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Apply for a Contractors License - Exam Required

This section will provide information about the original exam application process. It will also help you understand the issuance requirements. Make sure to read through Step 1, as it provides critical information you should know before applying.

Step 1: Before Applying for the Examination

This step gives you information you should know before submitting an application.

Step 2: Applying for the Examination

This step helps you understand how to apply for the examination.

Step 3: Qualifying Experience for the Examination

This step explains what experience qualifies for the contractor's examination.

Step 4: My Original Exam Application was Rejected

This section will help you understand the process if your application is rejected.

Step 5: My Original Exam Application was Accepted

This step helps you understand the process when your exam application is approved.

Step 6: Get Fingerprinted/Live Scan

This step will answer questions about how to get fingerprinted and about CSLB's criminal background review process.

Step 7: Studying for the Examination

This step provides Study Guides for preparing for your examination.

Step 8: Issuing My License

This step gives you information as to what you will need to submit to get your license issued.

Step 9: Check Application Status

This step explains how you check the status on your Application.