You cannot be exempt from Workers' Compensation if: the qualifier is a Responsible Managing Employee (RME); if you hold a C-8 Concrete classification, C-20 Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning classification, C-22 Asbestos Abatement classification, C-39 Roofing classification, and/or C-61/D-49 Tree Service classification ; or if you have employees (including Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS). Joint Venture entities are excluded from this provision.
If you are an out-of-state contractor licensed in California, but you have employees working in California from another state, you must also provide a certificate of insurance from your workers' compensation insurance carrier in your state in addition to submitting the exemption. You can fill out the Exemption form using this process, however, when prompted will need to print, email, or save the document to your own device. You cannot submit the document online, the exemption and the out of state certificate must be submitted by mail.
This Online Submission process walks you through the required fields for an Exemption from Workers' Compensation Insurance. This process was established to assist Licensees and Applicants with a way to submit an Exemption from Workers' Compensation Insurance with no exclusion errors. This information can only be added by an Owner, Partner, Officer, Director, Member, or Manager.
Upon submission, this data will automatically update CSLB's database and if provided, a confirmation email with a "For your Records" copy will be sent to that email address.
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