Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption
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Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption

Adopted Electrical Code

effective February 1, 2018

Louisiana State Uniform Code Council (LSUCCC)
8181 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 922-0817
(406) 841-2300

Quick Fact: The LSUCCC (Uniform Construction Code) adoption of the NEC-2014 is mandatory for all construction, reconstruction, alterations to circuits, and additions to homes. No jurisdiction can adopt anything more or less stringent than what is adopted at the LSUCCC. The law requires that the state reviews, amends, and adopts the latest NEC within five years of publication. For example, 2017 NEC was published in 2016, and the state is required to adopt some form of it prior to August 2021. ( Send us an update):

License Renewal & CEU Requirements

State Licensing Board for Contractors 
2525 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: (225) 765.2301 or (800) 256.1392

Electricians are not required to be licensed in the state of Louisiana. Check with your local jurisdiction for requirements. For example, the city of New Orleans requires ICC certifications.

Electrical Contractors


Units of timeContact Hours. Six hours must be related to the licensee’s field.

Reciprocates — The Board has reciprocity agreements with the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors, the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board, the Mississippi Board of Contractors, the North Carolina Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, the Tennessee Board for Licensing General Contractors, and the Utah Construction Trades Bureau Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing. PLEASE NOTE: Your firm must be domiciled in one of these states and hold a license in the domiciliary state for a minimum of three years with no record of disciplinary action.
For additional licensing information, please contact the state board or local jurisdiction in which you reside.
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