Applications

APPLICATIONS MADE EASY! Properly Completing a California Contractor License Application

Download your application OR complete your application ONLINE using the CSLB’s “new easy-fill” applications.

The new CSLB Easy-Fill Applications explain step-by-step what information is required in each section of CSLB’s license application forms. It will 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.

The new forms alert applicants and licensees if an error is made when entering information, such as when an answer conflicts with information previously entered on the form, or if any of the required fields are left blank. In addition, reminders are provided about other relevant forms that may need to be submitted as well.

It’s important to note that upon completion, the form must be printed out, signed, and sent to CSLB – the forms cannot be submitted electronically.

The easy-fill forms should make completion easier and faster, and reduce mistakes so that CSLB can process them more quickly.

Among the new easy-fill forms are the application for original contractor license, application for an additional license classification, application to replace the qualifying individual, certification of work experience, and application for home improvement salesperson registration.


Application for Original Contractor License
The “Application for Original Contractor License” is for new applicants for all business entity types, including limited liability companies, when experience and examinations are required. This application will result in a new license.

Do not use this form if you have an existing license and wish to add a classification or replace the qualifying individual.

Use the Easy Fill form or print out an Application.  View a sample “Application

Easy-Fill: Fill out the form online, then print and mail it to CSLB with the $330 fee.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB with the $330 fee.


Certification of Work Experience
This form is to be used to report and confirm the journey-level work experience requirement. Include this form when submitting an “Application for Original Contractor License,” “Application for Additional Classification,” or “Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual.”

Use the Easy Fill form or print out an Application

Easy-Fill: Fill out the form online, then print and mail it to CSLB.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB.


Application for Additional Classification
The “Application for Additional Classification” is to be used only for adding classifications to an existing license for all business entity types, including limited liability companies. You can add any classification to an existing license for which you have qualifying experience and for which you pass the applicable examination.

Qualifiers are limited in the number of additional licenses for which they may qualify. Factors such as common ownership between or among the entities being qualified are considered. Persons granted qualifier status are restricted to qualifying for no more than three firms in any one-year period.

A responsible managing employee must inactivate his or her sole proprietor license to qualify for another license and must meet certain employment requirements. For reference purposes, view a sample “Application for Original Contractor License.”

Use the Easy Fill form or print out an Application.

Easy-Fill: Fill out the form online, then print and mail it to CSLB with the $150 fee.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB with the $150 fee.


Application for Asbestos Certification
Use this form if you are a currently licensed contractor who performs asbestos-related contracting in relation to the other classification(s) held by the licensee. When a licensee has qualified for this certification, it is added to the license much like an additional classification. To obtain the asbestos certification, a contractor must be registered with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).

Please note that this application is not for the asbestos open-book examination that is required for asbestos awareness purposes by all applicants for licensure. (That exam booklet is furnished to applicants with their notices to comply with issuance requirements.)

If you are an existing contractor who wants to add the C-22 Asbestos Abatement classification to perform asbestos abatement work as a stand-alone classification, use the “Application for Additional Classification.”

The asbestos certification and the C-22 classification are not required for bidding purposes only, as long as the contractor subcontracts with and the work is performed by a duly licensed asbestos abatement contractor.

Use the Easy Fill form or print out an Application.

Easy-Fill: Fill out the form online, then print and mail it to CSLB with the $83 fee.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB with the $83 fee


Disclosure Statement Regarding Criminal Plea/Conviction
This document must be completed by all applicants for licensure who have any criminal plea(s) and/or conviction(s). This form shall list each plea or conviction, regardless of when the crime was committed, or whether it was dismissed or expunged. One form must be completed for each plea/conviction reported and all fields of this document require completion. Failure to report a plea/conviction as requested on the application is considered falsification of the application and may result in the denial of licensure.

Use the Easy Fill form or print out an Application.

Easy-Fill: Fill out the form online, then print and mail it to CSLB.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB.


Special Accommodation Request for Examination
In compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CSLB provides “reasonable accommodation” for applicants with disabilities that may affect their ability to take required examinations. The “Special Accommodation Request for Examination” (form 13E-77) must be completed by the applicant and submitted with the application and may require professional verification by a medical authority or learning institution.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB.


OTHER APPLICATIONS

Gain access to any of the applications listed below.

Exempt from Workers Compensation 

Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual  Easy Fill Form

Owner-Builder B-General Building Construction Project Experience – Easy Fill Form

Construction Project Experience

Section 4-Additional Personnel  Easy Fill Form

Application for Original Contractor License – Examination Waiver (7065)  – Easy Fill Form

Request for License Number Reissuance  Easy Fill Form

Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual  Easy Fill Form

Application for Joint Venture License  Easy Fill Form

Application for Asbestos Certification – Easy Fill Form

Application for Hazardous Substance Removal and Remedial Actions Certification – Easy Fill Form

Application for Registration as a Home Improvement Salesperson – Easy Fill Form

Contractor Notification of Home Improvement Salesperson Employment Cessation – Easy Fill Form

Request For Voluntary Surrender and Cancellation of Home Improvement Salesperson Registration

Application for Registration as a Home Improvement Salesperson  Easy Fill Form

Request for Suspension of Contractor’s License and Proof of Unsatisfied Final Judgment 

Application to Inactivate Contractor’s License

Application to Reactivate Inactive Contractor’s License

Application to Add New Personnel to Existing Corporate or Limited Liability Company License 

Application to Report Change of Title for Current Officer or Personnel of Existing Corporate or Limited Liability Company License 

Application to Add a New Limited Partner to an Existing Partnership License – Easy Fill Form

Application to Change Contractor Business Name or Address (No Fee) – Easy Fill Form

Application to Change Home Improvement Salesperson Address (No Fee) – Easy Fill Form

Disassociation Request

License Cancellation Request (Contractors License Only)

License Continuance Request

Liability Insurance

Liability Insurance – Workers’ Compensation 

Request for Workers’ Compensation Certificate – (Acceptance Business and Professions Code Section 7125.1)

Exemption from Workers’ Compensation

Qualifier Statement of Ownership

Contractor Bond 

Bond of Qualifying Individual 

LLC Employee/Worker Bond (Limited Liability Companies Only)

Request for Bond Acceptance – Business and Professions Code Section 7071.7

Information on Alternatives in Lieu of Bond Requirements 

Request for Current Bond Information (Bond Status Letter) 

Request for Copies

Request for General Status Letter

Request for Certified License History (Verified Certificate) 

License Verification Request (Reciprocity) 

Request for Disclosure of Contractor’s License Information

Request for Certificate of Non-License 

Public Sales Custom Order Form 

Full File/Update File Order Form – CD/DVD