A ceramic and mosaic tile contractor prepares surfaces as necessary and installs glazed wall, ceramic, mosaic, quarry, paver, faience, glass mosaic and stone tiles; thin tile that resembles full brick, natural or simulated stone slabs for bathtubs, showers and horizontal surfaces inside of buildings, or any tile units set in the traditional or innovative tile methods, excluding hollow or structural partition tile.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Tile (C-54) Examination is divided into five major sections. These sections are:
1. Estimating and Planning (14%)
Blueprints, specifications, and estimating
Onsite evaluation, planning, and calculation of materials
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements
2. Substrate Preparation (30%)
Demolition and site protection
Crack isolation and expansion joints
Lath, wire, and other reinforcements
3. Tile Installation (31%)
Finished product protection
4. Stone Slab Fabrication and Installation (11%)
Job site measurements
5. Safety (14%)
Job site safety
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. Which of the following products is a cleavage membrane?
15 lb felt
2. How many square feet of tile is needed for an area that measures 2-1/2” by 4” on a plan that is 1/8” scale?
10 sq. ft.
160 sq. ft.
576 sq. ft.
640 sq. ft.
3. What information does a specification sheet contain?
Measurements and dimensions
Materials to be used in given areas
Tools and supplies needed for the work
Number of hours for each job phase
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*