Louisiana General Contractor Commercial (Nascla)

Louisiana General Contractor Commercial NASCLA

Louisiana Business Law and Project Management Exam (News Update)

The Louisiana Business Law and Project Management is now a 1 hour course that must be taken through the state. The book needed to complete the course is the Louisiana Business Law and Project Management 12th edition. To view more information View Here

State Requirements and Application

Test Information


Permitted Work

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State Requirements & Application

Requirements: The LSLBC regulates commercial, industrial and residential contractors who bid or perform construction projects with a value of:

* $50,000 or more for commercial and industrial construction

* In excess of $75,000 for residential construction

* In excess of $10,000 for mechanical, electrical or plumbing

* Exceeding $7,500 but not in excess of $75,000 for home improvement

* $1 or more for mold remediation

* You must have financial statement with a minimum net worth of $10,000 or a $10,000 Bank line of credit or $10,000 Surety Bond

* No Insurance Required for Commercial Applications

* The NASCLA exam can be used for residential or commercial in LA (Residential Contractors Must be Written with 2 or more Homes.)

* No Experience Requirements for the Commercial Applicant

Board Contact Information:
Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC)
2525 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 765-2301

Louisiana State License Board/

Frequently Asked Questions: Louisiana Contractors FAQ

Fees: The application fee for a new prime contractor license is $100 - $400 depending on the number of classifications. Refer to the fee schedule for more information. Louisiana Application Fees
To obtain a license application and other forms for Louisiana go to Application


Test Information

Test Information This test covers information in the 12 subject areas below. The questions are created from content in the 21 book set shown below the following chart.
Candidate Information Bulletin: Click here to download the bulletin.

Exam Information
Exam Fee $106
Number of Questions 115
Passing Score 70% or 81 Questions
Time Limit 300 Minutes

Subject Area Number of Questions
General Requirements 25
Site Construction
Concrete 6
Metals 6
Wood 5
Thermal and Moisture Protection 5
Doors, Windows, and Glazing 4
Finishes 5
Mechanical and Plumbing Systems 6
Electrical Systems 3
Procurement and Contracting Requirements 31



The NASCLA exam serves as your trades exam in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia.


Permitted Work

With this license you may bid on and build all types of buildings in LA. Commercial work permitted. The NASCLA exam will net you the Commercial Builders License in Louisiana which allows you to do residential if the contract is for more than two houses:

"From LA Code: §2150.1. Definitions As used in this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall be defined as follows: (1) "Board" means the State Licensing Board for Contractors. (2) "Commercial purposes" means any construction project other than residential homes, a single residential duplex, a single residential triplex, or a single residential fourplex. A construction project consisting of residential homes where the contractor has a single contract for the construction of more than two homes within the same subdivision shall be deemed a commercial undertaking."