• 600 North Street, Baton Rouge, 70802
  • (225) 765-2301
  • Text-To-Verify: 1 (855) 999-7896
  1. What does this license cover?

    • The construction of a building or structure, to be used as a residence, with no more than four incorporated or attached dwelling units, where the cost of labor and materials will exceed $75,000; which is not more than three floors in height.
    • Persons holding a residential building contractor license may provide a bid, provide pricing, or enter into a contract to construct a residential swimming pool but cannot perform the swimming pool construction work for a residential swimming pool until first obtaining a license from the board for the residential specialty classification called Residential Swimming Pools.
    • Home improvement projects.

  2. What are the requirements for licensure?

    • The contractor must:
      • Complete the Residential Application. Additional information/documents may be requested within the application. See link below to download application.
      • Provide a financial statement affidavit showing a minimum of $10,000 net worth (must be current within 12 months of application).
      • Pass the required examinations. After the application is submitted, the Qualifying Party will receive testing information. See link below for classification list and additional examination information.
        • Must take Business & Law course
        • Must take trade exam, if applicable
      • After the application is submitted, provide proof of general liability insurance with a minimum amount of $100,000 and proof of workers’ compensation coverage. Insurance certificate(s) should be emailed directly from the insurance agent to [email protected]. See link below for specific insurance information.
      • Be approved by the Board before issuance of the license.
    • For information regarding Reciprocity see link below.
  1. What must I do to maintain the license once it is issued?

    • Once the license is issued the initial license certificate will be valid for one year, then you may renew your license for a one, two, or three year period.
      • A Renewal notice will be emailed or mailed to the address on record approximately 60 days prior to the expiration, 15 days prior to expiration and upon expiration of the license.
      • You must provide proof of general liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage upon renewal of the license.
        • Insurance certificate(s) should be emailed directly from the insurance agent to [email protected].
        • Note: Failure to submit these documents can delay the renewal of the license.
    • You must maintain continuous insurance coverage while holding an active license with this board.
    • You must maintain a current address with this Board.
    • You must maintain a Qualifying Party for all classifications listed on your license.
    • If you are a residential building contractor, you are required to complete a minimum of six hours of continuing education annually by a board approved provider.
      • The contractor will maintain their education certificates for a five-year period and provide copies to this office if requested.
      • Click here for exceptions to the continuing education requirement.



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