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The statutes of the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) provide for four basic license types.


A Commercial license is required for:

  1. Commercial projects with a value of $50,000 or more (including labor and materials) when the property is to be used for commercial purposes.  Commercial purpose is any construction project except residential structures with no more than four incorporated or attached dwelling units.
  2. Subcontractors/Specialty Trades for commercial projects with a value of $50,000 or more.
  3. Electrical/Mechanical/Plumbing projects exceeding $10,000 including labor and materials.
  4. Asbestos, Hazardous Waste, Lead Based Paint Abatement/Removal, and Underground Storage Tanks projects with a value of $1 or more.


A Residential license is required for:

  1. Residential Construction exceeding $75,000 (including labor and materials) of any residential structure. Residential structure is defined as a building or structure that is used primarily for occupancy by a person as a residence. Such structures or buildings include but are not limited to single family dwellings, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes which are not more than three floors in height and structures that are part of or adjacent to the building or structures to be used as a residence.
  2. Home Improvements projects on existing residential structures exceeding $75,000.
  3. A licensed Residential Construction contractor may bid on or contract to build or repair residential swimming pools but must use a subcontractor holding a license with the Residential Swimming Pools classification if they do not hold this classification. This is required for residential swimming pools projects where the cost of labor and materials exceeds $7,500.

Home Improvement

A registration is required for home improvement projects on existing residential structures with a value exceeding $7,500 but not in excess of $75,000.  This registration does not cover swimming pools.

Mold Remediation

A Mold Remediation license is required for remediation projects with a value of $7,500 or more. To obtain a mold license, the qualifying party must have twenty-four hours of training in mold remediation and basic mold assessment. A list of the approved Mold Remediation Training Providers and the courses they offer is available at http://www.lslbc.louisiana.gov/mold-remediation-training-providers/.


For a complete list of all classifications, subclassifications, and specialty licenses offered by the LSLBC,  click on this link: Examinations/Classifications List

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