California Contractors License Classification:
In order to run your own business as a mason you must pass the California state contractors license exam for a C-29 Masonry license. Tradesmen and women who work in this trade can fabricate or work with brick, block, tile, terra-cotta and stone to create new or make alterations to existing building structures. Masonry work is done indoor or outdoor for commercial, industrial, and residential building. Work is available in both new construction and repair or restoration of existing buildings. As an owner of a masonry business you will need to have an understanding of building design and the ability to work directly with clients.
With a C-29 license you can expect to work on such projects as:
- Shopping Malls
- Retaining Walls
- Block & Concrete Foundations
- Rock & Stone Retaining Walls
- Historical Homes & Buildings
The Contractors State License Board defines a masonry contractor as someone who installs concrete units and baked clay products; concrete, glass and clay block; natural and manufactured stone; terra cotta; and fire brick or other material for refractory work. This classification includes the fabrication and installation of masonry component units for structural load bearing and non-load bearing walls for structures and fences installed with or without mortar; ceramic veneer (not tile) and thin brick that resembles full brick for facing; paving; and clear waterproofing, cleaning and caulking incidental to masonry construction. Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
At Contractors State License Services we can assist you in passing the C-29 Masonry License exam. We offer a variety of courses to meet a variety of educational needs; including live in-school instruction, on-line study programs, and crash courses. Many of our courses are offered in English and Spanish. Contractors State License Services has over 25 locations throughout California and over 25 years experience in helping contractors pass the law and trade portions of the CSLB exam.
Our C-29 exam materials will include curriculum in the areas of:
- Job Planning & Estimating
- Site Preparation & Reinforcement
- Installation of Masonry Materials
- Fireplaces, Chimneys & Barbecues
- Job Site Safety
The California Contractors State License Board requires a minimum of four years journeyman-level experience in order to apply for a California Contractors license.
For more information on how to get your C-29 Masonry license, call us at 800 303-4691.