California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Contractor License

The California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) contractor license allows you to install protective coatings, vehicle stops, guard rails and mechanical devices, directional lines, buttons, markers, signs and arrows on the horizontal surface of any game court, parking facility, airport, highway or roadway constructed of concrete, asphalt or similar material. This license includes the surface preparatory work necessary for the application of protective coatings but does not include the re-paving of these surfaces.

How to get the Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) contractor's license in California?

  1. Determine Eligibility: Each license requires a qualifier who directly supervises and controls the construction operations conducted under the license. Must be at least 18 years old and have four years minimum journeyperson, foreperson, supervising employee, or contractor work experience, in the last 10 years, in the Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) trade.
  2. Verifying Work Experience: After meeting the basic eligibility requirements, the qualifier could be randomly selected to provide documentation that they meet the minimum work experience requirements. Having this documentation ready beforehand can make this process easier if your application is selected for review. The experience listed on the application must be verifiable, and people with firsthand knowledge of that experience must certify the accuracy of the information provided to CSLB on the Certification of Work Experience form.
  3. Complete Application: Must fill out the Original Contractor, Additional Classification, or Replacing the Qualifying Individual application form.
  4. Submit Application and Required Fees: For the current list of fees visit the California CSLB Fees page .
  5. Fingerprint Requirement after CSLB Review of Application: For information on fingerprinting, visit the CSLB Fingerprinting Requirement page.
  6. Schedule the Exams: Once the application is submitted the CSLB will send you a 'Notice to Appear for Examination." Upon receipt, the business exam and a Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) exams must be scheduled and passed.
  7. Contractor Bond: All applicants must submit to CSLB a contractor bond or cash deposit payable to CSLB in the amount of $15,000. CSLB does not issue bonds.

The CSLB will either issue your license or contact you if they need further information.

California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Contractor License Exam

Below are the specifications (test type, academic content, etc.) for each exam needed to get the Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) contractor's license in California.

California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; closed book
  • Testing Company: CSLB
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Planning and Estimating (30%)
      • Evaluating project sites
      • Reading plans and specifications
      • Estimating materials and equipment
      • Estimating time and labor
      • Project coordination
    • Surface Coatings (16%)
      • Weather evaluation
      • Mix design
      • Surface preparation
      • Surface coating application
    • Striping and Pavement Markers (15%)
      • Weather evaluation
      • Layout
      • Removal of obsolete markings
      • Pavement and marker application
    • Special Applications (7%)
      • Game courts
      • Airports and heliports
      • Speed bumps, wheel stops, signage, and accessories
    • Incidental Pavement Repair (7%)
      • Pavement failure evaluation
      • Pavement removal and replacement
    • Safety (25%)
      • Traffic control
      • Personnel safety
      • Environmental safety
  • CSLB Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Study Guide

California Law and Business Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; closed book
  • Testing Company: CSLB
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Business Organization (10%)
      • Company organization
      • Project organization
    • Business Finances (15%)
      • Cash management
      • Budget and planning
      • Taxes
      • Financial reporting
    • Employment Requirements (12%)
      • Employment regulations
      • Evaluation and record-keeping
      • Payroll
    • Bonds, Insurance, and Liens (10%)
      • Bonds
      • Workers’ compensation insurance
      • Liens and other remedies
      • Other insurance
    • Contract Requirements and Execution (23%)
      • Bidding
      • Cost control
      • Contracts
      • Payments
    • Licensing Requirements (8%)
      • Business license
      • Contractor’s license
      • Activity regulation
    • Safety (15%)
      • Training and reporting requirements
      • General safety
      • Hazardous/unknown materials
    • Public Works (7%)
      • Prevailing wage requirements
      • Bonding requirements
      • Insurance requirements
  • CSLB Law and Business Study Guide

California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Contractor Book Set

The book set includes all source references for the California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Contractor exams. You can use these books to study for the exams but you are not allowed to bring these books in with you to the testing center. These tests will be closed-book. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • CALIFORNIA PARKING AND HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT (C-32) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

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  • CALIFORNIA PARKING AND HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT (C-32) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $1,118.29

California Parking and Highway Improvement (C-32) Contractor Exam Books

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