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Licensing requirements are for A (Engineering), B (Building), C (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Specialties), Journeyman (General and Residential Electrical), and HIS (Home Improvement Salesperson) classifications.
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 If you hold a valid contractors license in Arizona, Nevada or Utah, you may be able to get a California Contractors License without taking the trade portion of the exam.  Applicants must still qualify by taking and passing the Business and Law Examination.  For a complete list for all three states check the

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Statewide Classifications

 
 

Business Management

LAW

Law and Business

 
 

Engineering

A

General Engineering Contractor

 
 

General Builder

B

General Building

 
 

Specialty Trades

C-2

Insulation and Acoustical

C-4

Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting

C-5

Framing and Rough Carpentry

C-6

Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry

C-7

Low Voltage Systems

C-8

Concrete

C-9

Drywall

C-10

Electrical

C-11

Elevators

C-12

Earthwork and Paving

C-13

Fencing

C-15

Flooring and Floor Covering

C-16

Fire Protection

C-17

Glazing

C-20

Warm-Air Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

C-21

Building Moving and Demolition

C-23

Ornamental Metal

C-27

Landscaping

C-28

Lock and Security Equipment

C-29

Masonry

C-31

Construction Zone Traffic Control

C-32

Parking and Highway Improvement

C-33

Painting and Decorating

C-34

Pipeline

C-35

Lathing and Plastering

C-36

Plumbing

C-38

Refrigeration

C-39

Roofing

C-42

Sanitation System

C-43

Sheet Metal

C-45

Electrical Sign

C-50

Reinforcing Steel

C-51

Structural Steel

C-53

Swimming Pool

C-54

Ceramic and Mosaic Tile

C-55

Water Conditioning

C-57

Well Drilling

C-60

Welding

 

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