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C-4 Painting and Decorating Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

The Nevada State Contractors Board requires C-4 license applicants to pass the C-4 Painting and Decorating Contractor Exam and the Contractor Management Survey Exam during the application process. We offer online education prepare you to pass both exams on your first attempt. Our bundles include all of the books you need to study for the exam, online exam prep, and study guides to help you pick out the most important information. Hit the button below to check out our courses, or keep scrolling to find out more information about the license and what else the state requires to obtain a license.

We are always here to help you with any step of the licensing or renewal process. You can send us a message, find us on social media, or call us directly. We have helped countless professionals obtain a license and we would love the opportunity to help you Accelerate and Advance Your Career.

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Painting and Decorating Contractor in Nevada
  • C-4 Painting and Decorating Contractor License

    A person who holds a classification C-4 license may, apply any type of paint, varnish, shellac, stain, protective coatings and wax, attach papers, fabrics and plastics to the surfaces of buildings and their appurtenances, examine and prepare surfaces for painting and wallcovering, and install drywall, metal studs and acoustical tile.

  • C-4A Painting Contractor License

    The application of all paints, varnishes, protective coatings, shellacs, stains and other pigment by brush, spray or roller.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Painting Contractor Experience RequirementsExperience & Education
  • Applicants who wish to have their experience considered during the application process must include education and work records in the completed application. This step is important to the application process, as it allows the board to determine the level and amount of work that may be performed by the applicant. More information may be found in the application.
Painting Contractor Legal RequirementsLegal
  • Designate a Qualifying Party
  • Be registered with the Nevada Secretary of State
  • Provide proof of General Liability Insurance
  • Provide Current Financial Statement
Painting Contractor Exam RequirementsExaminations
  • Pass the C-4 Painting and Decorating Contractor Exam or the C-4A Painting Contractor Exam
  • Pass the Contractor Management Survey Exam

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Nevada State Contractors Board at 702-486-1100 or visit their website.

No continuing education is required for renewal. Nevada has reciprocity agreements for the trades exams with Arizona, California, and Utah.

With RocketCert, our education is written but a combination of professional educators and industry experts. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

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 and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 855-205-5827 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through Nevada State Contractors Board to obtain your C-4 Painting and Decoration License.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-205-5827.

C-4 Painting and Decorating Contractor Exam C-4 Painting and Decorating Contractor

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35 correct
  • Time: 2 hours

Topics include: Materials; Surface Preparation; Application; Tools; Problems and Prevention; Safety; Drywall; Color

C-4A Painting Contractor Exam C-4A Painting Contractor

  • Total Questions: 30
  • Passing Score: 21 correct
  • Time: 1 hours

Topics include: Materials; Surface Preparation; Application; Tools; Problems and Prevention; Color

Contractor Management Survey Exam Contractor Management Survey Examination

  • Total Questions: 60 Scored, 3 Non-scored
  • Passing Score: 45 correct
  • Time: 120 minutes, 6 minutes

Topics include: Licensing; Estimating and Bidding; Liens Law; Financial Management; Tax & Labor Laws; Project Management; Contracts; Risk Management

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Nevada Painting and Decorating exams are closed book. Below you can find the books to study for the exam along with our online exam prep course.

The exam prep includes math, plan reading, study guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day.
  • Study Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Professional Test-Taking Tips - This section includes test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

C-4 & C-4A Painting and Decorating Contractor Exam Prep

Books to study for the C-4 & C-4A exams (Closed Book):

PDCA Craftsman Manual & Textbook - 8th Edition

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OSHA 1926

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The Contractor Management Survey Examination must also be passed (Open Book):

Nevada Contractor Management Survey Online Exam Prep

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Nevada Construction Business and Law Manual

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

2 Book Tab Bundle

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1 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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Why should I choose RocketCert?

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