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License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Terrazzo Contractor (Residential)


License required in 8 states
43rd most burdensome licensing requirements
76th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)


Terrazzo workers and finishers apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment or marble chips to floors, stairways and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

Typically, only terrazzo contractors require licenses, not those who work for them. Licensing requirements differ based on the scope of the work. Those with a residential license may work only on residential properties, while those with a commercial license may work on commercial properties. In some states, work on commercial properties requires a general contractor's license that is not specific to terrazzo finishing; the requirements are generally the same as a commercial license, and they are treated the same here.


Eight states license residential terrazzo contractors, and again most of these demand only fees or other minimal requirements. Four states impose experience or training requirements that range from three years in Arizona to only two days in Oregon. Five states require exams.

(Last updated May 2, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Arizona $833 1,095 1 0 0
2 Maryland $379 730 1 0 0
3 Michigan $235 12 2 0 18
4 Oregon $345 2 1 0 18
5 Louisiana $340 0 2 0 0
6 Mississippi $200 0 2 0 0
7 New Jersey $90 0 0 0 0
8 Pennsylvania $50 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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