Application For Original Contractors License
Am I required to take the examination?
- If you do not currently or have not previously served as a qualifying individual for the same
classification being applied for, or within the past five years have not passed the law and/or
trade examinations, you will be required to take and pass the Examination for licensure.
- If you currently serve, or within the past five years have served, as a qualifying individual for
the same classification being applied for on a license in good standing, or within the past five
years have passed the law and trade examinations for licensure, as outlined in Business and Professions Code section
No Examination will be required.
- Waiver provisions for the examination are outlined in Business and Professions (B&P) Code section
You must meet all of the conditions of the appropriate section for the
Waiver Provision to apply.
In some cases, only the trade exam may be waived.
Currently, waiver provisions defined in B&P Code section
may be granted under subsections 7065.1(b) and 7065.1(c). While 7065.1(a) also provides for waiver
of the exam, the Registrar exercised his authority to suspend waivers under this section.
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