Glazier contractors contract with clients to install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings and tabletops.
Typically, only contractors require licenses, not the glaziers 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.
License required by 30 states
41st most burdensome licensing requirements
40th most widely and onerously licensed occupation
Thirty states license glazier contractors working on residential properties. On average, states require over a year (368 days) of education and experience, $322 in fees, and about one exam. All in all, 17 states require at least one exam (California requires three). These requirements rank as the 41st most burdensome.