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CSLB Laws and Regulations

CSLB Precedent Decisions

List of decisions or parts of decisions that contain a significant legal or policy determination.


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Proposed Adoption of Class C-22 - Asbestos Abatement Contractor (California Code of Regulations Section 832.22) and Asbestos Classification and Certification Limitations and Examination Requirement (CCR Section 833)

Notice of Proposed Changes in the Regulations
Initial Statement of Reasons
Originally Proposed Language
15-Day Notice of Modified Text

Approved Elimination of Outdated Regulatory Language (California Code of Regulations Sections 811, 832.05, 832.06, 832.14, 832.35, and 854)

Approved Final Text - Effective October 1, 2013

Approved Blanket Performance and Payment Bond Regulations (California Code of Regulations Sections 858 858.9)

Approved Final Text Effective December 22, 2011


Approved Amendments to CSLB Licensing Fee Regulations

Approved Final Text - Effective December 18, 2010


Approved Class C-45 - Electrical Sign Contractor (California Code of Regulations Section 832.45), Class C-46 - Solar Contractor (CCR Section 832.46), Applicants May Be Re-Examined (CCR Section 842), and License Number Required in Advertising (CCR Section 861)

Approved Final Text - Effective December 30, 2009  |  PDF


Approved Class C-47 - General Manufactured Housing Contractor Regulations (California Code of Regulations Section 832.47)

Approved Final Text - Effective November 6, 2008 | PDF


Approved Assessment of Civil Penalties Regulations (California Code of Regulations Section 884)

Approved Final Text - Effective March 2, 2007


Approved Repeal of Credit for Experience (California Code of Regulations Section 829)

Repealed Text - Effective September 9, 2006


Approved Fingerprint Regulations

Approved Final Text
Fingerprint Q & A


Approved Substantial Relationship, Rehabilitation, and Reapplication Regulations (California Code of Regulations Sections 868, 869, 869.9)

Approved Final Text - Effective June 30, 2006


Suspension of 7065.1(a) Waiver of Exam

Effective September 1, 2003, the Registrar will begin to exercise his discretion regarding examination waivers pursuant to section 7065.1(a). This section of law permitted waiver of the exam for applicants who had been listed on a license in good standing for five of the past seven years. Applications postmarked after September 1, 2003, will be coded and processed as exam applications and the qualifier will be required to take the appropriate license exam. All applications postmarked September 1 or before will be processed as waiver applications where appropriate.

NOTE: Waiver of the exam will continue under circumstances described in Contractors License Law sections 7065, 7065.1(b) and (c), 7065.2, 7065.3 and 7065.4.


SB 2029 Requirements

Letter from Registrar About New Disclosure and Notice Requirements


Handouts for Homeowner
Information About Commercial General Liability Insurance - Home Improvement
Information About Commercial General Liability Insurance - Single Family Home
Checklist for Homeowners - Home Improvement
Checklist for Homeowners - Swimming Pool


California Contractors License Law and Reference Book - 2013 Edition

Order the California Contractors License Law and Reference Book
View the California Contractors License Law and Reference Book


License Classifications/Certifications

Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 9, Article 4


New Laws

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