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ContractorWith over 17 years of experience in trade licensing, Contractor School Online (CSO) is your primary resource to help you pass your State Contractor License Exam! We offer online practice tests, study materials, books and more.

To become a certified contractor in Louisiana, you must pass a Business, Law and Management exam. Depending on the trade you are interested in, you may also be required to pass a trade exam as well. Please use our Information Request Form to find out more.

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with their professional consultants and provide study materials, also practice tests for the Business, Law, Management and your trade if available. If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

CSO Business, Law and Management Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual.

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Louisiana State

Contractor License Classifications, Exams and Summary

The Board issues commercial, residential, home improvement and mold remediation licenses. These are the classifications of licenses:

Building Construction

  • acoustical treatments
  • air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, duct work
  • electrical construction of structures
  • fire sprinklers
  • foundation for building, equipment, machinery
  • incinerator construction
  • installation of equipment, machinery, engines
  • installation of pneumatic tubes, conveyors
  • insulation for cold storage and buildings
  • insulation for pipes and boilers
  • landscaping, grading, beautification
  • lathing, plastering, stuccoing
  • masonry, brick stone
  • ornamental iron, structural steel erection, steel buildings
  • painting, interior decorating, carpeting
  • pile driving
  • plumbing
  • residential construction
  • rigging, house moving, dismantling and wrecking
  • roof decks
  • roofing and sheet metal, siding
  • sheet metal duct work
  • steam and hot water heating in buildings or plants
  • stone, granite, slate, resilient floor installations, carpeting
  • swimming pools
  • tile, terrazzo and marble
  • water cooling towers and accessories
  • dry walls
  • driveways, parking areas, etc., asphalt and/or concrete exclusive of highway and street work
  • fencing

Heavy Construction

  • clearing, grubbing, snagging
  • dams, reservoirs, flood control work (not levees)
  • dredging
  • electrical transmission lines
  • foundations, pile driving
  • industrial piping
  • industrial plants
  • industrial ventilation
  • oil field construction
  • oil refineries railroads
  • transmission pipeline construction
  • tunnels
  • wharves, docks, harbor improvements, terminals
  • landscaping, grading, beautification
  • fencing

Highway, Street, Bridge Construction

  • driveways,
  • parking areas, asphalt, concrete highway, street subsurface
  • permanent or paved highways, streets (asphalt hot and cold plant mix)
  • permanent or paved highways, streets (asphalt surface treatment)
  • permanent or paved highways, streets (concrete)
  • permanent or paved highways, streets (soil cement)
  • secondary roads
  • undersealing, leveling roads
  • earthwork, drainage, levees
  • clearing, grubbing, snagging
  • culverts, drainage structures
  • concrete bridges, over and under passes
  • steel bridges, over and under passes
  • wood bridges, over and under passes
  • landscaping, grading, beautification
  • highway and street sub-surface drainage and sewer work
  • fencing

Municipal, Public Works Construction

  • filter plants, water purification
  • gas pipe work
  • sewer pipe work
  • storm drain pipe work
  • water line pipe work
  • power plants
  • sewer plants, sewer disposal
  • underground electrical conduit installation
  • landscaping, grading, beautification
  • fencing

Electrical Work

  • electrical transmission lines
  • electrical work for structures
  • underground electrical conduit installation
  • electrical controls

Mechanical Work

  • HVAC work and refrigeration
  • industrial pipe work, insulation
  • plumbing
  • mechanical controls

Hazardous Materials

  • asbestos removal, abatement
  • hazardous materials cleanup, removal
  • hazardous materials site remediation

Plumbing

  • potable, nonpotable water systems
  • sanitary, nonsanitary waster, sewerage construction

Specialty

Residential Construction

  • rigging, house moving, wrecking, dismantling
  • roof decks
  • roofing and sheet metal, siding
  • sheet metal duct work
  • steam and hot water heating in buildings or plants
  • stone, granite, slate, resilient floor installation, carpeting
  • swimming pools
  • tile, terrazzo, marble
  • water cooling towers and accessories
  • dry walls
  • driveways, parking areas, asphalt, concrete (not on highway and streets)
  • fencing

Louisiana Business, Law and Management

Contractor School Online (CSO) offers the Practice Business and Law Online examination. Your trade practice test may be available to help prepare you for the LA State Contractor Examination. Candidates shall be required to take and pass the Business, Law and Management test of the board’s examination and the trade test.

The examination is based on practical knowledge of work performed in the field. For candidates who will be taking the Board examination and might feel they may have areas of weakness in their trade, the following books may be useful as study guides in your trade.

All Candidates must have the correct year and author’s, CD’s etc. reference materials that will be useful as study guides.

Please note: Inventory Pricing - Contractors State Bonding and Subjects may change without notice.

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with reference study guides and take our Business, Law and Management Practice Test. Scroll-up the page and you’ll see in the second paragraph the live link for the practice test.

The Board has formal written reciprocal agreements with the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Utah. The Business, Law and Management examination cannot be waived for out-of-state contractors. There is a 60-day waiting period for out-of-state contractors. The contractor must hold a current license for the last three consecutive year period from the current application date in a comparable classification within the state from which he is domiciled. The applicant must have the contractor's licensing board of the state in which he or she is licensed complete a license verification form provided by the board.

Louisiana Residential Contractor


All individuals bidding or performing work on a residential project where the cost of which equals $50,000.00 or more must be licensed under the classification "Residential Construction". It shall not include individuals who build no more than one residence for their own use per year.

Scope of Work Covered:  A Residential contractor is one who constructs a fixed building or structure for sale for use by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds $50,000. This license allows new construction, remodeling and repair of residential structures no more than three stories in height. It shall not include the manufactured housing industry or those persons engaged in building residential structures that are mounted on metal chassis and wheels. The only time that the construction of a duplex, tri-plex, or four-plex is covered is when it is a single contract for one unit. To build multiple units, apartment buildings, or subdivisions you need to have a Building Contractor License. It is not needed for individuals who build no more than one residence for their own use per year.

Business, Law and Management:  The Louisiana Business, Law and Management examination is required in addition to the trade exam for licensure as a Residential contractor. CSO Practice Tests for the Business, Law and Management and your trade if available. If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

CSO Business, Law and Management Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual.

State Contractors - Business – Law - Management

Contractor School Online Business, Law and Management Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual

Please note: Inventory Pricing - Contractors State Bonding and Subjects may change without notice.

 The examination is based on practical knowledge of work performed in the field.  For candidates who will be taking the Board examination and might feel they may have areas of weakness in their trade, the following books may be useful as study guides in your trade.

Experience Requirements:  There are no specific experience requirements in Louisiana.
Exam Details:  Exams are administered by the state licensing board. Exams are given at least 3 days a week. A candidate may request three dates upon which he or she will be available to take the examination. An attempt will be made to accommodate the candidate. New applicants for licensure will be given priority in scheduling. The Residential test has 80 multiple-choice questions and the Business, Law and Management Exam has 80 multiple-choice questions. There is a time limit of 3 ½- 4 hours for both exams. They are CLOSED BOOK tests. If you fail to appear for your exam on the assigned date, you will be required to submit a written application to reschedule and pay a $100 forfeit fee before you are assigned a new date.

Exam Content:  Rough Carpentry Interior, Exterior, Finish Concrete, Rebar Associated Trades, Excavation, Site Work, Roofing, Masonry, Plans and Specifications.

Louisiana Electrical Contractor and the Business Law Exams

Louisiana Electrical Contractor means any person who undertakes to, attempts to, or submits a price or bid or offers to construct, supervise, superintend, oversee, direct, or in any manner assume charge of the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or furnishing labor together with material and equipment, or installing the same for the wiring, fixtures, or appliances for the supply of electricity to any residential, commercial, or other project, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds the sum of ten thousand dollars.

Electrical Contractor License Board Exams includes the Business Law Exam that is also required. Contractor School Online or the Board will assist you with approved references for the Louisiana Electrical Contractor exam and Business Law exam. The holder of an Electrical Contractor license may own and operate a business engaged in the installation of electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways and conduits.

Business, Law and Management:  All trades of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license.

The classification of Electrical Contractor includes the work of the following sub-classifications and/or specialty:

1. Electrical transmission lines.
2. Electrical work for structures.
3. Underground electrical conduit installation.
4. Electrical controls
5. Electrical or mechanical work.

Any person, firm, partnership, co-partnership, association, corporation, or other organization bidding on or performing a job in the amount of $50,000 or more, the majority of which job is classified as V. Electrical Work or Vl. Mechanical Work, the licensee shall hold the major classification or subdivision thereunder of electrical work or mechanical work as the case may be.

1. On all jobs involving mechanical or electrical work the board shall consider the monetary value of the electrical or mechanical material and/or equipment furnished by the owner or builder, if any, in determining the amount of electrical or mechanical work involved.

2. The board takes cognizance of all local ordinances and codes regulating the licensing of electrical and mechanical contractors. All persons who desire to become licensed as an electrical contractor shall make application to the board on a form adopted by the board and shall state the classification of work the applicant desires to perform from a list of major classifications. The Sate Business, Law and Management examination is required for licensure as an electrical contractor in the State of Louisiana. The Candidate must take and pass Business, Law and Management examination prior to being issued a license.  

Board Examination Information:  The examination consists of 80 questions. You will be allowed four (4) hours to complete the examination. This is an OPEN BOOK exam.

Electrical Board Exam Content:  Electrical Calculations, Grounding and Bonding, State and National and Accepted Standards, Recognizing Non-Compliant Code Items, Installation Safety, End-User Safety, Temporary Service, Temporary Power, Emerging Technologies, Diagrams and Schematics, Class 3 Wiring, Fire and Smoke Blocking Systems.

Business, Law and Management Exam Content:  Federal, State and Local Safety Regulations, Estimating and Bidding, Scheduling Inspections, Project Management, Special Inspections, Communication, Leadership and Supervision. 

Louisiana Driver's Guide Classes D and E

Current Fundamentals, Alternating Fundamentals, Electric Motor Control and Business, Law Board Exams are given three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday. If you fail to appear for your exam on the assigned date, you will be required to submit a written application to reschedule and pay a $100 forfeit fee before you are assigned a new date.
Contractors domiciled outside the State of Louisiana making applications for a contractor's license are required to pass the Business, Law and Management examination.

On average, it takes 4 to 6 weeks for an in-state license to be issued and 9 to 10 weeks for an out-of-state license to be issued.
The Board has formal written reciprocal agreements with the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Utah as well as the North Carolina. The Business, Law and Management examination cannot be waived for out-of-state contractors. However, reciprocity is not automatic, applications will be considered individually. There is a 60-day waiting period for out-of-state contractors.

Out of state contractors will still be required to pass the Business, Law and Management exam.  The contractor must hold a current license for the last three consecutive year period from the current application date in a comparable classification within the state from which he is domiciled.

HVAC/Mechanical Contractor

A Mechanical Contractor is someone who in any manner assumes charge of the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or furnishing labor, or furnishing labor together with material and equipment, or installing the same for the construction, installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating systems, and plumbing for all residential, commercial, and industrial applications as well as ventilation systems, mechanical work controls, boilers and other pressure vessels, steam and hot water systems and piping, gas piping and fuel storage, and chilled water and condensing water systems and piping; it includes, but is not limited to any type of industrial process piping and related valves, fittings, and components, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds the sum of ten thousand dollars.

A Mechanical Contractor is someone who in any manner assumes charge of the construction, alteration, repair, improvement, movement, demolition, putting up, tearing down, or furnishing labor, or furnishing labor together with material and equipment, or installing the same for the construction, installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating systems, and plumbing for all residential, commercial, and industrial applications as well as ventilation systems, mechanical work controls, boilers and other pressure vessels, steam and hot water systems and piping, gas piping and fuel storage, and chilled water and condensing water systems and piping; it includes but is not limited to any type of industrial process piping and related valves, fittings, and components, when the cost of the undertaking exceeds the sum of ten thousand dollars. .

Candidate is required to take both the Business Law Exam and the Mechanical Exam to become licensed.

The Board exam is 80 questions multiple choices. There is a 4-hour time limit to complete the examinations includes the Business Law exam. Exam content includes warm air heating; air conditioning; ventilation; ducts, flues, and vents; gas piping and fuel storage; sizing and estimating; controls; tests and inspections; steam, hot, chilled and condensing water.

Louisiana State, has limited reciprocity agreements for some licenses with Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah.

Plumbing

A Master Plumber is unrestricted as to the size and scope of the job except for Medical Gas and Water Supply Protection Specialist. Master Plumbers can bid on jobs, advertise and pull all necessary permits.

A Journeyman Plumber is permitted to do repair work only.

Requirements

  • Pre-Approval from the state is required.
  • Individuals must hold a Journeyman Plumber license before eligible to sit for the Master Plumber exam.
  • To qualify for the Journeyman Plumber classification, the applicant must have at least five years or 8,000 hours of full-time experience in the plumbing trade. The application is required to be signed by three (3) currently licensed Journeyman or Master Plumbers who can attest to the experience.
  • To qualify for the Master Plumber classification, the applicant must hold a current Journeyman Plumber License or a current restricted Master Plumber License or a LA Professional Engineers License with 5 years’ experience in the plumbing trade.

No Reciprocity

Louisiana has no reciprocity with any other state for Plumbing classifications.

 Continuing Education

Journeyman Plumbers are required to complete 4 hours of Louisiana State Approved Continuing Education prior to renewal.
Master Plumbers are required to complete 6 hours of Louisiana State Approved Continuing Education prior to renewal.
Journeyman Plumbers are required to complete 4 hours of Louisiana State Approved Continuing Education prior to renewal.
Master Plumbers are required to complete 6 hours of Louisiana State Approved Continuing Education prior to renewal.

Board Exam

The exam has 80 questions, is multiple choices, and a time limit of 180 minutes.  A 70% is required to pass.

Topics on the exam include administrative licensing, permits and inspections, general knowledge and regulations, water heaters, fixtures, drainages systems, cleanouts, vents and venting, traps and interceptors, materials and hangers, Isometric Analysis, piping, valves and more.

  • The exam has 3 parts, is multiple choices and timed, and requires a 70% to pass.
    Part 1 consists of 80 questions pertaining to General Plumbing Knowledge.
    Part 2 consists of 25 questions pertaining to Practical Plumbing Knowledge.
    Part 3 consists of 40 questions pertaining to Business, Law and Management Knowledge.

Topics on the exam include drainage systems and sewers, water supply and backflow prevention, general code, materials and installation practices, excavation, fixtures and trim, inspection and testing, safety, terminology, plans and specifications, Isometric and plan drawings, layout project management, risk and financial management, planning, organization and licensing, labor laws, tax laws and more.

Louisiana Concrete Construction for Buildings

All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The 7-88 Concrete Construction for Buildings is 50 questions, multiple choices, which is a CLOSED BOOK exam.

Business, Law and Management:  All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The 7-88 Concrete Construction for Buildings is 50 questions, multiple choices, which is CLOSED BOOK exam.

Louisiana State has a reciprocity agreement with South Carolina for this license.

Louisiana Industrial Plants

The classification of Industrial Plants includes all work involved in the construction of industrial plants (excluding office buildings). The test is a CLOSED BOOK examination and consists of 100 questions multiple choices, including questions on piping, pile driving and earthwork, rigging, concrete, steel construction and other areas relevant to the construction of Industrial Plants.

 Business, Law and Management: All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license.  

Louisiana Insulation (Commercial & Industrial)

All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The examination for Louisiana Insulation (Commercial and Industrial) License has 50 questions, is multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination that covers all aspects of insulation relating to construction.

Business, Law and Management:  All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The examination the Louisiana Insulation (Commercial and Industrial) License is a 50 question, multiple-choice, CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of insulation relating to construction.

Louisiana Municipal & Public Works Construction

The classification of Municipal and Public Works Construction includes the work of the following sub-classifications: Filter plants and water purification; pipe work (gas lines); pipe work (sewer); pipe work (storm drains); pipe work (water lines); power plants; sewer plants or sewer disposal; underground electrical conduit installation; landscaping, grading and beautification and fencing.

Business, Law and Management:  All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The examination is made up of 80 questions multiple-choice questions which are equally weighted. You will have four hours to complete this examination and is a CLOSED BOOK exam.    

Louisiana Painting & Coating (Commercial & Industrial)

The examination for the Louisiana Painting and Coating, Commercial and Industrial License is a 50 question, multiple choices CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of painting and coating relating to construction.

Business, Law and Management:  All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license. The examination for the Louisiana Painting and Coating, Commercial and Industrial License is a 50 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of painting and coating relating to construction.   

Louisiana Roofing & Sheet Metal, Siding

Louisiana Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding License Examination. The examination for the Louisiana Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding License consists of 50 questions multiple choices, covering the various types of roofing application.

The Board examination for the Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding License consists of 50 questions multiple choices covering the various types of roofing application.

Business, Law and Management:  All types of contractors are required to pass both the Business Law Exam and the trade exam to obtain a license.

Louisiana General Contractor Continuing Education

The term of a Building Construction Contractor license shall be one year. All licenses and renewals shall expire December 31st of the year in which they are issued.* Applicant must show 4 hours of continuing education in order to renew this license. *The license is an annual license and becomes invalid on that date unless renewed; however, after a license has expired, the person to whom such license was issued shall have until the second Tuesday of January next following the expiration date, to file an application for the renewal of such license without the payment of a penalty and without further examination, and any person who makes an application for renewal of a license after the second Tuesday of January next following the expiration date of the license may, at the discretion of the subcommittee, have his license renewed after paying the required fee.  

Louisiana Streets & Highways 

7-5 and 7-7 Driveways and Parking Areas Asphalt and/or Concrete
 

The examination for Driveways and Parking Areas Asphalt and/or Concrete is a 50 question, multiple choices which is CLOSED BOOK.  Below is a sample of the many good books available on the subject.  These or similar references may be useful in studying for the examination.  However, they may not contain all of the information needed to pass the exam or to be competent in this trade.  These or similar references may possibly also be available by ordering through your local bookstore or directly from the publisher.  Note: It is not expected that an examinee must read all of the below materials in order to pass this exam; this is simply a list of some materials which may currently be available. 

Asphalt Paving Manual
Concrete Manual
Moving the Earth
Residential Concrete
Successful Parking Lot Striping: A Contractor's Guide 

7-10 DRYWALL

The examination for drywall is a 40 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination.  The following references should be helpful in  preparing for the drywall examination.  This is just a few samples of the many good books available on the subject.  These are not the only references available, and may not contain all of the necessary information to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. 
 

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with reference study guides and take our Business, Law and Management Practice Test.  Scroll-up the page and you’ll see in the second paragraph the live link for the practice test.  
 

Drywall Construction
Drywall Installation and Finishing
Gypsum Construction

Earthwork, Drainage and Levees

The examination for 7-11 Earthwork, Drainage and Levees is a 35 question multiple choice CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of earthwork, drainage and levees.  The examination is based on practical knowledge of work performed in the field.  For Candidates who will be taking the Board examination and who feel they may have areas of weakness in their trade, the following book may be useful as study guide.
 

Workbook of Excavatio   

Electrical Work (Statewide)

Contractors applying for the classification of Electrical Work (Statewide) must pass the Board’s examination for Electrical Work. Following is a list of the subject areas along with the approximate percentages of questions allotted to each subject on the test:  

  % of Exam
Code and Craft 79
                                                                                                                         

Perform electrical calculations (e.g., branch circuits, feeders, services), including but not limited to code calculations 15

Implement grounding and bonding per code in order to assure safety in the installation 11

Install and/or monitor electrical systems in accordance with state and national codes and industry-accepted standards
(e.g., American Electricians Handbook, NEC, NEMA, NEIS, IEEE, any recognized testing laboratory)   11

Recognize non-compliant code items in electrical designs and/or installations (e.g., conduit and conductor size, wiring  diagrams, transformer sizes, panel board sizes)

Recognize and comply with system safety requirements impacting installation (e.g., clearance requirements, arcflash
[OSHA] and blast, LO/TO [Lock out/tag out])   5

Recognize and comply with system safety requirements designed to protect end user 7

Install temporary service (e.g., carnivals, festivals, fairs)   3

Install temporary power (for construction purposes, special occupancy) 4                       

Install and maintain Class 3 wiring systems 4

Install and maintain systems for emerging technologies (e.g., solar systems, fuel cells/electrical vehicles, wind generators) 4

Interpret diagrams and schematics    7                                                                                                                                

Install systems so as to prevent the spread of flame or smoke  3

Electrical Contracting Business 21

Comply with federal, state and local safety regulations 2                                   

Prepare bids and pricing in accordance with requirements of bid submission process   7

Schedule inspections by regulatory and non-regulatory agencies   2

Manage project requirements 4                                                         

Obtain certifications and approvals for special inspections (e.g., fire alarm, special locking arrangements)  2

Communicate with employees, suppliers, clients, public entities and other key stakeholders  2

Demonstrate leadership and supervisory ability  2

REFERENCE LIST
The examination for the classification of Electrical Work (Statewide) is an OPEN BOOK TEST, made up of 80 questions. The minimum passing   score is 70. You will be allowed four hours to complete the exam.

Electrical Code
Electrical References
Federal Regulations
Lineman’s & Cableman’s References
Guide Classes D and E

In addition to the references listed above, the reference materials below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this exam. These materials may NOT contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. The materials below will NOT be allowed for use on the examination:

Current Fundamentals
Alternating Fundamentals
Motor Control

The following contract documents from the American Institute of Architects should be reviewed: A
101 – 2007, A 102 – 2007, A 103 – 2007, A 107 – 2007, A 201 – 2007, A 310 – 2007, A 401 - 2007, A
503 – 2007, B 101 – 2007, B 102 – 2007.

A review of the information contained in these documents can be found at: AIA Org. 

Business, Law and Management

(NOTE: This is the study guide for the Business and Law exam.) Examinees who will not be taking the Business, Law and Management examination may obtain this publication from:   

Electrical contractors who intend to do photovoltaic panel and windmill installations must, in addition to getting their Electrical Work classification, also obtain independently the classification of “Solar Energy Equipment” and meet other requirements in order for their customers to be eligible for certain state tax credits. For more information about eligibility for the credits, please contact the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation.
 

Note: Contractors holding the classification of Electrical Work (Statewide) are exempted from all local licensing exams, but must still acquire any required local licenses. 9/17/09

Electrical Transmission Lines

Contact: LA STATE BOARD for trade Electrical Transmission Lines

7-414 Flooring

The examination for 7-414, Flooring, consists of 50 questions multiple choices and is a CLOSED BOOK examination.  Below is a list of subject areas covered in the exam. 

Subject Area    % of Questions
Sub-floors and Sub-floor Preparation   16% 
Underlayments and Rug Cushions   14%
Resilient Flooring    14%
Carpeting     14%
Grouts, Mortars, and Adhesives    10%
Ceramic and Marble Tile      8%
Wood Flooring       8%
Safety         6%
Stone, Granite, Slate       6%
Terrazzo        4%

Below is only a sample of the many good references available on this subject.  These or similar references may be useful in studying for the examination.  However, they may not contain all of the information needed to pass the exam or to be competent in this trade.
 

Federal Regulations
Masonry
Flooring
Ceramic, Tile and Installation
Hardwood Flooring Manual

7-156 Framing

The examination for 7-156 Framing consists of 50 questions multiple choices covering basic framing of houses and commercial building structures.  The following books may be helpful in studying for the state examination.  This is not a comprehensive listing.  Note that it is not necessary to read all of the books below in order to pass the examination.  Rather, this list is intended to suggest what types of books might be useful in helping to acquire the best knowledge needed to perform this type of work. If still in print, these books may be available by contacting:  
 

Carpentry and Cabinetry
Rough Framing
Building Construction
Light Construction
Finish Carpentry

Glass, Glazing, Store Fronts, Metal Partitions, Panels, and Siding

The examination for the classification of Glass, Glazing, Store Fronts, Metal Partitions, Panels, and Siding is 40 questions, multiple choices examination covering the basics of this type of work.  The following publications should prove valuable in preparation for this examination:

Store Front and Entrance Manual
Glazing Manual
Sealant Manual 

 7-220 Hazardous Waste Treatment or Removal

The examination for Hazardous Waste Treatment or Removal is a CLOSED BOOK, multiple choice examinations consisting of 40 questions.  The appropriate study material for this examination is:

Administrative Code   

Heavy Construction

The classification of Heavy Construction includes the work of all of the following sub-classifications:

Clearing, Grubbing, and Snagging
Dams, Reservoirs and Flood Control Work other than Levees
Dredging
Electrical Transmission Lines
Fencing
Foundations and Pile Driving
Industrial Piping
Industrial Plants
Industrial Ventilation
Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification
Oil Field Construction
Oil Refineries
Railroads
Transmission Pipeline Construction
Tunnels
Wharves, Docks, Harbor Improvements and Terminals

The following is an outline of the subject areas that will be covered in the exam:

Subject Area Percentage
Structural Steel     12%
Pilings and Foundations     12%
Rigging and Hoisting     12%
Site Preparation     11%
Concrete     11%
Industrial Piping     9%
Industrial Equipment     9%
Transmission Piping     8%
Electrical Distribution     8%
Earthmoving, Dams, and Harbors     8%

The examination is made up of 80 questions, multiple choices which are equally weighted. You will have four hours to complete this examination. This is a CLOSED BOOK exam.

Reference List

This reference list is just a representative sample of the materials available which contain relevant information. There are a number of other similar books on the market containing similar information. The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination. These materials may NOT contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. Due to circumstances beyond our control, some of these references may go out of print or be unavailable.

Commercial Construction

Hoisting and Rigging
Federal Regulations
Concrete Mixtures
Pipe and Excavation
Excavation and Grading

7-408 Heavy Rigging and Lifting

The examination for Heavy Rigging and Lifting is a CLOSED BOOK  examination consisting of 50 questions multiple choices covering subject areas such as ropes and related gear, hosting, engine operation and maintenance, crane related equipment operation, set-up and safety. 

The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination.  This list however, is not intended as a list of required reading for the state examination.  This reference list is a sample of the materials that contain useful information.  The Board suggests that you might want to obtain the books below or find similar reference study materials.  

Rigging and Construction
Structural Manual
Federal Regulations
Excavating and Handing Equipment 

Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction

The classification of Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction includes the work of all of the following sub-classifications: 

Clearing, Grubbing, and Snagging
Concrete Bridges, Over and Underpasses
Culverts and Drainage Structures
Driveways and Parking Areas, Etc., Asphalt and/or Concrete
Earthwork, Drainage, and Levees
Fencing
Highway and Street Sub-surface Drainage and Sewer Work
Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification
Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Asphalt Hot and Cold Plant Mix)
Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Asphalt Surface Treatment)
Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Concrete)
Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Soil Cement)
Secondary Roads
Steel Bridges, Over and Underpasses
Wood Bridges, Over and Underpasses
Undersealing or Leveling of Roads

The following is an outline of the subject areas that will be covered in the exam:

Subject Area Percentage
Excavation and Grading     20%
Concrete     20%
Traffic Control     15%
Asphalt     10%
Bridges and Structures     10%
Soil Mechanics     10%
Drainage Structures     10%
Pilings     5%

The examination is made up of 80 multiple-choice questions which are equally weighted. You will have four hours to complete this examination. This is a CLOSED BOOK exam.

Reference List

This reference list is just a representative sample of the materials available which contain relevant information. There are a number of other similar books. The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination. These materials may NOT contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  However, due to circumstances beyond our control, some of these references may go out of print or be unavailable.  

Moving Earth
Concrete Pavement
Federal Regulations
Hot-Mix Asphalt
Hoisting and Rigging

7-24 Industrial Piping

The examination for 7-24, Industrial Piping, is a 70 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination, covering all aspects of industrial piping relating to construction.  The following books the Board suggests to candidates preparing for the examination. These study guides do not necessarily contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. Some of these books contain much information on engineering calculations, but this type of information ( i.e., on engineering calculations) need not be consulted in preparing for the examinations. These are only a sample of the many books which you might obtain or similar publications as needed.

Painting
Piping, liquid, fitter’s, welding
Excavating and Pipe
Underground Piping
Welding Procedures
Guide to Piping

7-25 Industrial Plants

The classification of Industrial Plants includes all work involved in the construction of industrial plants (excluding office buildings). The test is a CLOSED BOOK examination and consists of 100 multiple choice questions including questions on piping, pile driving and earthwork, rigging, concrete, steel construction, and other areas relevant to the construction of Industrial Plants. The following books do not include all of the information needed to perform this trade or to pass the examination. However, these or similar books may be helpful in preparing for this examination.  
 

Concrete
Industrial Safety
Pile Driving, Excavating and Guide to Piping

7-28 Installation of Pneumatic Tubes and Conveyors

The examination for 7-28 Installation of Pneumatic Tubes and Conveyors is 40 questions, multiple choices CLOSED BOOK examination.  Subject areas include pneumatic conveyance systems, other conveyor systems such as belt roller systems, related components and equipment, welding, and safety.  Study guides the Board suggests for the examination might include the following and or other study materials that may help you in this trade.   

Pneumatic Conveying, Hydraulic and Technical
Excavating
Welding
Industrial Safety
Electrical Wiring
Federal Regulations 

This is not to suggest the purchase of these books.  Rather, it is intended as a guideline as to what types of books might be useful in preparing for the examination.

Belt Conveyors
Bearings, wheels and ball transfers
Roller Conveyors

Instrumentation and Calibration

The examination for Instrumentation and Calibration is a 50 question multiple choice open book examination.  The Electrical Code will be available for use on the examination and is the only book that will accessible during the examination.  Examination candidates may only use the books at the testing site and cannot bring and use their own study materials. Subject areas covered and their respective percentage on the examination are as follows: 

Electrical Code                                                62%
Wiring/Calculation                                         20%
Equipment that is used in this trade             18%

Suggested References:

Electrical Code
Instrumentation
Current Fundamentals
Electrician’s Handbook  

7-69 Insulation (Commercial and Industrial)

The examination for 7-69, Insulation (Commercial and Industrial), is a 50 questions, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination, covering all aspects of insulation relating to construction.  The following books may be useful in preparing for the Board examination.  They do not necessarily contain all the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  These are only a sample of books which may be available or no longer printed, but you may be able to obtain similar publications. 

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with reference study guides and take our Business, Law and Management Practice Test.  Scroll-up the page and you’ll see in the second paragraph the live link for the practice test.   

Insulation Guide
Insulation of Thermal Building Guide
Insulation Techniques
Estimating

7-32 Landscape, Grading and Beautification

The examination for 7-32 Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification is 50 questions, multiple choices which is CLOSED BOOK. Below is a sample of the many books available on the subject. These or similar references may be useful in studying for the examination. However, they may not contain all of the information needed to pass this exam or to be competent in this trade. You can obtain similar references that will be useful in for your trade. 
 

Applying Pesticides Correctly
Guide to Landscaping
Identification Selection and Use of Southern Plants for Landscape Design
Landscaping Principles
Ornamental and Turf Pest
Roadside Right-of-Way Vegetation
Trees for Louisiana Landscapes

7-31 Lathing, Plaster and Stucco

The examination for 7-31, Lathing, Plastering, and Stuccoing, is 40 questions, multiple choices CLOSED BOOK examination covering the basics of this trade.

The references below might be useful in preparing for this examination.  They might be found at a library, by ordering through a bookstore or book distributor, or directly from the publisher.  These references are only a sample of the many good references available which cover this subject, and may not necessarily contain all of the information necessary to be competent in this trade or to pass this examination.    

Portland Cement, Plaster (Stucco)
Gypsum
Plastering

7-33 Masonry, Brick, and Stone

 The examination for 7-33: Masonry, Brick, and Stone consists of 50 multiple choice questions, and is a CLOSED BOOK exam.  The following is a list of subject areas that will be covered in this examination: 

Subject area                % Of Exam
Materials, Grades, and Standards   18
Specifications, Plans, and Estimating   12
Mortar and Mortar Joints    12
Building Components     12
Techniques       12
Glass Blocks, Stone, and Clay Tile Masonry   10
Tools         8
Metal Supports, Reinforcing, and Flashings   8
Safety        4
Damp-proofing and Cleaning     4

Below is a suggested list of references.  These or similar references may be helpful in studying for this exam.  However, these references do not necessarily contain all of the information necessary to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  They are merely a sample of the many references available on the subject.  These or similar reference books below that may be useful for the Board exam.
 

Masonry
Mason's Toolbox
Masonry Skills
Modern Brick, Block and Stone

Mechanical Work Examination Information

The Mechanical Work examination consists of 80 questions multiple choices in examination. You’ll have four hours to complete the examination. The following is a list of subject areas to be tested by the exam:

Subject Area % Of Questions
Warm Air Heating      15
Air Conditioning      15
Ventilation      10
Ducts, Flues, and Vents      10
Gas Piping and Fuel Storage      10
Sizing and Estimating      10
Controls      10
Test and Inspect 10
Steam, Hot, Chilled, and Condensing Water      10

This is an OPEN BOOK examination. You may use only the following references during the examination. You will not be allowed to use your own.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Trane Air Conditioning 
Gas Code
Mechanical Code
Building Code

The examination will emphasize information presented in these references. However, these materials may not contain all of the general knowledge necessary for this trade examination. Some questions on the examination may not be referenced solely to these publications. Such information may be found in any number of general reference books covering the subjects listed above. 

Approved Mold Training Providers and Courses 

(CONTACT LA STATE BOARD for MOLD TRAINING) 

MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION

The classification of Municipal and Public Works Construction includes the work of all of the following sub-classifications:

Filter Plants and Water Purification
Pipe Work (Gas Lines)
Pipe Work (Sewer)
Pipe Work (Storm Drains)
Pipe Work (Water Lines)
Power Plants
Sewer Plants or Sewer Disposal
Underground Electrical Conduit Installation
Landscaping, Grading, and Beautification
Fencing

The following is an outline of the subject areas that will be covered in the exam: 

Subject Area Percentage
Sewers and Storm Drains 21%
Water Transmission and Distribution 13%
Excavation, Grading, and Paving 12% 
Piles and Foundations 9%
Sewer Plants and Pump Stations 9%
Site Preparation 8%
Mechanical Piping 8%
Gas Distribution 7%
Building Construction 5%
Water Filtration and Purification 5%
Underground Electrical Conduit 3%

The examination is made up of 80 questions multiple choices, which are equally weighted. You will have four hours to complete this examination. This is a CLOSED BOOK exam.

Reference List

This reference list is just a representative sample of the materials available which contain relevant information. There is a number of other similar books with similar information. The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination. These materials may NOT contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. Some of these references may go out of print or be unavailable, but similar reference materials will also be useful.  

Concrete
Earth Moving
Safety and Health for Construction
Wastewater Treatment,
Water Treatment
Culverts and Pipes
Sanitary and Industrial Wastewater Collection
Water Supply

7-94 Oil and Gas Well Drilling

The examination for Oil and Gas Well Drilling is a 50 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of Oil and Gas Well Drilling.  The examination is based on practical knowledge of work performed in the field. 

Following are suggested references for this exam.  These references may not contain all information needed to be competent in this field or to pass the exam, but should be useful to those studying to take the exam:

Well Planning
Rotary Drilling
Routine Drilling
Special Drilling  
A Dictionary for the Petroleum Industry 

Oil Field Construction

Subject Area % Of Exam
Safety     12%
Associated State and Federal Regulations 12%
Excavation, Grading, and Site Work 10%
Pipelines and Pipe Work  10%
Heavy Equipment   8%
Foundations    8%
Surveying and Map Reading  6%
Equipment, Machinery and Engines 6%
Oil Field Equipment   4%
Pile Driving    4%
Rigging and Hoisting   4%
Welding    4%
Rig Structures    4%
Concrete    2%
Building Construction   2%
Structural Steel   2%
Electrical Work   2%

The following is a suggested list of references. These or similar references may aid in preparing for the oil field construction exam.  However, these references do not necessarily contain all the information necessary to be competent in this trade or to pass the exam.  Some of these references may also contain much information that is not relevant to this classification.                                                                

Statewide Order Governing the Drilling for and Producing of Oil and Gas in the State of Louisiana, Order #29-B, Section VIIIE; Order No. 29-B-a; February 27, 1961; Statewide Order 29-P, Rule VIIIB; Amendment to Statewide Order N. 29-B- section XV 2.3 B; January 20, 1986; Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Department of Natural Resources; Office of Conservation. 

Drilling: A Source Book on Oil and Gas Well Drilling from Exploration to Completion
Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, Section 129; Title 73, Part I, Chapter 3, Section 303J, and Chapter 5, Subchapter B, Sections 503M and 515.  

Safety on the Rig; Unit 1, Lesson 10; "Rotary Drilling"; Petroleum Extension Service, Division of Continuing Education, The University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX.

Oil and Gas Pipeline Fundamentals
Earth Moving
Practices of Heavy Construction
Welding Technology
Industrial Safety and Health 

7-35 Oil Refineries

The examination for the classification 7-35 Oil Refineries, is a 50 question CLOSED BOOK multiple choices examination.  The main subject areas covered in the examination are as follows:

Rigging and Hoisting
Earthwork
Structural Steel
Transmission Piping
Process System
Concrete
Masonry
Safety 

The following is a list of reference materials that might be consulted in preparation for the state examination:

Federal Regulations
Dewatering and Construction
Concrete Mixtures
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Construction Estimating
Valves, Pipes and Pipelines
Industrial Safety
Troubleshooting Machinery
Maintenance and Repair Equipment
Metal Fabrication
Masonry
Earth Moving
Oil and Gas Pipeline
Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers
Structural Manual
Welding Technology

7-409 Oil Field Fabrication

The examination for 7-409: Oil Field Fabrication is 40 questions, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination.  The questions are related to the fabrication and construction of oil field structures and pipe work.  Following is a list of some suggested references or obtain similar books that may be useful.  These are just a few of the many books available.  These books may not contain all of the necessary information to pass the examination or to be successful in this field. 

Metal Fabrication
Industrial Safety
Welding

Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel Erection, Metal Buildings

The examination for Ornamental Iron and Structural Steel Erection, Metal Buildings consists of 50 questions multiple choices and is a CLOSED BOOK exam. The following is a list of the subject areas that will be covered in this examination:

Subject Area    % of Exam
Specifications, Blueprints, Details                22%
Structural Steel Erection                               18%
Rigging, Hoisting, Cranes                              16%
Structural Steel Fabrication                          14%
Safety                                                             14%
Welding                                                          10%
Properties of Metals                                      6%

Below is a suggested list of references. These or similar references may be helpful in studying for this examination. However, these references do not necessarily contain all of the information necessary to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.   

Hoisting and Rigging
Metal Fabrication
Welding.
Welding Technology

7-48 Painting and Coating

(Commercial and Industrial)

The examination for 7-48 Painting and Coating (Commercial and Industrial) is a 50 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of painting and coating relating to construction.  The following books may be useful in preparing for the Board examination.  They do not necessarily contain all the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  They are also not required reading in order to pass the examination.  Below is a list of samples of reference materials that may be useful information.   

Painting and Decorating Techniques
Painting Practice/Steel
Painting and Decorating

Permanent or Paved Highway and Streets

(Asphalt Surface Treatment)

The examination for 7-39, Permanent or Paved Highway and Streets (Asphalt Surface Treatment) is a 40 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination, covering all aspects of the various surface treatments used on asphalt paving.  The following books may be useful in preparing for the Board examination.  They do not necessarily contain all the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  They are also not required reading in order to pass the examination.  Below is a list of samples of reference materials that may be useful information. 
 

Asphalt Emulsion
Asphalt Handbook
Asphalt Maintenance
Traffic Control Devices
State Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges

Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Concrete)

The examination for Permanent or Paved Highways and Streets (Concrete) is a 20 question multiple-choice examination covering the construction of concrete highways and streets. Although the examination is based on general knowledge of this area, the following books may be helpful for the purpose of examination preparation.

Concrete Construction
Estimating
Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges 

7-45 Pipe Work (Water Lines)

The examination for 7-45 Pipe work (Water Lines) is a 50 question, multiple choices examination covering all aspects of installation, repair and maintenance of municipal water distribution lines.  The examination is based on general knowledge of work in this field.  However, the following books may be helpful to candidates preparing for the examination.  These references are only suggestions and do not necessarily contain all information needed to perform this trade or similar publications.  Relevant information in some of these books may overlap the content of some of the other books on this list. 
 

AWWA Standard Installation Water Mains
Cleaning and Lining Water
Quality Concrete Construction
Excavation and Grading
Pipe and Excavation
PVC Pipe Design and Installation
Steel Pipe Design and Installation
Water Meters Installation, Testing, and Maintenance.
Water Supply System Rehabilitation

7-50 Railroads

The examination for Railroads is a 50 questions multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of railroad track construction.  The examination is based on practical knowledge of performed in the field.  The following is a suggested reference for the Board examination.  This reference may not contain all information needed to be competent in this field or to pass the examination, but should be useful to those studying to take the Board examination.   

7-92 Reinforcing Rods and Wire Mesh

The examination for 7-92 Reinforcing Rods and Wire Mesh is a 25 question, multiple choices examination which is a CLOSED BOOK examination.  Below are some suggested references available on this subject.  These references or similar references may be useful for the Board examination.  However, they may not contain all of the information needed to pass the Board examination in this trade.

Reinforcing Bars
Standard Practice
Concrete

Residential Contractor

The following list is an outline of the subject areas (in descending order of weight) that will be covered in the exam: 

Rough Carpentry 26%
Interior and Exterior Finish 20%
Concrete and Rebar 19%
Associated Trades 10%
Excavation and Site Work 9%
Roofing 6%
Masonry 5%
Plans and Specifications 5%
 

The examination is made up of 80 multiple-choice questions which are equally weighted. You will have four hours to complete this examination. This is a CLOSED BOOK exam. 

Reference List

The references listed below might be helpful to candidates in preparing for this exam. However, these references may NOT contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  
 

Carpentry and Building Construction
Building Your Louisiana Home
Building Your High-Performance Home 

7-51 Rigging, House Moving, Wrecking, and Dismantling 

The examination for Rigging, House Moving, Wrecking, and Dismantling is a 25 question, multiple choices examination.  Subject areas covered include Rigging, Hoisting, Dismantling, Wrecking, House Moving, and Safety.  References that might be consulted in preparation for this examination might include the following: 

Federal Regulations
Louisiana Regulations for Trucks, Vehicles, and Loads
Moving Historic Buildings
Hoisting and Rigging

The preceding book references are intended only as ideas of the types of books that might be consulted for preparing for this examination, and is not a suggestion to  purchase these books, nor should these books be considered to necessarily contain all of the information needed to succeed in this field or to pass the examination.  

Note:  House movers are also regulated by the Louisiana Public Service Commission, and should contact the Commission regarding their requirements before proceeding with any house-moving activities.

Roofing, Sheet Metal and Siding

The examination for Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding consists of 50 multiple choice questions covering the various types of roofing applications. The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination. This list, however, is not intended as a list of required reading for the examination.  Also, these materials may not contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. We try to keep this list current and consisting of industry-standard materials. Note, though, that some of these references may go out of print or be unavailable. This reference list is just a representative sample of the available materials that contain useful information. Some of the books below may overlap in much of the material contained. Therefore it is suggested that you might consult any two or three of the books below, or similar references  

Roofing Handbook
Roofers Handbook
Roofing Construction
Estimating
Roofing the Right Way

APPROVED SOLAR ENERGY EQUIPMENT TRAINING PROVIDERS AND COURSES

Following is a list of Solar Energy Equipment Training Course Providers and their courses that have been approved by the State Board for Contractors. In order for a contractor to add the specialty classification of Solar Energy Equipment to an existing Commercial License, the Contractor must complete a written request or an “adding a classification form” and pay all required fees associated with the additional classification.

Additionally, the Contractor must already have the classifications of either Building Construction, Electrical Work (Restricted/Statewide), Mechanical Work (Restricted/Statewide) or Electrical or Mechanical work as issued under the grandfathering clause of ACT 725. All contractors applying for the specialty of Solar Energy Equipment must have completed and provide proof to this Board of training in the design and installation of solar energy systems by an entity accredited by this Board.

Contact the State Contractors Board for Solar trade.

7-59 Stone, Granite, Slate, Resilient Floor Installations, Carpeting

The examination for 7-59, Stone, Granite, Slate, Resilient Floor Installations, Carpeting, consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and is a CLOSED BOOK examination.  The following is a list of subject areas that will be covered in this exam:

Subject Area % of Exam
Carpet 16%
Underlayments and Rug Cushions 16%
Sub-floors and Subfloor Preparation 16%
Mortars, Grouts, and Adhesives 14%
Resilient Flooring 14%
Safety 12%
Stone, Granite, Slate 12%

Below is listed only a sample of the many references available on this subject.  These or similar references may be useful in studying for this exam.  However, they may not contain all of the information needed to pass the exam or to be competent in this trade.

Masonry
Floors
Federal Regulations
Home Remodeling
Carpets
Remodeling
Residential Construction 

 7-79 Structural Steel Erection

7-79 Structural Steel Erection consists of 40 questions multiple choices in the examination, and is a CLOSED BOOK.  The following is a list of the subject areas that will be covered in the examination:

SUBJECT AREA    % of Exam
Specifications, Blueprints, Details   25%
Structural Steel Erection    22%
Rigging, Hoisting, Cranes    23%
Safety       20%
Welding       10%

Below is a suggested list of references.  These references are not required reading in order to pass the examination.  These references do not necessarily contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.  The examination is based on practical knowledge related to this field.  However, these or similar references may be helpful for those who would like to prepare further for this examination.    

Basic Engineering
Industrial Safety.
Metal Fabrication
Rigging for Construction
Welding Technology

7-60 Swimming Pools

The examination for 7-60 Swimming Pools is a 50 questions multiple choices examination covering all aspects of construction of all different types of swimming pools.  While the following references may not contain all information needed to pass this examination or to practice this trade successfully, the references should be extremely beneficial for preparing for the examination. 

Equipment Utilization
Safety Barrier Home Pools
State Administrative Code
Pool Installation
Shotcrete
Portland Cement Plaster (Stucco)
Electrical Code
Swimming Pool Operation

7-61 Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble 

The examination for 7-61, Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble, consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and is a CLOSED BOOK examination.  The following is a list of subject areas that will be covered in this exam:

Subject Area % of Exam
Ceramic and Marble Tile 26%
Grouts, Mortars, and Adhesives 22%
Underlayments and Subfloors 20%
Proper Preparation of Subfloors 12%
Terrazzo 12%
Safety 8%

Below is listed only a sample of the many good references available on this subject.  These or similar references may be useful in studying for this exam.  However, they may not contain all of the information needed to pass the exam or to be competent in this trade.

Masonry

Ceramic Tile Setting

Ceramic Tile Installation

Concrete Block, Tile and Terrazzo

Floors

Terrazzo Design

Tile Floors

Transmission Pipeline Construction

The examination for Transmission Pipeline Construction has 25 questions multiple choices that cover such subject areas as estimating, map reading, trenching, welding, valves and meters, pipe protection and preparation, and safety.  Sources that might be consulted in preparing for this examination might include the following:
 

Excavations
Construction Surveying & Layout
Excavation and Grading
Mechanical Science
DOE Fundamentals
Oil and Gas Pipeline
 

This is NOT to suggest that the study of these books will necessarily result in a passing grade. However, these are the types of books that might be useful in preparing for this examination.
 

7-66 Water Cooling Towers and Accessories

The examination for 7-66 Water Cooling Towers and Accessories is a 15 question, multiple choices, CLOSED BOOK examination covering all aspects of the construction and maintenance of Water Cooling Towers and Accessories.  The following book might be useful in preparing for the examination.  This book does not necessarily contain all information needed to be competent in this trade.  There are many books on the subject of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration which may contain similar information.

Cooling Tower Manual

Wharves, Docks, Harbor Improvements, and Terminals

The examination for Wharves, Docks, Harbor Improvements, and Terminals consists of 25 questions multiple choices based on general knowledge of this type of work.
The following books are suggested for preparation for this exam:

Concrete Structures
Maintenance of Waterfront Facilities

Contractor School Online (CSO) will assist you with their professional consultants and provide study materials, also Practice Tests for the Business, Law and Management and your Trade if available. If purchases are made elsewhere make sure the correct author, title and year are appropriate for the trade.

State Contractors - Business, Law and Management

Contractor School Online Business, Law and Management Practice Test coincides with the required State Contractor’s Manual

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