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.
License required by 28 states
52nd most burdensome licensing requirements
51st most widely and onerously licensed occupation
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.