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LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s Residential Contractors Seminar provides foundational technical knowledge that is essential to a residential contractor aiming to take advantage of business opportunities within the residential construction industry.

Build a solid foundation of knowledge within the construction industry

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute, a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Community & Technical College System and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, offers this and other small and emerging construction businesses seminars and courses that assist in building a solid foundation of knowledge within the construction industry.

The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute (LCAI) Residential Contractors Seminar provides foundational technical knowledge that is essential to a residential contractor in order to take advantage of business opportunities within the residential construction industry.

  • Ten week course, with two-hour sessions twice a week
  • Taught by industry leaders
  • Offered via Zoom, a fully interactive web-based video conferencing tool
  • All information and materials disseminated during the LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar will be focused on residential construction.

Residential construction topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Print Reading
  • Building Calculations
  • Site Work, Demolition and Construction
  • Foundations, Formwork and Retaining Walls
  • Interior Finishes and Exterior Finishes
  • Roofs and Roof Structures
  • Structural Loads
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Wood Frame Construction
  • Related Trades
  • Types of Construction and Special Construction
  • Special Equipment
  • Safety Codes

Eligibility

The LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar is open to all who have the intent to start or currently have an established construction based Louisiana business.

The Process

Sign up for email notification when registration opens for the next LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar course.

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Course dates: 2025 (Dates to be determined)

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Registration period: 2025 (Dates to be determined)

Apply at Fletcher Technical Community College and follow steps to pay $350 course fee.

 

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Participation requirements: Attend at least 80% of the 10-week course, with two-hour sessions twice a week, to qualify for course completion.

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Course dates: 2025 (Dates to be determined)

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Registration period: 2025 (Dates to be determined)

Apply at Fletcher Technical Community College and follow steps to pay $350 course fee.

 

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Participation requirements: Attend at least 80% of the 10-week course, with two-hour sessions twice a week, to qualify for course completion.

Eligibility Scenarios

Yes, if you are intent upon starting a construction related business you are eligible to attend the LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar. You do not have to be in business yet.

Yes, the LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar can provide valuable industry information even for those who are already in business and/or already possess a contractor’s license.

FAQs

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All information and materials disseminated during the LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar will be focused on residential construction.

The Residential Construction topics covered include but are not limited to: print reading; building calculations; site work, demolition, and construction; foundations, formwork, and retaining walls; finishes; roof structures; structural loads; wood framing construction; related trades; special construction; and safety codes.

No, the 10-week online classes are scheduled on specific dates that can be found at the LCTCS information page and registration site, here.

Yes, the LCAI Residential Contractors Seminar is being offered via Zoom, a web based video conference tool which can be accessed anywhere with internet connection.

Yes, the instructors and guest speakers will present their material virtually via Zoom. Students will have the opportunity to ask the instructor or guest speaker questions and receive real-time answers.

Small Business Services

Please reach out to LED’s Small Business Services department for more information about the program.

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