Terrazzo Contractor (Commercial)
License required in 23 states
33rd most burdensome licensing requirements among moderate-income occupations
70th most heavily regulated occupation among moderate-income occupations
What They DoTerrazzo contractors contract with clients to apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment or marble chips to floors, stairways and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces. Typically, only contractors require licenses, not the terrazzo workers and finishers who work for them. In some states, licensing requirements differ based on the setting. Those with a residential license may work only on residential properties, while those with a commercial license may work on commercial properties. Other states require the same license regardless of the setting, and this report records that license in both settings. Many states have contract minimums before the contractor’s license applies. See Appendix B for details.
Twenty-three states license terrazzo contractors working on commercial properties. Nine states require between two and five years of experience working under a licensed contractor. Alabama and Mississippi require completion of three contracted jobs. Twelve states require no experience. On average, states require 482 days of education and experience, $364 in fees ($1,033 in Nevada), and around one exam. These high barriers give commercial terrazzo contractors the 33rd most burdensome requirements of the 102 occupations studied.
States Ranked by Average Licensing Burden for 102 Lower-Income Occupations
More Burdensome Less BurdensomBased on data released in November 2017
|Burden Rank||State||States Licensed||Fees||Estimated Calendar Days Lost||Education||Experience||Exams||Minimum Grade||Minimum Age|
|5||Oregon||23||$385||1463||16 clock hours||4 years||1||0||18|
|7||Virginia||23||$320||731||8 clock hours||2 years||1||0||18|
|8||Utah||23||$477||733||20 clock hours||2 years||1||0||0|
|9||South Carolina||23||$250||730||2 years||1||0||0|
|10||Mississippi||23||$640||67||3 jobs, contractors||2||0||0|
|11||Alabama||23||$492||67||3 jobs, contractors||2||0||0|
|13||Rhode Island||23||$200||1||5 clock hours||0||0||18|