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CSLB's website provides comprehensive information about applying for a state contractor license. As a condition of licensure, an applicant must take and pass law and business and trade examinations. (Exception: A trade examination is not required for the C-61 Limited Specialty classification.) Under certain conditions, a waiver of the examination(s) may be granted. Final determination as to whether the applicant meets the requirements for the examination or the criteria for the waiver is made during the application review process.
Read a CSLB Industry Alert to licensees and license applicants.
This section provides information about CSLB's program for those who are transitioning from military service to civilian employment.
This section provides information about CSLB's reciprocity program with Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
This is where you can look up the processing status of your application.
This section provides study guides and resources to help you prepare for your licensing exam.
After you pass your license examination, you must take the abestos open book exam and sign the verification form. Submit the completed verification form with your renewal or bond verification and license fee notice. If you do not submit this form, CSLB cannot process your license.
Mail your documents to:
Contractors State License Board
P.O. Box 269074
Sacramento, CA 95826-9074