How To Choose The Best Contractor License For You (21-30)

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You think it’s hard choosing the right In n out meal to get. Try choosing the perfect contractor license when there are 50 of them. Let us break down the next 10 licenses so you can know which one is best for you.

An ornamental metals contractor assembles, casts, cuts, shapes, stamps, forges, welds,
fabricates and installs, sheet, rolled and cast, brass, bronze, copper, cast iron, wrought
iron, monel metal, stainless steel, steel, and/or any other metal for the architectural
treatment and ornamental decoration of structures. This classification does not include
the work of a sheet metal contractor.

Learn more about the C23 Ornamental Metal Contractor License

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A landscape contractor constructs, maintains, repairs, installs, or subcontracts the
development of landscape systems and facilities for public and private gardens and other
areas which are designed to aesthetically, architecturally, horticulturally, or functionally
improve the grounds within or surrounding a structure, or a tract or plot of land. In
connection therewith, a landscape contractor prepares and grades plots and areas of
land for the installation of any architectural, horticultural and decorative treatment or

Learn more about the C27 Landscaping Contractor License

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A lock and security equipment contractor evaluates, sets-up, installs, maintains and
repairs all doors and door assemblies, gates, locks and locking devices, panic and fire
rated exit devices, manual and automatic operated gate and door closures and releases,
jail and prison locking devices and permanently installed or built-in safes and vaults.
This classification includes but is not limited to master key systems, metal window
guards, security doors, card activated and electronic access control systems for control
equipment, motion and other types of detectors and computer systems for control
and audit of control systems and other associated equipment. Fire alarm systems are
specifically not included in this section.

Learn more about the C28 Lock and Security Equipment Contractor License

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A masonry contractor installs concrete units and baked clay products; concrete, glass
and clay block; natural and manufactured stone; terra cotta; and fire brick or other
material for refractory work. This classification includes the fabrication and installation
of masonry component units for structural load bearing and non-load bearing walls for
structures and fences installed with or without mortar; ceramic veneer (not tile) and thin
brick that resembles full brick for facing; paving; and clear waterproofing, cleaning and
caulking incidental to masonry construction.

Learn more about the C29 Masonry Contractor License

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A construction zone traffic control contractor prepares or removes lane closures,
flagging, or traffic diversions, utilizing portable devices, such as cones, delineators,
barricades, sign stands, flashing beacons, flashing arrow trailers, and changeable
message signs, on roadways, including, but not limited to, public streets, highways, or
any public conveyance.

Learn more about the C31 Construction Zone Traffic Control

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A parking and highway improvement contractor applies and installs protective
coatings, vehicle stops, guard rails and mechanical devices, directional lines, buttons,
markers, signs and arrows on the horizontal surface of any game court, parking facility,
airport, highway or roadway constructed of concrete, asphalt or similar material. This
classification includes the surface preparatory work necessary for the application of
protective coatings but does not include the re-paving of these surfaces.

Learn more about the C32 Parking and Highway Improvement Contractor License

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A painting and decorating contractor prepares by scraping, sandblasting or other means and
applies any of the following: paints, papers, textures, fabrics, pigments, oils, turpentines,
japans, driers, thinners, varnishes, shellacs, stains, fillers, waxes, adhesives, water and any
other vehicles, mediums and materials which adhere by evaporation and may be mixed,
used and applied to the surfaces of structures and the appurtenances thereto for purposes
of decorating, protecting, fireproofing and waterproofing.

Learn more about the C33 Painting and Decorating Contractor License

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A pipeline contractor fabricates and installs pipelines for the conveyance of fluids, such
as water, gas, or petroleum, or for the containment or protection of any other material,
including the application of protective coatings or systems and the trenching, boring,
shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing necessary to complete the
installation of such pipelines.

Learn more about the C34 Pipeline Contractor License

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A lathing and plastering contractor coats surfaces with a mixture of sand, gypsum
plaster, quick-lime or hydrated lime and water, or sand and cement and water, or
a combination of such other materials that create a permanent coating, including
coatings for the purpose of soundproofing and fireproofing. These coatings
are applied with a plasterer’s trowel or sprayed over any surface which offers a
mechanical means for the support of such coating, and will adhere by suction. This
contractor also installs lath (including metal studs) or any other material prepared or
manufactured to provide a base or bond for such coating.

Learn more about the C35 Lathering and Plastering Contractor License

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A plumbing contractor provides a means for a supply of safe water, ample in volume and
of suitable temperature for the purpose intended and the proper disposal of fluid waste
from the premises in all structures and fixed works.

Learn more about the C36 Plumbing Contractor License

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Simple right? I hope so. That was a lot of writing.

At the end of the day choosing your contractor license has more to do with your experience and greatest anticipated profit. So if you know all that and got a glimpse of what license you’re interested in then you could be ready to become licensed.
If you have more questions be sure to give us a call or schedule an appointment.

How to get your contractor license?

In total, it takes 2-3 months to get your contractor license if you are diligent. Here at the Contractor License School, our job is to make sure you are prepared to pass the two tests necessary to get the California Contractor License.

For more information regarding that check out our courses below.

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