C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor Exam Prep Course

Pass the C-15 Trade Exam: Easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Commit to passing your California C-15 Contractor exam. Prepare for your exam at home, on your own schedule. Utilize our multimedia resources to “Read, Watch, Listen, Learn, and PASS!”

Step 2: CSLB Application Assistance: We’re here to help you complete your C-15 contractor application correctly. Call us for personalized guidance and ensure a smooth application process.

Step 3: Study and Succeed – Proven Results: Our clients typically pass their trade exam on the first attempt. Your success is our goal. Follow the Plan and Pass Your Exam!”

All qualifying individuals must also pass the California Contractor Law & Business Exam (sold separately below)


* Shipping fees apply for the options not fully online.

SKU: N/A Category:

Pass Your C-15 Contractor (Trade Exam)

  • Aim to Pass: Aim to pass the C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering trade exam on your very first try.
  • Unbeatable Course: Experience California’s most effective & affordable C-15 contractors’ license course.
  • Proven Track Record: Our clients consistently pass their C-15 contractor trade exams, making us a trusted choice for exam preparation.

Pass your C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor exam:

Online Flexible Study Plan:

  • Comprehensive Manual: Dive into our industry-leading C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering contractor exam preparation manual.
  • Master Multiple-Choice: Learn strategies to dominate multiple-choice exams.
  • Multimedia Learning: Engage with audio and video content featuring industry experts discussing General Trade Knowledge, Math Review, and Title 8 Health and Safety Rules.
  • Question Bank: Access hundreds of researched exam questions and answers.
  • Interactive Tools: Use virtual flashcards and non-graded quizzes to reinforce key concepts.
  • Online Practice Exams: Test your knowledge with online timed practice exams.
  • First-Time Success: Aim to pass your C-15 Contractor exam on your first attempt.

🌟 The Most Effective Course in California at any price!

  • Online Advantage: Our multimedia course allows you to study at your pace and is the most affordable method for passing the C-15 Contractor License Exam.

Hassle-Free Application Process:

  • Paperwork Assistance: We’ll guide you through the CSLB application process.
  • Expert Help: Email us for personalized assistance and a free line-by-line review of your application before submission to the state. TLC is here to help to make your CSLB Application easier than ever!

Exam Success:

  • Pass Rate: Our students have a high success rate if they take our course to its entirety. If you have failed in the past, we are here to help increase that score with the latest updated information specific to your trade.
  • Exam Scheduling: Once your application is approved and you are ready, schedule your exam through PSI. (Refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for more details. PSI – C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Candidate Information Bulletin

IT’S A FACT! When you read somethingwatch somethinghear somethingand then put that information to use – ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS  & ONLINE EXAMS, your ability to retain our study materials increases exponentially!

Course Details: C-15 Contractor (Trade Exam)

  • Online Study: Skip the commute and study comfortably from your home or office.
  • Convenience: Our courses are designed to fit into your busy schedule, allowing you to prepare at your own pace.
  • Proven and Affordable: Rely on our proven methods to pass the C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor exam without breaking the bank.

California C-15 Contractor (Trade Exam)

Select Your Course Format:

Please choose the format that best suits your learning style & needs, & take advantage of our comprehensive study materials to prepare effectively for your C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor trade exam.

  • eCourse: Online Manual: (Read Only) + A/V & Testing:

    • The Course is 100% Online
    • Online Manual (not printable)
    • Online A/V (Audio/Video)
    • Online Practice Testing
  •  or Printed Manual + Online A/V & Testing:

    • Printed Manual
    • Online A/V (Audio/Video)
    • Online Practice Testing
  •  or Printed Manual + CDs, DVDs, & Online Testing:

    • Printed Manual
    • CDs & DVDs
    • Online Practice Testing

Included In Each Course Format:

Each of our C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor License Trade Exam Courses includes the following study materials as outlined below.

  • Trade-Specific Manuals or eManuals: Comprehensive guides covering all relevant topics.
  • Audio Lectures: Listen to expert insights and explanations.
  • Video Lectures: Visualize key concepts through video content.
  • Flash Card Mode: Test your knowledge with virtual flashcards.
  • Online Practice Exams: Take multiple-timed practice exams.

California C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor Exam Trade Manual

The California C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering exam manual briefly covers essential topics of the California C-15 exam’s trade section.

  • Broad Coverage: This manual provides a concise overview of essential topics for the California C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering exam’s trade section, including Plans and Estimating, Jobsite Preparation, Carpet, Resilient Coverings, Laminate Floors, and Hardwood Floors
  • Code Summaries: Gain insights from summarized sections of the Title 8 Health & Safety Orders.

Inside The Study Guide:

  • Math Review: Get a solid foundation with an introduction to construction math, covering estimating formulas, measurement units, elementary geometry, and the architect’s scale.
  • General Trade Knowledge: This section provides the basic trade information needed to pass the C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering trade exam.
  • Health and Safety: Become familiar with Title 8 and other essential safety regulations and practices.
  • C-8 Exam Review Questions: Read and understand each question and read every word of the explanation. The principle behind the question is your key to success.

Audio/Video Lectures

  • Flexible Formats: Choose between streaming online audio & video files or opt for CDs & DVDs.
  • Expert Instruction: Learn from instructors with decades of experience, covering key C-15 exam concepts in depth. Lectures include Math Formulas, Plans & Specifications, General Trade Knowledge & Review Questions, and Title 8 Health & Safety Orders.

Latest Online C-8 Study Questions and Online Practice Exams

Virtual Flashcards:

  • Randomized Questions:  keep your study sessions fresh and engaging via online flashcards.
  • Progress Tracking: Know where you stand and what you’ve mastered.
  • Exclude Mastered Questions: Focus only on what you need to learn.

Trade Practice Exams and Updated Questions:

  • Three Timed General Exams: Each practice exam consists of 120 questions, allowing you to practice under timed conditions. *Includes an updated exam with the most current questions.
  • Two Title 8 Health & Safety Tests: Specialized tests to ensure you’re prepared for all aspects of the C-8 exam.
  • Inclusive Trade Practice Questions: Each course includes practice questions complete with questions, answers, and in-depth explanations to deepen your understanding of trade concepts.
  • Updated Questions: Stay current with the latest General Knowledge, Health and Safety, and trade-specific updates.
  • Test & Expand Knowledge: Our questions are designed not just to test your existing knowledge but to expand upon it through detailed explanations.

Contractor Exam Application Assistance

  • Free Form Review: Request a free review of your completed contractor exam application to ensure it’s error-free before you submit it to the state.
  • Direct Assistance: All students enrolled in our C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering course can call us at (866) 685-8564 or email support@thompsonlearningco.com for personalized assistance in completing the application.

One-Year Unlimited Access

  • All-Inclusive Resources: Gain unrestricted access to all online eManuals, audio/video materials, and practice exams.
  • 365 Days of Access: Unlike other schools that limit you to 30, 90, or 180 days, we offer a full year of access to all online course materials, ensuring you have ample time to prepare.

CSLB C-15 Trade Exam Content & Source Material

  • In-Depth Overview: Gain a comprehensive understanding of what the C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor trade exam entails.
  • Reference Compilation: Access a complete compilation of all reference materials used for the exam, ensuring you have all the resources you need.
  • Scope Outline: Understand the full scope of work covered under the C-15 contractor classification so you know exactly what to expect.

The C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering exam: Seven Major Sections.

Section 1. Planning and Estimating (20%)

  • Evaluating plans and specifications
  • Evaluating material characteristics
  • Performing job-related calculations
  • Evaluating Job Site Readiness

Section 2. Subfloor Evaluation and Preparation & Material Acclimation (24%)

  • Removing existing flooring
  • Evaluating and preparing subfloor for installation
  • Testing subfloor for moisture
  • Installing underlayments
  • Material acclimation

Section 3. Carpet Installation (10%)

  • Installing tack strip, cushions, and trim
  • Cutting and laying out carpet
  • Seaming and sealing carpet
  • Installing carpet
  • Installing and replacing moldings, etc.

Section 4. Resilient & Rubber Flooring Installation (13%)

  • Cutting and laying out sheet goods for installation
  • Using adhesives
  • Rolling and sealing sheet goods
  • Installing laminate, trim, and transitions

Section 5. Laminate Flooring Installation (8%)

  • Cutting and laying out laminates
  • Installing laminate, trim, and transitions

Section 6. Wood Flooring Installation (11%)

  • Performing moisture tests
  • Cutting and laying out wood
  • Installing wood flooring and trim
  • Filling and sanding wood
  • Finishing wood

Section 7. Safety (14%)

  • Applying personal safety procedures
  • Applying job safety procedures
  • Operating tools and equipment safely
  • Safe handling and disposal of products

*Percentages are approximate

C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Exam Source Material:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications for the creation of the Flooring and Floor Covering Contractor exam. California codebooks can be viewed online: www.bsc.ca.gov

Armstrong Guaranteed Installation System Manual F-5061. Armstrong Flooring.
PHONE: (888) 276-7876
INTERNET: www.carpet-rug.org

CRI Carpet Installation Standard. The Carpet and Rug Institute, Inc.
PHONE: (706) 278-3176
INTERNET: www.pergo.com

NWFA Technical Guidelines & Publications. National Wood Flooring Association.
PHONE: (800) 422-4556
INTERNET: www.nwfa.org

Pergo Installation Essentials Guide For Laminate Flooring. Pergo, Inc.
PHONE: (800) 337-3746
INTERNET: www.pergo.com

Installation Brochures. Congoleum Corporation.
PHONE: (609) 584-3601
INTERNET: www.congoleum.com

State of California General Industry & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA) and State of California Construction & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA). 2022. California Code of Regulations, Title 8. Mancomm.
PHONE: (877) 626-2666
INTERNET: www.mancomm.com

*Publisher information is current as of 11/22

CSLB Scope for the Flooring & Floor Covering Contractor Classification:

California Code of Regulations Title 16, Division 8, Article 3. Classifications

C-15 Flooring and Floor Covering Contractor prepares any surface for the installation of flooring and floor coverings and installs carpet, resilient sheet goods, resilient tile, wood floors & flooring (including the finishing and repairing thereof), as well as any other materials established as flooring and floor covering material, except ceramic tile.

Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)

Add the California Law & Business Course

Required For Your Original Contractors License

We offer our California contractor exam study materials as two separate courses. (Each course is sold separately).

  1. C-15 TRADE EXAM.

Pass the Law & Business Exam

Pass the Law & Business Exam for Your Original Contractor’s License

  • Law & Business Exam Focus: This exam concentrates on California Contractor Law and best business practices.
  • Path to Success: To qualify for your first contractor’s license, you must pass both the TRADE and LAW exams. Utilize our resources to “Read, Watch, Listen, Learn, and PASS!”

Prepare for both exams to ensure you meet all the requirements for your original contractor’s license. With the right resources and study habits, you’re on your way to becoming a licensed contractor.


* Shipping fees apply for the options not fully online.

SKU: N/A Category:

Free C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Practice Quiz!

  • Try a free practice quiz to see what types of questions you’ll get on the C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering exam.
  • Similar to Actual Test Questions: These free practice questions are designed to be similar to those on the real exam.

Use this free test to get a preview of the types of questions found on the exam.

Welcome to your free C-15 Flooring & Floor Covering Quiz

REQUIRED - Enter your email address to receive a printable copy of your test results.
When using a scribe to cut a top-set base for an outside corner in an installation of resilient flooring, the cut should be beveled at an angle of__________.

Preformed cove (top-set) base for resilient goods is available in rubber and vinyl materials. Of the two, rubber base is__________.

Which of the following is the proper way to use a hook blade knife?

What does VOC mean in regard to wood flooring?

Carpet on stairs should run:

What is the allowed variation in subloor flatness when installing laminate floors?

You are laying laminate flooring and the square footage is known. How much should be added for waste?

What is the proper procedure for dealing with end cuts in a laminate floor?

Which of the following determines the type of trowel to use?

Which of the following trowels delivers the most adhesive?

What sort of PPE (personal protective equipment) is recommended when using cleaning solvent?

What should be done with lifelines, safety harnesses, and shock-absorbing lanyards that have been subjected to impact loading?

What is the longest standard length of a scaffold plank?

On a 120V circuit, what color is the (protective) ground wire?

What is the minimum distance apart that acetylene and oxygen cylinders must be stored?

Which of the following is a correct method for storing acetylene cylinders?

Which of the following is the best choice for hoisting a full gas cylinder?

Cylinders containing ______ shall not be taken into confined spaces.

A dry chemical or carbon dioxide fire extinguisher rated at least ______ must be kept near operations where bottled fuel gases are being used.

No more than ______ of paints, solvents, and chemicals may be stored in a room unless an approved safety storage cabinet is present.