Electrical Regulations by State - Louisiana



Installations on state-owned buildings and hospitals must conform to the 2005 National Electrical Code. Local jurisdictions can adopt and enforce different codes.


There is no state requirement for inspection of electrical installations; but the State Fire Marshall has general authority to inspect for fire hazards. Many municipalities have local inspection departments.

Electrical Contractor

Contractors performing $50,000 or more work on any single job must be licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors. License must be renewed annually. Applicants are evaluated with respect to experience, financial responsibility, technical qualification through a written examination administered or approved by the State Licensing Board for Contractors, and any other pertinent facts bearing upon applicant’s responsibility as a contractor.

Burglar Alarm

State contractor license required. Also required is a Type “A” license issued by the State Fire Marshal’s office. Each firm must employ at least one Class “B” technician who successfully completed the Level II Advanced Alarm Technician Training Course through NBFAA. All employees must have an individual license Type “B”, “C”, “D”, or “E” issued by the State Fire Marshal. Firms must have $5000, 000 liability insurance.

Fire Alarm

State contractors’ license required. State licensed electrical contractors can install and repair fire alarm systems. Certifying and planning of systems must be performed by firms certified by the State Fire Marshal. Firms must have a least one (1) employee who Is NICET Level II certified in fire protection or a professional engineer licensed in Louisiana. All employees must have an individual license identified by class issued by the State Fire Marshal. Firms must have $500,000 liability insurance. Licenses must be renewed annually.

Journeyman Electrician

There is no state licensing of journeyman electricians.

FeesLicenseAdditional ClassificationIndividual LicenseAdditional Classes
Electrical Contractor $100.00 $95.00* N/A N/A
Burglar Alarm $250.00 N/A $50.00** N/A
Fire Alarm $350.00 N/A $50.00 $100.00

* A maximum of $400, renewed annually

**this is required


Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah

  • Licensing: Electrical Inspectors/Services
  • State of Louisiana
  • Office of State Fire Marshal
  • 5150 Florida Boulevard
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • 225-925-4911
  • 225-925-3813 fax
  • www.dps.state.la.us