Louisiana Contractor Continuing Education
We are an approved continuing education provider with the Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors. You can find us on the Louisiana approved Continuing Ed Providers list as '@ 1st Attempt (At Your Pace Online)'.
Complete your continuing education to renew your Louisiana contractor license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your course, we'll provide you with an official certificate of completion to save for your records.
Louisiana 6 Hour: Getting the Roof Over Your Head
This is a 6 hour continuing education course for contractors in Louisiana.
This course addresses the following topics:
- Masonry techniques
- Roof maintenance and repair
Louisiana 6 Hour: Marketing Bidding and Keeping Your Company Safe
This 6 hour course for contractors in Louisiana will provide continuing education on business management related topics.
The following topics are covered in this course:
- Digital marketing
- Job Costing
- Risk Management
Louisiana 6 Hour: Safety Professionalism and Business Concepts
This course on job safety, professionalism, and business management provides contractors in Louisiana with 6 hours of continuing education content.
The following topics are covered in this class:
- Construction safety
- Workers compensation
CE Requirements to Renew a LA Residential Building Contractor License
The Louisiana contractor license renewal process can feel a little complicated. Some licensees need CE, while others don’t. And you can even pick your renewal date, making things more complex.
If you want to know all the ins and outs of maintaining your Louisiana residential contractor license — including when continuing education is required — here are your answers.
When to renew a Louisiana residential contractor license
When you first get your license, it’s valid for one year. The first time you renew — and every time after that — you have the option to renew for either a one, two, or three-year period. Choosing a longer renewal period will make less work for you overall, but you’ll still need to take CE annually (more on that in a minute). Whichever renewal term you choose, keep an eye on your expiration date to make sure you renew before then.
How to renew your residential license
You should get a renewal notice in your email inbox or through the mail 60 days before your residential license is set to expire. If you don’t renew at that point, the state will send you another notice 15 days before expiration.
Don’t wait for an email or piece of mail, though. Even if you don’t get the renewal notice, the burden still falls on you to renew before your expiration date.
In order to renew, you need to:
- Keep your address current. If you didn’t get a renewal notice, outdated info could be to blame. The state requires you to keep current contact info on file with them, so if you’ve moved or changed email addresses, update your information here.
- Meet the insurance requirements. You need to maintain the same level of general liability and workers’ comp insurance that was required for you to initially get your license. To show the state you’re still properly insured, you can email your insurance certificates to email@example.com.
- Maintain your qualifying party. This is the person who passed the contractor exam (it could be you). You need to have a qualifying party, i.e., someone who has passed the relevant exams, for all of your license classifications.
- Complete CE annually. Most residential building contractors need six hours of continuing education each year. Note: this is an annual requirement. So even if you opted for a two or three-year renewal cycle, you’re still required to take six hours of CE before each year ends.
You probably noticed that we said most contractors need CE. The exception here is for contractors with major classifications in:
- Building construction
- Highway, street, and bridge construction
- Heavy construction
- Municipal and public works construction
With any of those major classifications, your CE requirement is automatically met. In other words, you don’t need to take any CE.
If you don’t meet the requirements for that exception, make sure you stay on top of your CE or your license could get suspended or revoked. Fortunately, you can take your six hours online and on-demand with us to easily knock them out.
Once you finish your CE, keep your certificate of completion. The state requires that you hang onto it for five years.
When you’ve met the requirements we just outlined, you can renew your Louisiana residential contractor license in the state’s online portal.