Welcome to the State of California

Change the text size:
Small | Medium | Large

Army Logo Navy Logo Air Force Logo Marines Logo Coast Guard Logo National Guard Logo

Veterans Application Assistance Program

CSLB offers a Veterans Application Assistance Program for those who are transitioning from military service to civilian employment. In many cases, veterans possess transferable skills to help meet minimum experience and training requirements for state contractor licensure. This program offers priority services to veteran applicants by evaluating transferable military experience and training, as well as education.

CSLB assists veterans by providing:

  • Program technicians specially trained to evaluate transferable military training and experience from all branches of the military that meet minimum licensure requirements;

  • Automatic priority application processing;
  • Evaluation of college transcripts to help verify acceptable educational credit (in addition to military experience and training);
  • Direct telephone and email contact with CSLB staff
  • Live Scan fingerprinting requirements
If you have questions or believe you qualify for this expedited program, please contact CSLB's Licensing division.

Contractor License Classifications

  • This section lists and explains CSLB's 43 different licensing classifications.

Evaluating Military Experience

  • This section explains how CSLB evaluates your military experience and the documents you need to submit with your application.

Additional Veteran Resources

  • This section gives you links to additional veteran resources.

CSLB thanks you for your service to California and our country.