Construction Trade Research Area

(C-54) Ceramic and Mosaic Tile

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Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA  95826
Phone:  (800) 321-2752
Outside CA: (916) 255-3900

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of Questions
Planning and Estimating 19
Preparation for Tile and Stone Installations 22
Installation and Repairs 30
Specialty Tile Installations 18
Worker and Job Site Safety 11

Time Allowed (Hours)  

The California License Board does not publish the passing score. According to the Blueprint for Becoming a California Licensed Contractor, "You will be informed at the test site about the percentage of correct answers needed to pass each examination."
The qualifying individual for a contractor’s license is required to pass the written Law and Business and trade examinations unless he or she meets the requirements for a waiver.

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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Installation, 2013, Tile Council of North America. Buy from Publisher
2. ANSI A108/A118/A136.1 - Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile, 2013, Tile Council of America, Inc. Buy from Publisher
3. Dimension Stone Design Manual, Marble Institute of America.  
4. Cal/OSHA Construction Safety Orders. California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4. Doc Link
5. Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders with Selected Electrical Safety Orders, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7. Doc Link
6. California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5), 2013, (Based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code), ICC. Buy from Publisher
7. NTCA Reference Manual and Specifications, 2014/2015, National Tile Contractors Association. Buy from Publisher

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Some California specialty trades will not be offered because of overpriced, non-standardized, proprietary book titles that can only be used for licenses in this jurisdiction

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