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Plumbing Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

After obtaining the required 4 years of experience, potential licensees may complete an application packet and begin studying for the required exams.

Our home study exam prep kit is designed to help you pass your test the first time. It includes video lectures (online), practice tests (online), and a study manual (shipped to you). The online portions are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your California Plumbing Contractor License.

  • $199
    C-36 Plumbing
    Exam Prep
  • $199
    Law & Business
    Exam Prep
Individual studying for the California Plumbing Contractor Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed General Contractor in California
  • Plumbing Contractor License

    A plumbing contractor provides a means for a supply of safe water, ample in volume and of suitable temperature for the purpose intended and the proper disposal of fluid waste from the premises in all structures and fixed works.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Master  RequirementsPlumbing Contractor Pre-Qualifications

  • Pass the written Law and Business Examination and a specific trade examination
  • Have, within the last 10 years, at least four (4) years of experience in Plumbing work
    • The experience must be at no less than a journeyman level, or as a foreman, supervising employee, contractor, or owner-builder.
  • Meet specified bond, insurance, and other requirements for licensure with CSLB.
Master  RequirementsBond and Insurance Requirements

Contractor's Bond

  • All contractors must have a $15,000 contractor's bond on file with CSLB.
  • An additional $12,500 qualifying individual's bond must be filed for all contractors that are qualified by an RME
  • All LLC licenses are required to have an additional $100,000 employee/worker bond of file with CSLB for the benefit of workers employed by or contracted to work for an LLC.

Workers' Compensation Insurance

  • Workers' compensation is required when a contractor has employees. The Certificate of Insurance must be issued in the business name shown on the application.

LLC Liability Insurance

  • All LLC licenses are required to have liability insurance between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000, determined by the number of personnel of record on the license. For five (5) or fewer personnel, the amount is not less than $1 million. For each additional member of the personnel, the amount increases $100,000, up to a maximum of $5 million.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the California Contractors State License Board at 800-321-2752 or visit Board Website.

No continuing education is required for each renewal. Also, Plumbing Contractors have reciprocity agreements with Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada, and Utah.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass the exam on your first try. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep at an unbeatable price, so you can pass on your first attempt.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Submit a completed application packet to the California State Division to obtain pre-approval for the exam.


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through CSLB to obtain your California Plumbing License.


Which exam do I need to take?

You will be assigned a testing center (closest to you), date, and time for your exam once your application has been accepted.

It’s the exam! Plumbing Contractor (C-36)

Topics include (but not limited to):

  • Planning and Estimation
  • Rough-in and Top-out Plumbing Systems
  • Finish Plumbing Installations
  • Service, Repair, and Remodel Plumbing Systems
  • Safety
Exam details Business Law Exam

  • Topics include:
    • Business Organization
    • Business Finances
    • Employment Requirements
    • Bonds, Insurance, and Liens
    • Contract Requirements and Execution
    • Licensing Requirements
    • Safety
    • Public Works
  • Exam Prep

    How do I pass the exam?

    The California exams are closed book. The exam prep comes with a manual containing practice tests, online tests, and online videos.

    • Online Exam Manual - reviews basic math and estimating, CAL/OSHA regulations, and specific trade topics that are covered on State Exam
    • Online Practice Exams - includes Flash Cards, Non-Graded Quizzes, and Exam Simulations
    • Video Lectures - lectures by industry experts that guide you through the manual
    • 1 Year Access - If you need additional time, extensions are available for $69

    California C-36 Plumbing Online Exam Prep

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    • C-36 Online Exam Prep


    • Online exam manual
    • Online audio & video
    • E-book
    • Online practice tests
    • 1 Year access
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    California Law and Business Online Exam Prep

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    • California Law and Business Online Exam Prep


    • Online exam manual
    • Online audio & video
    • E-book
    • Online practice tests
    • 1 Year access
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    California Exam Paper Booklet

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    About Us

    Why should I choose RocketCert?

    At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 24/7. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select from the training below and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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    Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.


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