Registration Opens for 2024 General Contractors Seminar

BATON ROUGE, La. – Registration is now open for the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s (LCAI) General Contractors Seminar. The 10-week course is a key component of Louisiana’s nationally recognized training institute for construction professionals. The seminar provides foundational technical knowledge that is essential to a general contractor in order to sustain a business within the construction industry.

The course will take place via the Zoom Feb. 26 through May 1, consisting of two-hour sessions twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is underway and will continue through Feb. 23. A $350 fee covers the cost of the course and materials. To register, visit and click the “Apply Now” button.

“The LCAI General Contractors course is a program to help any current or new contracting companies and their key employees learn more about the business,” Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors Executive Director Michael McDuff said. “The partnership of LED, LCTCS, and the Licensing Board for Contractors is a collaborative effort to help the construction industry build better and safer in Louisiana.”

The General Contractors Course is one of three LCAI programs and is designed for small and emerging construction businesses. Topics to be covered include:

  • Print reading
  • Building calculations
  • Site work, demolition and construction
  • Foundations, formwork and retaining walls
  • Concrete and masonry
  • Steel construction
  • Finishes
  • Roof structures
  • Structural loads
  • Related trades
  • Special construction and equipment
  • Fire protection systems
  • Safety codes

Since 2016, more than 1,600 participants have graduated from LCAI seminars. These seminars are offered by Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to meet the needs of the state’s growing construction industry. Other contractor accreditation courses planned for later this year include Residential Contractors Seminar (June 3- Aug. 7) and Business and Law Seminar (Oct. 7-Nov. 13).

For more information about the program, contact Camille Campbell at 225.342.5534 or For assistance with registration, contact Tina Clement at 985-448-5910 or .

About LCAI
The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute is a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Community & Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. LCAI seminars and courses assist small and emerging construction businesses in building a solid foundation of knowledge in the commercial and residential construction industries. Learn more about LCAI programs here.

About LED
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant economy. It is the only state agency in the U.S. accredited by the International Economic Development Council, boasting award-winning programs like LED FastStart, a longtime national leader in customized workforce development. LED also supports a wide range of higher ed partnerships that Business Facilities magazine recently credited for Louisiana’s ranking as the No. 1 Tech Talent Pipeline in the U.S. In 2023, LED attracted more than $25 billion of capital investment resulting in the creation of 19,000 potential new and retained jobs. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at

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