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CLASSIFICATION LIST

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Last updated: November 22, 2023

 DEFINITIONS:
Major Classification A classification that allows you to bid or perform work, with some exceptions, on any of the subclassification/specialty type work listed under the respective major classification and/or any other work that might not be listed which is directly related to the major classification.
Major Classification examples: Residential Construction, Building Construction, Heavy Construction, or Electrical 
Subclassification A division under a major classification for which a contractor may be licensed for a specific trade.
Subclassification examples: Drywall, Roofing, or Industrial Piping
 Specialty Classification A classification which does not fall under a major classification in the Louisiana Contractors Licensing Law.  Specialty examples: Coverings and Linings, Water Well Drilling, or Leak Repairs 
Credential A classification that requires a certification or license from an outside agency or organization, and/or other documents.
  • Business and Law course is required for all licenses except the Home Improvement Registration.

  • There are no required exams for the Home Improvement Registration.

  • For a description of the classification, study reference list, exam and/or credential information, click on the “Bulletin” link next to the corresponding classification to view the Candidate Information Bulletin.

General Testing Information

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Please note that LSLBC does not sanction the effectiveness nor does the agency have any affiliation with any preparation courses that are being offered by outside sources for our exams. All reference materials suggested for study and review by the agency are listed on the Candidate Information Bulletin for each exam.


Commercial License Classifications Classification
Requirements
Candidate
Info Bulletin

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

the building, maintenance, repair, raising, leveling, development, or demolition of any and all structures as well as the landscaping, earthwork, parking areas, driveways, sidewalks, etc.

Subclassifications of Building Construction

Driveways, Parking Areas, Asphalt, and Concrete Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, maintenance, or repair of asphalt or concrete pavements. Includes sidewalks, parking areas, and driveways. Driveways, parking areas, asphalt, and concrete is a subclassification of Building construction and Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

Drywall Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of gypsum board products and their associated
finishes. It does not include installation of wood or metal studs and framing. Drywall is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Flooring and Decking Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of all types of stone, marble, granite, slate and resilient flooring and flooring systems (vinyl, bamboo, parquet, rubber, polyethylene, cork, linoleum, etc.), ceramic tile, terrazzo systems and slabs carpeting, and decking, poured and sealed concrete or epoxy flooring, as well as floor underlayments, etc. Does not include flooring materials used on walls and ceilings, etc. Flooring and decking is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Foundations for Buildings, Equipment, or Machinery Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of foundations for buildings, equipment or machinery including deep or shallow foundations and slabs. Allows a contractor to raise and level buildings and residential structures. Foundations for buildings, equipment or machinery is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Insulation for Cold Storage and Buildings Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of all types of
insulation for cold storage and buildings, including all types of insulation for this purpose, to include firestopping, fireproofing, metalizing, and foam systems. Insulation for cold storage and buildings is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Lathing, Plastering, and Stuccoing Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of all plastering or stucco including interior and exterior walls, swimming pools, etc. Lathing, plastering, and stuccoing is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Masonry, Brick, Stone Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of masonry structures, veneers, refractories, or manholes, including brick, firebrick, stone, concrete block, structural tile, glass block and all related accessories. Masonry, brick, stone is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Pile Driving Trade Exam Bulletin

the driving of structural and sheet piles for buildings, bridges, wharves, docks, cofferdams, caissons, seawalls, etc. Pile driving is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Pneumatic Tubes and Conveyors Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of pneumatic tube systems and other types of conveyor systems and related components. Pneumatic tubes and conveyors is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Rigging, House Moving, Wrecking, and Dismantling Trade Exam Bulletin

the rigging, hoisting, and general demolishing work of buildings, houses, bridges, and other structures. Allows a contractor to raise, level, and move buildings and residential structures. Rigging, house moving, wrecking, and dismantling is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of roof systems for buildings and structures. Includes roof decks, as well as waterproofing for associated parapet walls including flashings and other accessories. Also includes general sheet metal and all types of siding. Roofing and sheet metal, siding is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Steel Erection and Installation Trade Exam Bulletin

the fabrication, erection, welding, bolting, construction, or repair of structural steel, reinforcing steel, ornamental iron, reinforcing rods and wire mesh, metal buildings, metal framing, metal siding, metal roofing, and sheet metal structures. Includes such structures as metal building frames and steel structures for highway bridges, oil drilling rigs, towers, complete storage facilities, grain elevators, silos, warehouses, tanks, floating roofs and metal covers, canopies, etc. Does not include steel piping except the terminal piping connection to tanks. Includes all painting, coating, and blasting of such structures. Steel erection and installation is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Swimming Pools Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of all types of in ground swimming pools, whirlpools, water features and fountains and all associated components. Swimming pools is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Water Cooling Towers and Accessories Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of water-cooling towers and all related accessories. Water cooling towers and accessories is a subclassification of Building Construction.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Agriculture licensure and refers to landscaping, irrigation, and finish grading, both installation and maintenance, and the removal of tree and plant materials from curbside for all types of properties including highways, buildings, and industrial facilities. Does not include hardscaping. Landscaping, grading, and beautification is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; and Municipal and Public Works Construction.

HIGHWAY, STREET, AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

construction, maintenance, or repair of highways, streets, bridges, and all related work, including general earthwork and general paving such as sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots.

Subclassifications of HIGHWAY, STREET, AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

Culverts and Drainage Structures Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of culverts, wingwalls, catch basins, and other drainage structures. Culverts and drainage structures is a subclassification of Highway, Street, and Bridge construction.

Driveways, Parking Areas, Asphalt, and Concrete Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, maintenance, or repair of asphalt or concrete pavements. Includes sidewalks, parking areas, and driveways. Driveways, parking areas, asphalt, and concrete is a subclassification of Building construction and Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

Earthwork, Drainage, and Levees Trade Exam Bulletin

land clearing, grubbing, snagging, and draining. Also includes earthmoving, grading, digging, cutting, filling, backfilling, compaction, trenching, excavation, and spreading of soil materials. Also includes the construction of ditches, canals, ponds, and levees. May involve the installation of ditch linings, erosion control, wing walls, culverts, drains, and catch basins. Also involves ground freezing and the use of piezometers, sumps, and any other apparatus used in the removal or isolation of ground water. In addition, may involve the installation of various geotextile products for separation of water or soils. Earthwork, drainage and levees is a subclassification of Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Asphalt) Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of asphalt roads, streets, and highways. Permanent or paved highways and streets (Asphalt) is a subclassification of Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Concrete) Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of concrete pavements. Permanent or paved highways and streets (Concrete) is a subclassification of Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Agriculture licensure and refers to landscaping, irrigation, and finish grading, both installation and maintenance, and the removal of tree and plant materials from curbside for all types of properties including highways, buildings, and industrial facilities. Does not include hardscaping. Landscaping, grading, and beautification is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; and Municipal and Public Works Construction.

HEAVY CONSTRUCTION
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

construction activities related to industrial facilities, waterway and flood diversion projects, railroads, and oilfields.

Subclassifications of Heavy Construction

Dredging Trade Exam Bulletin

the dredging of waterways for navigation, erosion control, coastal restoration and associated sediment removal, disposal, and relocation. Also includes sludge removal from treatment ponds using dredging technologies. Dredging is a subclassification of Heavy Construction.

Electrical Transmission Lines Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of electrical transmission and distribution lines, poles, and towers for outside the plant. Also includes electrical power substations and all internal components, including transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers, switches, fuses, rigid, strain, and overhead bus structures, insulators, wave jumpers, wave traps, and related electrical transmission towers within or leading directly to the substation. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Electrical transmission lines is a subclassification of Electrical and Heavy Construction.

Foundations and Pile Driving Trade Exam Bulletin

the driving, casting, jetting, vibrating, or drilling of structural and sheet piles for buildings, bridges, wharves, docks, cofferdams, caissons, seawalls, etc., and to the construction, installation, or repair of the same. Includes augured pressure grouted piling, pressure grouting, preplaced aggregate concrete underlayment, slurry walls, slabs, foundation walls, tremies, and all other types of deep and shallow foundations. Allows a contractor to raise and level buildings and houses. Foundations and Pile Driving is a subclassification of Heavy Construction.

Industrial Pipe Work and Insulation Trade Exam Bulletin

the fabrication, installation, or repair of process piping systems, components and insulation related to industrial facilities, chemical industries, food and dairy industries, refineries, etc. Industrial pipe work and insulation is a subclassification of Mechanical and Heavy Construction.

Oil Field Construction Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of oil and gas drilling rigs, decks and associated equipment, earthwork, access roads, foundations, mat roads, monitoring wells, retention tanks and ponds, pipework, pits, and pumps. Also includes the drilling of oil and gas wells and fabrication of oil field equipment, as well as valves, fittings, “Christmas Trees” etc. to regulate the flow of gas or oil on a drilling rig, oil well servicing, workover, and plugging and abandoning wells. Does not include transmission pipelines beyond the drilling field. Oil field construction is a subclassification of Heavy Construction.

Railroads Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of railroad tracks, switches, accessories, and depots. Railroads is a subclassification of Heavy Construction.

Wharves, Docks, Harbor Improvements, and Terminals Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, maintenance or repair of shipyards, wharves, docks and related terminals, piers, waterfront pile driving and related equipment, dolphins, breakwaters, revetments, bulkheads, seawalls, retaining walls, cofferdams, caissons, underwater welding, marine diving and salvaging, underwater construction, and related dredging and draglines for harbors and other construction in navigable waterways. Wharves, docks, harbor improvements and terminals is a subclassification of Heavy Construction.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Agriculture licensure and refers to landscaping, irrigation, and finish grading, both installation and maintenance, and the removal of tree and plant materials from curbside for all types of properties including highways, buildings, and industrial facilities. Does not include hardscaping. Landscaping, grading, and beautification is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; and Municipal and Public Works Construction.

MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of the infrastructure of water, sewer, gas, and storm water treatment and/or distribution systems for municipalities. It also includes power plants, electrical transmission lines, and underground electrical conduit. This classification is limited to only these scopes of work as specified.

Subclassifications of Municipal and Public Works Construction Go to TOP

Pipe Work (water lines) Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of distribution mains and pump stations and related components for water utility systems. Pipe work (water lines) is a subclassification of municipal and public works construction.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Agriculture licensure and refers to landscaping, irrigation, and finish grading, both installation and maintenance, and the removal of tree and plant materials from curbside for all types of properties including highways, buildings, and industrial facilities. Does not include hardscaping. Landscaping, grading, and beautification is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; and Municipal and Public Works Construction.

ELECTRICAL
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, construction, alteration, improvement, movement, maintenance, repair, or demolition of wiring, cabling, fixtures, appliances, equipment, and/or hardware for the supply of electricity to any structure, building, or project provided the value exceeds $10,000. The installation of low voltage, including Cat 5, Cat 6, coaxial cables, etc., or fiber optic equipment and infrastructure requires Electrical if any portion of the work involves the installation of equipment, mounting hardware, wiring, etc. which penetrate walls, ceilings, floors, closed spaces, or the building envelope. Penetration of walls, floors, ceilings, closed spaces, or the building envelope includes creating new pathways through walls, floors, ceilings, etc., and running cables through existing pathways through walls, floors, ceilings, etc. Electrical is not required for the purchase or installation of non-attached equipment, which merely involves plugging equipment into an existing wall outlet.

Subclassifications of Electrical

Electrical Transmission Lines Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of electrical transmission and distribution lines, poles, and towers for outside the plant. Also includes electrical power substations and all internal components, including transformers, circuit breakers, reclosers, switches, fuses, rigid, strain, and overhead bus structures, insulators, wave jumpers, wave traps, and related electrical transmission towers within or leading directly to the substation. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Electrical transmission lines is a subclassification of Electrical and Heavy Construction.

Electrical Controls and Instrumentation and Calibration Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation or fabrication of controls for electrical work including instrumentation, HVAC controls, “Smart house” controls, security alarm panels, fire alarm panels, etc. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Electrical controls, instrumentation and calibration is a subclassification of Electrical.

Telecommunications, Low Voltage No Trade Exam Bulletin

all low voltage electrical applications. No examination or credential is required. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Telecommunications is a subclassification of Electrical.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

MECHANICAL
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including such components as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, hydronic and steam systems, pressure vessels, plumbing, gas piping, process piping, mechanical equipment, air and process heaters and seals, and air vacuums and filters. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. A mechanical contractor who performs plumbing work with a value over $10,000 must possess a master plumber license with the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.

Subclassifications of Mechanical

Heat, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Duct Work, and Refrigeration Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance or
repair of air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, coolers, freezers, and ice rinks. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Heat, air conditioning, ventilation, duct work and refrigeration is a subclassification of Mechanical.

Industrial Pipe Work and Insulation Trade Exam Bulletin

the fabrication, installation, or repair of process piping systems, components and insulation related to industrial facilities, chemical industries, food and dairy industries, refineries, etc. Industrial pipe work and insulation is a subclassification of Mechanical and Heavy Construction.

Plumbing Credential Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of potable and non-potable tap water and/or sewer water systems within a building structure or house. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Plumbing is also a subclassification of Mechanical.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

PLUMBING
[major classification]
Credential Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of potable and non-potable tap water and/or sewer water systems within a building structure or house. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000. Plumbing is also a subclassification of Mechanical.

Subclassifications of Plumbing

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
[major classification]
Trade Exam,
Credential
Bulletin

requires the proper credentialing from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for Asbestos, Lead, and Underground Storage Tanks and refers to the handling, treatment, abatement, cleanup and/or removal of hazardous and toxic materials and waste and other materials regulated by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality such as asbestos, lead, and underground storage tanks. A license is required when the value exceeds $1.

Subclassifications of Hazardous Materials

Asbestos Removal and Abatement Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality asbestos certification and refers to the abatement or removal of friable asbestos in buildings, houses, structures, pipes, etc. A license is required when the value exceeds $1. Asbestos removal and abatement is a subclassification of Hazardous Materials.

Hazardous Waste Treatment or Removal Trade Exam Bulletin

the cleanup, removal, and/or storage of materials defined by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality as hazardous or toxic. A license is required when the value exceeds $1. Hazardous waste treatment and removal is a subclassification of Hazardous Materials.

Lead Based Paint Abatement and Removal Credential Bulletin

requires an approval letter from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to perform either Commercial and Industrial Lead Removal or Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facility Lead Removal and refers to the removal or abatement of lead-based paint. A license is required when the value exceeds $1. Lead based paint abatement and removal is a subclassification of Hazardous Materials.

Underground Storage Tanks Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality certification and refers to the construction, maintenance, and repair of underground storage tanks as well as the backfill, connected piping, and other components. A license is required when the value exceeds $1. Underground storage tanks is a subclassification of Hazardous Materials.

Labor Only No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

SPECIALTIES

Limited Specialty Services No Trade Exam Bulletin

any scope of work that exceeds $50,000 not specifically defined under any other classification. No examination or credential is required.

Auger and Dry Conventional Boring Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction and installation of pipelines using pipe jacking, auger boring, slurry boring, pipe ramming, jet cutting, utility tunneling, slurry shield, micro tunneling, and/or soil compaction. Does not refer to the construction of pipelines using horizontal directional drilling, pipe bursting, slip lining, cured-in-place pipe, pigging, pipe cleaning and similar technologies.

Carpentry Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, maintenance, or repair of rough and finish carpentry and/or millwork.

Coastal Restoration and Habitat Enhancement Trade Exam Bulletin

the restoration and enhancement of wetland habitats and coasts, including the construction of terraces and sand fences, oyster reefs, revetments, break waters, jetties, and other features intended for this purpose and the related planting and seeding of grass and plants. Also includes relevant dredging and placement or disposal of dredged materials, the intent of which is to protect shores, restore and protect land, and to improve and restore ecosystems of coastal and inland waterways.

Concrete Construction Excluding Highways, Streets, and Bridges Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, maintenance, or repair of concrete parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, concrete foundations, concrete columns, beams, walls, floors, roofs, curtain walls, precast and prestressed concrete foundations, structures, slabs, tennis courts, etc. Includes forms, slipforms, reinforcing rods and wire mesh, and the use of technologies for grouting, guniting, shotcreting and pumping. Does not include concrete for highways, streets, or bridges.

Concrete Reinforcement and Post Tensioning Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, maintenance, or repair of rebar, wire mesh, reinforcing rods, dowels, pre- and post-tensioning systems, etc. for the reinforcement of concrete.

Curb, Gutter, Driveways, Sidewalks, Retaining Walls, Patios, Foundations Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of concrete curbs and gutters adjacent to pavements as well as driveways, sidewalks, patios, foundations. Also includes retaining walls of various types.

Glass, Glazing, Store Fronts, Metal Partitions, Panels and Siding Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of commercial store front systems, interior and exterior panels and partitions, glass and glazing, and doors. Also refers to prefabricated windows and wood, vinyl, aluminum, and other siding

Horizontal Directional Drilling Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of pipelines using trenchless technologies including horizontal directional drilling, hydro vacuum excavation, air vacuum excavation, or road boring technologies. Includes technologies which pull the pipe through. Does not include the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of pipelines using jack and bore technologies (dry, wet, or slurry), micro tunneling, pipe bursting, slip lining, cured-in-place pipe, pigging, pipe cleaning and similar technologies.

Industrial Cleaning and Material/Waste Handling Trade Exam Bulletin

the cleaning and maintenance of tanks, pipelines, buildings, equipment, catalysts, etc. using hydro blasting, vacuum and material pumping services, chemical cleaning, pigging, etc. Includes nonhazardous waste treatment or removal as well as the removal of construction and storm debris and waste. Also includes construction of non-hazardous landfills.

Insulation Trade Exam Bulletin

the installation, maintenance, or repair of insulation used for industrial, commercial, and residential structures, piping, and equipment.

Painting, Coating, and Blasting Trade Exam Bulletin

the painting of immovable property as well as coatings and linings of various types.

Solar Energy Equipment Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, or repair of solar photovoltaic and/or thermal systems to produce electricity or heating for houses, buildings, swimming pools, plumbing systems, etc. Must hold one or more of the following classification(s): Building Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, or Residential Construction. A license is required when the value exceeds $10,000.

Tower Construction Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, erection, or repair of towers of various types including fire towers, water towers, and telecommunications towers. Includes access road, instrumentation shed, fencing, foundation, antennas, structural steel, etc. and all activities related to tower construction.

Water Well Drilling Credential Bulletin

requires Louisiana Department of Natural Resources licensure and refers to the drilling of water wells for potable water systems and other water needs.

Labor No Trade Exam Bulletin

the furnishing of the supply of labor only for the use of a contractor or subcontractor. Does not include contracts for supply of materials nor responsibility for the supervision of a project. This classification is for companies that provide labor only for contractors, when the scope of work, including labor and materials, exceeds $50,000 (or $10,000 for Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing work, or $1 for Hazardous Materials work). No examination or credential is required. Labor Only is a subclassification of Building Construction; Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction; Heavy Construction; Municipal and Public Works Construction; Electrical, Plumbing; Mechanical; and Hazardous Materials.

Residential License Classifications Classification
Requirements
Candidate
Info Bulletin

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RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
[major classification]
Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction of a residential structure as defined in 37:2150.1(16), when the cost of the undertaking exceeds $75,000. Residential construction also refers to home improvement contracting as provided for in 37:2150.1(8) when the cost of the undertaking exceeds $75,000 dollars. It shall not include the manufactured housing industry or those persons engaged in building residential structures that are mounted on metal chassis and wheels.

Subclassifications of Residential Construction

Residential Swimming Pools Trade Exam Bulletin

the construction, installation, maintenance, or repair of swimming pools, whirlpools, hot tubs, and all related accessories for residential structures. A license is required when the value exceeds $7,500. Residential swimming pools is a subclassification of Residential Construction.

Mold Remediation Classification Classification
Requirements
Candidate
Info Bulletin

MOLD REMEDIATION
[major classification]
Credential Bulletin

requires twenty-four hours of board approved training in mold remediation and assessment and refers to removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventative measures, of mold contaminated materials not purposely grown at that location. A license is required when the value exceeds $7,500.

Home Improvement Classification Classification
Requirements
Candidate
Info Bulletin

Home Improvement No Trade Exam N/A

the reconstruction, alteration, renovation, repair, modernization, conversion, improvement, removal, demolition, or the construction of an addition to any pre-existing building which is used or designed to be used as a residence or dwelling unit or to any structure which is adjacent to such residence or building. No examination or credential is required. A license is required when the value exceeds $7,500. Home improvement is limited to a value of $75,000.

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