Louisiana Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Louisiana is controlled by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Louisiana

Specific requirements to perform electrician services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for an electrician license?

• Journeyman: Licensed at the state level; requires 8,000 of on-the-job experience and 1,000 classroom hours.

• Electrical Contractor License: Must be licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors if performing $50,000 or more worth of work. Applicants are evaluated based on experience, financial responsibility, technical qualification, and the results of a written exam. Separate burglar alarm and fire alarm contractor licenses required for those installing these systems.

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors

What are some training programs available for an electrician?

See schools and training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

License renews every year

What are fees associated with licensing?