Terrazzo Contractor (Residential)

License required by 28 states

52nd most burdensome licensing requirements.

51st 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-eight states license terrazzo contractors working on residential properties. On average, states require 290 days of education and experience, $301 in fees, and about one exam. All in all, 14 states require at least one exam (California requires three). These requirements rank as the 52nd most burdensome.

States With Licenses

Burden Rank State States Licensed Fees Estimated Calendar Days Lost Education Experience Exams Minimum Grade Minimum Age
1 California 28 $579 1460 4 years 3 0 18
2 Nevada 28 $1,033 1460 4 years 1 0 18
3 Hawaii 28 $540 1460 4 years 1 0 18
4 Arizona 28 $956 1095 3 years 2 0 18
5 Maryland 28 $433 730 2 years 1 0 18
6 Virginia 28 $320 731 8 clock hours 2 years 1 0 18
7 Utah 28 $477 733 20 clock hours 2 years 1 0 0
8 South Carolina 28 $50 365 1 years 0 0 0
9 Mississippi 28 $290 67 3 jobs, contractors 2 0 0
10 Michigan 28 $286 14 60 clock hours 2 0 18
11 Oregon 28 $385 3 16 clock hours 1 0 18
12 Louisiana 28 $460 0 1 0 0
13 Rhode Island 28 $200 1 5 clock hours 0 0 18
14 North Dakota 28 $125 0 0 0 18
15 Tennessee 28 $307 0 1 0 0
16 North Carolina 28 $145 0 1 0 0
17 West Virginia 28 $132 0 1 0 0
18 D C 28 $442 0 0 0 0
19 Alabama 28 $350 0 0 0 0
20 Alaska 28 $300 0 0 0 0
21 Connecticut 28 $220 0 0 0 0
22 Washington 28 $113 0 0 0 0
23 New Jersey 28 $110 0 0 0 0
24 Arkansas 28 $50 0 0 0 0
24 Iowa 28 $50 0 0 0 0
24 Pennsylvania 28 $50 0 0 0 0
27 Idaho 28 $25 0 0 0 0
28 Nebraska 28 $0 0 0 0 0

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