C-27 – Landscaping Contractor

California Contractors License Classification:
C-27 Landscaping Contractor

The C-27 Landscaping License is applicable to individuals doing design, installations and maintenance of landscaping for commercial and residential properties. This trade requires a variety of skills such as planting of shrubs, flowers, trees, installation of lawns, sprinkler systems, drainage systems and fountains, and an understanding of horticulture and the proper maintenance of the many design elements used in landscaping. As a C-27 licensed contractor you will need to know the law and business aspects of running your own landscaping company and be able to work directly with clients.

The Contractors State License Board defines a landscape contractor as someone who constructs, maintains, repairs, installs or subcontracts the development of landscape systems and facilities for public and private gardens and other areas which are designed to aesthetically, architecturally, horticulturally, or functionally improve the grounds within or surrounding a structure or a tract or plot of land. In connection therewith, a landscape contractor prepares and grades plots and areas of land for the installation of any architectural, horticultural and decorative treatment or arrangement. California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)

As a C-27 Licensed Contractor you will be able to expand your availability to larger and more profitable jobs doing such projects as:

  • Landscape Design and Installation
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Bed Design and Installation
  • Irrigation and Sprinkler Installation
  • Retaining Walls and Terraces
  • Walkways
  • Water Features
  • Arbors
  • Lawn, Tree & Shrub Maintenance

At Contractors State License Services we can assist you in passing the C-27 Landscaping 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-27 exam materials will include curriculum in the areas of:

  • Landscape Design
  • Job Estimation
  • Site Preparation
  • Hardscape Installation
  • Irrigation System Installation
  • Plant Material Installation & Landscaping Maintenance
  • Job Site Safety

The California Contractors State License Board requires a minimum of four years journeyman level experience to apply for a California Contractors license.