Terrazzo Contractor (Commercial)

License required by 23 states

33rd most burdensome licensing requirements.

70th most widely and onerously licensed occupation.

Terrazzo contractors contract with clients to apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment or marble chips to floors, stairways and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

Typically, only contractors require licenses, not the terrazzo workers and finishers who work for them. In some states, licensing requirements differ based on the setting. Those with a residential license may work only on residential properties, while those with a commercial license may work on commercial properties. Other states require the same license regardless of the setting, and this report records that license in both settings. Many states have contract minimums before the contractor’s license applies. See Appendix B for details.

Twenty-three states license terrazzo contractors working on commercial properties. Nine states require between two and five years of experience working under a licensed contractor. Alabama and Mississippi require completion of three contracted jobs. Twelve states require no experience. On average, states require 482 days of education and experience, $364 in fees ($1,033 in Nevada), and around one exam. These high barriers give commercial terrazzo contractors the 33rd most burdensome requirements of the 102 occupations studied.

States With Licenses

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 Arkansas 23 $180 1825 5 years 1 0 0
2 California 23 $579 1460 4 years 3 0 18
3 Nevada 23 $1,033 1460 4 years 1 0 18
4 Hawaii 23 $540 1460 4 years 1 0 18
5 Oregon 23 $385 1463 16 clock hours 4 years 1 0 18
6 Arizona 23 $956 1095 3 years 2 0 18
7 Virginia 23 $320 731 8 clock hours 2 years 1 0 18
8 Utah 23 $477 733 20 clock hours 2 years 1 0 0
9 South Carolina 23 $250 730 2 years 1 0 0
10 Mississippi 23 $640 67 3 jobs, contractors 2 0 0
11 Alabama 23 $492 67 3 jobs, contractors 2 0 0
12 Louisiana 23 $460 0 2 0 0
13 Rhode Island 23 $200 1 5 clock hours 0 0 18
14 North Dakota 23 $125 0 0 0 18
15 D C 23 $655 0 0 0 0
16 Tennessee 23 $307 0 1 0 0
17 North Carolina 23 $145 0 1 0 0
18 West Virginia 23 $132 0 1 0 0
19 Alaska 23 $300 0 0 0 0
20 Washington 23 $113 0 0 0 0
21 Iowa 23 $50 0 0 0 0
22 Idaho 23 $25 0 0 0 0
23 Nebraska 23 $0 0 0 0 0

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