C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor Exam

Passing The C-32 Trade Exam is Easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Commit to passing your California C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement exam. Prepare to pass your C-32 trade exam at home, ONLINE.  “Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, &  PASS!“
  2. Apply to the CSLB. We will also help you with your C-32 application! Call us for assistance.
  3. Study. Our clients typically pass on their 1st attempt! “Follow the plan and pass your exam!“

All qualifying individuals must also pass their California Law & Business Exam (sold separately)


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Pass the C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement exam on your 1st attempt. Unleash the most effective and affordable C-32 contractors’ license course available in California. Our clients pass their C-32 Contractor trade exam.

Pass your C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor exam; it’s simple as 123!

ONE – Commit to becoming a C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor. Study at HOME, & on your schedule; Read, Listen, Watch, Learn, & PASS!

  1. Read our best in the industry C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement exam prep manual.
  2. Listen & watch as experts review Math & Title 8 Health & Safety Rules.
  3. Learn the art of dominating a four-question multiple-choice exam.
  4. PASS your C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement exam.

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TWO – Apply to the CSLB. We will help! New online tools will help you correctly fill out your original C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement contractor exam application. Fill out the form, call us for assistance, and schedule a free line-by-line review of your application before submission to the CSLB!

With our help, submitting a proper C-32 License application to the CSLB has never been easier!

THREE – Prepare for and pass your exam. Our students dramatically improve their test scores and pass their C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement contractor exam.

When ready to test, schedule your exam through PSI. Please read the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin for more information. PSI – C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement

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Study at home! Don’t waste time commuting to a classroom. Study conveniently in your home or office. Our courses are a proven, reliable, and affordable way to pass the C-32 Highway Improvement Contractor exam.


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eCourse – Online Manual (not printable)Streaming A/V (Audio/Video), & Online Testing

Or Printed Manual + Online A/V (Audio/Video) & Online Testing

Or Printed Manual + CDs, DVD’s, & Online Testing

Our C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor License Trade Exam Course includes the following course materials to maximize your study efforts.

  • Trade Specific Textbooks
  • Audio Lectures
  • Video Lectures
  • Online Practice Questions
  • Simulated Online Exams


The C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor exam manual covers the essential topics of the California C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor license exam. Topics include Traffic Control, Asphalt, Pavement Structure and Repair, Pavement Markers, Traffic Stripes and Pavement Markings, Airport Markings, Parking Area Design, Accessible Parking, Title 8 Health and Safety Orders, and Electrical Review Questions.

The C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor Study Guide contains the following sections;

  • MATH REVIEW: covers math and estimating formulas, units of measurement, elementary geometry, and the architect’s scale.
  • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: This contains basic trade information all students must know to pass the C-32 Trade exam.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY: Our comprehensive health and safety section familiarizes students with Cal/OSHA and other regulations and practices.
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS: Lists the most difficult questions, indexed to the relevant section of the manual.


Streaming online Audio/Video files or CDs & DVDs. Expert instructors with decades of experience cover fundamental C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio/video lectures cover Math Formulas and Title 8 Health & Safety lectures.


  • FLASHCARDS: Online flashcard program tracks your history and also allows you to exclude questions you have already learned.
  • PRACTICE EXAMS: Two final practice exams, each timed to simulate actual exam conditions. The course also includes two Cal/OSHA Health & Safety tests. (exams are approximately 125 questions each.) Our C-32 and Title 8 Health and Safety update list any new questions to reflect changing trends in exam focus.


Get help filling out your contractor exam application or request a free review of your completed form before submission. All students in our C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement course can call us at (866) 685 8564 for assistance.

ONE YEAR UNLIMITED ACCESS: To All Online eBooks, Audio/Video, Test Questions & Simulated Final Exams.

We provide complete access to all online course materials for an entire year. Other schools may offer only 90-day access to online tools in the hopes of charging you extra $ for extended access to study materials.

C-32 Highway Improvement Contractor exam course with C-32 Trade CD's DVDs & online practice tests


A detailed breakdown of the C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement contractor trade exam. A list of all the reference materials used to create the C-32 exam & the scope of the C-32 Highway Improvement contractor classification.

The C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Trade Exam Consists of Six Major Sections,

Section 1. Planning and Estimation (29% of C-32 Exam)

  • Evaluating project sites
  • Reading plans and specifications
  • Estimating materials and equipment
  • Estimating time and labor
  • Project coordination
  • Weather evaluation

Section 2. Surface Coatings (13% of C-32 Exam)

  • Mix design
  • Surface Preparation
  • Surface coating application

Section 3. Striping, Pavement Markers, Wheel Stops, and Other Accessories and Equipment (18% of C-32 Exam)

  • Layout
  • Removal of obsolete markings
  • Pavement and marker application
  • Speed bumps, wheel stops, signage, and accessories

Section 4. Special Applications (5% of C-32 Exam)

  • Game courts
  • Airports and heliports
  • Warehouses & factories

Section 5. Incidental Pavement Repair (6% of C-32 Exam)

  • Pavement failure evaluation and repair planning
  • Pavement removal and replacement
  • Warehouses and factories

Section 6. Safety (29% of C-32 Exam)

  • Traffic control
  • Personnel and job site safety
  • Environmental safety
  • Cal/OSHA safety requirements

*Percentages are approximate

C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Exam Source Material:

The CSLB utilizes the following publications to create the Highway Improvement exam. California codebooks can be viewed online: www.dgs.ca.gov/bsc

2022 Standard Plans. State of California Department of Transportation. Caltrans Publications Unit.
PHONE: (916) 654-2852
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov

2022 Standard Specifications. The state of California, Department of Transportation, Caltrans.
PHONE: (916) 654-2852
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov

Advisory Circular 150/5340-1M – Standards for Airport Markings. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration.
PHONE: (866) 835-5322
INTERNET: www.faa.gov

The Asphalt Handbook: Manual Series No. 4. Asphalt Institute.
PHONE: (859) 288-4960
INTERNET: www.asphaltinstitute.org

CalDAG 2020: California Disabled Accessibility Guidebook, An Interpretive Manual, and Checklist. Michael P. Gibbens.
PHONE: (805) 870-0900
INTERNET: www.theaccessguy.com

California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 2014 Edition, Revision 6. State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
PHONE: (916) 654-2852
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov/manuals

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

Underground Service Alert Guidelines. California Government Code 4216 and California Business & Professions Code 7110.
PHONE: (800) 642-2444 OR (800) 422-4133
INTERNET: www.usanorth811.org OR www.digalert.org

WATCH Book Work Area Traffic Control Handbook. BNI Building News.
PHONE: (888) 264-2665
INTERNET: www.bnibooks.com

* Publisher information is current as of 1/23

Official CSLB Description of Duties for a C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Contractor.

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

A parking and highway improvement contractor applies and installs protective coatings, vehicle stops, guard rails and mechanical devices, directional lines, buttons, markers, signs, and arrows on the horizontal surface of any game court, parking facility, airport, highway, or roadway constructed of concrete, asphalt or similar material. This classification includes the surface preparatory work necessary for the application of protective coatings but does not include the re-paving of these surfaces.

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



We offer our study materials as two separate courses;

  1. Course-1: C-32 TRADE EXAM.
  2. Course-2: LAW & BUSINESS EXAM. (Each Sold Separately)


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.


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Take a free Parking & Highway Improvement test. These free C-32 exam questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking the actual C-32 contractors exam.

You are off to a strong start if you readily answer seven or more questions correctly without guessing.
However, if you miss three or more questions, you risk failing the TRADE portion of the C-32 Exam.

Welcome to your free C-32 Parking & Highway Improvement Quiz

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During a seal coat job, what should a contractor do if rain is approaching?

A C-32 contractor refers to which of the following guidelines when determining highway construction sign location?

If one gallon of stripping paint covers 125 square feet, how many lineal feet of 4 inch wide stripping will it cover?

How many disabled accessible parking spaces must you have for a shopping center with 50 parking spaces?

Which of the following signs is used to designate "Van Accessible" parking spaces?

What is the minimum height of a handicap sign for a parking spot?

Where should you install the pole for the sign at a handicap parking space?

What is the correct way to close down 2 lanes of a 4-lane highway?

Is it necessary to apply two coats of paint when striping?

Which of the following is the most important to consider when adding the sealer into the mix?

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.

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