Please be aware that nearly half of all applications submitted to CSLB are inaccurate or incomplete and must be returned to the applicant for correction or completion!
Please complete your application in its entirety to help ensure that your application is accepted for processing by CSLB.
After an application has been accepted by CSLB as complete (also known as "posted"), the applicant will be sent instructions on the process for obtaining and submitting fingerprints, as required by law. (Business and Professions Code sections 144 and 7069)
An incomplete application can needlessly delay your license. Delays can last several weeks or even months and possibly result in the application being deemed abandoned and becoming void and the application fee being forfeited. (Business and Professions Code sections 7074 and 7138 and Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 813)
Spending a few extra minutes now may save you weeks or months later!
Before you submit your application, follow these simple directions.
- Sign the form.
- Fill out all applicable information.
Carefully read the General Information and Instructions that immediately precede the application package and follow the specific instructions that are contained throughout the application to help ensure that your application is complete and accurate.
Please be aware that there are no schools or application preparation organizations that are affiliated with or agents of CSLB, although some may have company names that are confusingly similar to CSLB. If you discover that an organization has misrepresented itself as being CSLB, you should submit a complaint to CSLB or the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
This is an easy-fill form that will walk you through the process to fully and accurately complete this form. Upon completion, you will be required to print and submit the document to CSLB.
Be sure to use the "Back" and "Next" buttons at the bottom of each page - do not use your browser's back arrow because all of your entered information will be erased and you will have to start over.
Please type your information directly into the fields of this form. If you copy text from another application or document and paste it into this easy-fill form and the text contains invalid (non-ASCII) characters, they will be removed from the final document.
Make sure you give yourself enough time to complete the entire form in one sitting. You will not be able to save a partially filled form to complete at a later time.
To print or order a blank form, please click here to be redirected to CSLB's "Forms and Applications" page.