Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor License

The Landscaping (C-27) Contractor License allows you to work with:

  • Prepare plots of land for architectural horticulture
  • Decorative treatment and arrangement
  • Gardens
  • Lawns
  • Shrubs
  • Vines
  • Bushes
  • Trees
  • Decorative vegetation
  • Conservatories
  • Hot and green houses
  • Drainage and sprinkler systems
  • Rockscaping
  • Ornamental pools
  • Fountains
  • Ornamental walls
  • Fences
  • Walks
  • Hydro mulching
  • Ground cover and for containment of soil
  • Electrical wiring less than 24 volts

How to Get the Landscaping (C-27) Contractor’s License in Hawaii?

  1. Meet the experience requirements: Be not less than 18 years of age, have 4 years of supervisory experience within the past 10 years, and be employed by a licensed contracting entity
  2. Register with the Hawaii Business Registration Division
  3. Possess a good reputation for honesty, truthfulness, financial integrity, and fair dealing
  4. Obtain liability and workers' compensation insurance
  5. Employ a licensed individual who is designated Responsible Managing Employee (RME)
  6. Attach the application fee (non-refundable) to your application
  7. Fill & submit your Application to the Honolulu Office on or before the first Tuesday of the month, two months prior to the scheduled meeting date
  8. Send a current (not more than a year old) Financial Statement accompanied by an independent accountant's report
  9. Provide a credit report for each officer, partner, manager, or member, (from a credit reporting agency issued not more than 6 months ago) covering at least the previous 5 years
  10. Complete a Hawaii State Tax Clearance (issued not more than 6 months old) with an original State of Hawaii Department of Taxation stamp
  11. Submit a filed-stamped copy of current trade name registration approved by the Hawaii Business Registration Division (if you intend to use a trade name)
  12. Once approved by the board, schedule your exam with the testing provider
  13. After passing the examination, the Hawaii Contractors License Board will reach out to you to satisfy all license requirements, such as Workers' Compensation Insurance, Liability & Property Damage Insurance, place of business, and any other fees. Once those requirements are met, the board will issue you a license

Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and Business and Law exams, including the official reference lists.

Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; closed book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 120 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75%
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Irrigation Systems (10)
    • Trees and Shrubs (6)
    • Grass and Ground Cover (8)
    • Drainage and Grading (8)
    • Hardscaping, including Fences (4)
    • Regional Plants (5)
    • Soils and Amendments (4)
    • Low Voltage (5)
  • PSI© Landscaping (C-27) Official Content Outline

Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor Business and Law Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; closed book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 180 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 75%
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Business Organization (3)
    • Contract Management (12)
    • Estimating and Bidding (10)
    • Financial Management (7)
    • Labor Laws (5)
    • Licensing (7)
    • Lien Law (5)
    • Project Management (9)
    • Risk Management (8)
    • Safety - OSHA (6)
    • Tax Laws (5)
    • Public Works Laws (3)
  • PSI© Business and Law Official Content Outline

Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Landscaping (C-27) and Business and Law exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • HAWAII LANDSCAPING (C-27) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $454.44
  • HAWAII LANDSCAPING (C-27) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $544.44

Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Contractor Exam Books

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Hawaii Landscaping (C-27) Business and Law Exam Books

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