Parish Tax Office
  • State of Lousiana Certificate of Good Standing or a certificate from the State Tax Office
  • Secretary of State "Authority to do business in Lousiana Certificate"

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