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Passing the Plastering License Test on your first try is simple if you have the right information. In California, thousands of plastering contractors apply for the C-35 license test each year.
The Contractor State License Board offers 73 different classifications in addition to the C-35 license. Read this to see if you qualify to get an exam date.
I have helped thousands of people pass the exam on their first try, and these 5 Quick tips are based on the information I have gathered over the years that I know works.
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Preparation is everything, many tradesman I work with apply for the exam without actually knowing what will be on the test. Taking the time to look at some basic information about the exam is very helpful.
The C-35 Plastering License exam includes:
Plastering Contractors should be familiar with Law & Business.
Go here, for a complete guide to the Contractor License LAW concepts you must know to pass the C-35 license exam.
While running a contractor license school, I noticed that the biggest difficulty my students faced was that most of them had not taken an exam in years.
1. How many square yards of plaster will be required to plaster fifteen 12’ high round columns with a 3’ diameter?
a) 565 sq. yds.
b) 240 sq. yds.
c) 188 sq. yds.
d) 113 sq. yds.
2. What is the recommended mixing time when using a mixer to prepare plastic Portland cement plaster for a brown coat?
a) 1 - 2 minutes
b) 3 – 5 minutes
c) 18 – 24 minutes
d) 25 – 30 minutes
Test questions are great, but relying on them as your only study source is a big mistake. If you are not into reading, you can find C-35 license exam study books in audio or video format.
Practice test questions for the plastering license exam do not give you the theory behind what the question is asking you. Use a book or study guide as a reference.
Exam prep books for the C-35 plastering license cover a wide range of topics. They can also be incredibly helpful to refresh your memory on core topics you may have forgotten. Free contractor license study guides often cover just a snapshot of what you need to know.
Invest in yourself and look for C-35 license study guides that cover topics such as:
Contractor Classes are only LAW & BUSINESS classes for construction contractors.
Contractor license schools offer state specific exam prep classes that cover the basics of construction LAW. It is essential to understand the distinction between a contractor license and a trade school.
The C-35 license exam is for journey level tradesman who has a solid understanding of the lathing and plastering trade. Contractor classes are not meant to teach you your trade. Contractor Classes are highly beneficial for those of us who haven't been in school for a while
Contractor Classes are:
Contractor License schools offer several services that can help you get everything taken care of quickly and easily.
Check out this article for a more in depth look at how to choose the right school!
You are trying to get the C-35 license to make more money, achieve a goal or move up in some way. It is totally understandable if the idea of taking an exam is intimidating.
If you commute, invest in an audio program, you can listen while you drive. If you are a native Spanish speaker and prefer to watch a recorded class, invest in a bilingual program.
There are a lot of options out there to get you the information you need to know so you can get where you want to be FAST!
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