Reciprocity Exam Requirements

If you hold a valid contractors license in Arizona, Louisiana, or Nevada, and meet the requirements for reciprocity, you may be able to get a California contractors license without taking the trade portion of the exam.

Alert symbol REMEMBER - CSLB may waive the trade portion of the exam, but retains the right to require the trade exam.

Alert symbolIMPORTANT - If the applicant is granted reciprocity, they still will be required to take the business law portion of CSLB's exam.

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