D-21 – Machinary and Pumps Contractors License

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How to Get your D-21 Contractor License

Begin Your Contractor Journey

You’re trying to get your D-21 Contractor license?

That is a good thing.

You’re one step closer to getting just that done.

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How To Get Your D-21 Contractors License

Machinery is important. 

Just as important as the air you breath. 

But not as important as you getting your license. 


 Your initial thought was probably ‘this is going to be difficult’ 

And you’re right. But it doesn’t need to be that way. 

There are three requiremetns you must fulfill in order to get your license. 

1. Must have 4 years of experience doing D-21 work

For more clarification you can check out the CSLB’s website on experience requirements for the exam. 

2. Must be over 18 

3. Must have a valid SSN or ITIN 

Let’s be honest. You probably have 4 years of experience. In fact you probably have much more than that. It’s probably longgg past time for you to get your license. So why wait? 

If you meet the requirements then there’s just one more thing you have to do.


This is where the fun begins. 

The largest hurdle getting your license isn’t setting up your business but instead passing the law and business test. 

This is a difficult task. So difficult there are schools like us that exist just to make it easier. 

And that is exactly what we do at the… 


Our passion is your success. 

This means we do everything in our power to ensure you get your contractor license. 

But that doesn’t mean it’s up to us. 

We give you the tools but you still have to swing the hammer. 

How do we do it?

Good question. We provide multiple courses.

1. Homestudy – Where you teach yourself using different books, videos and online materials. 
2. Online – Tune into our live classes and participate online. 
3. In Class – Join one of our schools for in person lessons and attention. 

The best way to get your license is to just start.

You will learn more about the process along the way.

However the only sure way to not get your license is to never begin. 

Give us a call if you have any questions. 


How do you verify your experience?

Ah the great question. Doesn’t matter if you have 4 years of experience or 40 it’s all the same

The process goes like this. 

1. You enroll in our course. We give you the application. 

2. Complete one month of the course/studying. During that time you work on filling out the application (we help you and review it)

3. We review your application and you send it to the CSLB (Contractor State License Board). What now? 

4. The state will 4-8 weeks to get back to you. So during that time keep studying and preparing your business until you schedule your test. 

5. Pass the exam. 

6.  DONE!

Of course there are some other details but you don’t need to worry about those for now. Instead focus on the important things like taking the first step. That’s the hardest. 


How long does it take?

On average it takes 3 months from beginning to end.

That’s at least the timeline we recommend. 

But what about the timeline we don’t recommend. 

We do not recommend putting it off for months and never getting your license. 

Instead block out some time to focus on investing in your future. 

A little time and $ results in more freedom and $$$ in the future. 

What’s the best business entity?

Getting into the business world there are lots of confusing things. One of those being the best Business Entity for a contractor. 

To put it simply, it’s the S Corp. 

We put it complicated in the course so you can look forward to that. 

The Contractor Bond

 Yes you need a bond.

Yes you need to pass the exam FIRST. 

One step at a time. 

The bond is easy to obtain. 

What isn’t easy is the test/license. 

So the smart thing to do is get started. 


The greatest thing you can do for yourself is learn something new. 

Take the chance. Level up. 

Start the business. Make massive money. Be your own boss. Find freedom. 

That is what getting a license is all about. 

D-21 – Machinery and Pumps Contractor

California Code of Regulations
Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications

A machinery and pumps contractor installs, removes, modifies or repairs:

  • (a) Pumps; conveyors; cranes; dock levelers; various hoisting and material handling equipment and meters.
  • (b) Dumb waiters; handicap lifting and assistance equipment; automated speedrail trolley systems for garment hanging.
  • (c) Automatic car washing racks and auto body paint finishing booth equipment.

NOTE: Construction of buildings and/or roof structures for this equipment is not included.



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