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    Approved Fingerprint Regulations
    All applicants for a Contractors State License Board (CSLB) license are required to submit a full set of fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check.

"Completing a Contractor License Application" Video

This video is a step-by-step tutorial that explains what information is required in each section of CSLB's license application form. The video is designed to help you avoid common mistakes that result in your application being returned as incomplete or rejected. Mistakes can delay you from getting your license and going to work.

Common errors include failing to include your full legal name, listing an incorrect business type, failing to disclose a criminal incident, or simply forgetting to sign the application.

Watch the video as many times as necessary to help you complete your application without errors.

Watch the Entire Video

Watch Section 1 - Business Name and Address

Watch Section 2 - Business Entity

Watch Section 3 - Qualifying Individual Full Legal Name and Address

Watch Section 4 - Personnel Full Legal Names and Addresses

Watch Section 5 - Required Application Questions

Watch Section 6 - Qualifying Individual Education, Apprenticeship, and Licensure

Watch Section 7 - Construction Project Work Experience

Watch Section 8 - Conclusion and Application Sections