Published 3:01 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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BATON ROUGE, La.  — Registration is now open for the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s General Contractors Seminar. The 10-week course is a key component of Louisiana’s nationally recognized training institute for construction professionals. The LCAI General Contractors Seminar will provide foundational technical knowledge essential to a general contractor in order to sustain and grow a business in the construction industry.

The course will take place online via the Zoom video conferencing platform Feb. 27 through May 3, 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. 24. 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 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 1,500 participants have graduated from LCAI seminars 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 5- Aug. 9) and Business and Law Seminar (Oct. 2-Nov. 8).

For more information, contact Camille Campbell at 225.342.5534 or

About LCAI
The Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute is a partnership between 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 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, rated the No. 1 customized workforce training program in the U.S. 13 years in a row. In 2021, LED attracted 64 new economic development projects representing over 18,100 new direct and indirect jobs, 9,700 retained jobs and more than $20.5 billion in new capital investment. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at