2024 Louisiana General Contractors Seminar



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Registration is now open for the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s (LCAI) General Contractors Seminar. The ten-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.
LDEQ 1The course will take place via Zoom from February 26 to May 1, consisting of two-hour sessions twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Registration is underway and will continue through February 23. A $350 fee covers the cost of the course and materials. To register, visit OpportunityLouisiana.gov/LCAI-GC and click the “Apply Now” button.
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“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 Seminar 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 been 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 to August 7) and Business and Law Seminar (October 7 to November 13).
For more information about the program, contact Camille Campbell at 225-342-5534 or camille.campbell@la.gov . For assistance with registration, contact Tina Clement at 985-448-5910 or tina.clement@fletcher.edu .
About Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute (LCAI)
The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute is a partnership among Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Community and 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 Louisiana Economic Development (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 United States 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 Number One Tech Talent Pipeline in the United States. 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 OpportunityLouisiana.com.

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