(C-61) Specialty Contractor


(a) Limited specialty is a specialty contractor classification limited to a field and scope of operations of specialty contracting for which an applicant is qualified other than any of the specialty contractor classifications listed and defined in this article.

(b) An applicant classified and licensed in the classification Limited Specialty shall confine activities as a contractor to that field or fields and scope of operations set forth in the application and accepted by the Registrar or to that permitted by Section 831.

(c) Upon issuance of a C-61 license, the Registrar shall endorse upon the face of the original license certificate the field and scope of operations in which the licensee has demonstrated qualifications.

(d) A specialty contractor, other than a C-61 contractor, may perform work within the field and scope of the operations of Classification C-61, provided the work is consistent with established usage and procedure in the construction industry and is related to the specialty contractor’s classification.

The CSLB has listed the C-61 classifications into “D” subcategories for administrative tracking.

ALL C-61 Specialty or (D) contractors are ONLY required to pass the Law and Business exam!

Law and Business Practice Quiz: A 10 question exam to see where you stand.

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Course Materials

All C-61 Specialty or (D) contractors are ONLY required to pass the LAW & BUSINESS Exam.

Each student enrolled in the Law and Business examination preparation course, receives the following study materials:

1) The Law and Business Manual 

2) The Audio & Video Lectures:

  • Ch 1 License Law
  • Ch 2 Mechanics Lien
  • Ch 3 The Labor Code
  • Ch 4 Business Management
  • Law and Business Review Questions

3) The Law & Business Practice Exams:

  • Five Simulated exams
  • Exam Update

4) NEW! Law and Business Contractor’s Computer-Assisted Practice Tests

The Law & Business Exam: All CLC Law and Business preparation programs utilize our proven combination of Instructional Textbooks with corresponding Audio and Video support materials and Online Practice Exams.

If you are NOT currently a licensed contractor you are required to take and pass BOTH the Trade Exam and the Law and Business Exam

PART 2 The Trade & The Law Exam

Our Law Manual, Audio and Video Programs and Computerized Final Exam are designed to work seamlessly together and are key to helping you memorize our study materials and pass your State exam.

There are two parts to the examination process. ALL qualifying individuals unless they already hold a contractors license must pass BOTH the standard Law and Business examination as well as a second test covering the specific Trade or Certification Area for which they are applying.

General Information: (LAW) Course Materials

Law and Business Manual – is conveniently broken into four separate chapters, each with its own Glossary of Terms. The manual is written in layperson’s language and includes sample forms as well as summaries and checklists to help students prepare for the State Exam. There are no complicated legal codes to decipher. Each section of the Law and Business manual is also backed up with both video and audio lectures to further broaden your understanding and expose you to multiple methods of explanation and memorization.

Audio/Video  Law and Business Lectures:  Cover each chapter of the Law and Business Manual and the Law and Business Review questions in the back of the manual. All of the lectures are available in both audio and video formats.

The Law and Business Practice Questions: Please be sure that you study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The Law and Business Online Practice Tests: Our exam simulation software program loads directly onto your computer and presents questions one at a time, automatically scores your exam, presents you with a grade, and lists each question answered incorrectly along with the correct answer.