Applications

APPLICATIONS MADE EASY! Correctly Completing a California Contractor License Application

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

The new CSLB Easy-Fill Applications explain step-by-step the information required in each section of CSLB’s license application forms. It will help you avoid common mistakes that result in the return of your application as incomplete or rejected. Errors 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 just forgetting to sign the application.

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

It’s important to note that upon completion, the easy-fill form must be printed out, signed, and sent to CSLB – the applications 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 California 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

New applicants must use the “Application for Original Contractor License” for all business entity types, including limited liability companies, when experience and examinations are required. Consequently, this application results 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.

View a sampleApplication.”

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 $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 with the original application.

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


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. However, you can add any classification to a current license for which you have qualifying experience and for which you pass the appropriate 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 specific 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 $60 fee.

PDF: Print a blank form, then fill it out and mail it to CSLB with the $60 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 the asbestos certification, it’s 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’s 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

All applicants must complete this document for licensure who have any criminal plea(s) and/or conviction(s). List each plea or conviction on this form, regardless of when the crime was committed, or whether it was dismissed or expunged. Complete one statement for each plea/conviction reported. 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.

PDF: Exempt from Workers Compensation

PDF: Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Owner-Builder B-General Building Construction Project Experience | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Construction Project Experience

PDF: Section 4: Additional Personnel | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application for Original Contractor License: Examination Waiver (7065) | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Request for License Number Reissuance | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application for Joint Venture License | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application for Asbestos Certification | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application for Hazardous Substance Removal and Remedial Actions Certification | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application for Registration as a Home Improvement Salesperson | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Contractor Notification of Home Improvement Salesperson Employment Cessation | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Request For Voluntary Surrender and Cancellation of Home Improvement Salesperson Registration

PDF: Application for Registration as a Home Improvement Salesperson | Easy Fill Form

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

PDF: Application to Inactivate Contractor’s License

PDF: Application to Reactivate Inactive Contractor’s License

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

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

PDF: Application to Add a New Limited Partner to an Existing Partnership License | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application to Change Contractor Business Name or Address (No Fee) | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Application to Change Home Improvement Salesperson Address (No Fee) | Easy Fill Form

PDF: Disassociation Request

PDF: License Cancellation Request (Contractors License Only)

PDF: License Continuance Request

PDF: Liability Insurance

PDF: Liability Insurance – Workers’ Compensation

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

PDF: Exemption from Workers’ Compensation

PDF: Qualifier Statement of Ownership

PDF: Contractor Bond

PDF: Bond of Qualifying Individual

PDF: LLC Employee/Worker Bond (Limited Liability Companies Only)

PDF: Request for Bond Acceptance – Business and Professions Code Section 7071.7

PDF: Information on Alternatives in Lieu of Bond Requirements

PDF: Request for Current Bond Information (Bond Status Letter)

PDF: Request for Copies

PDF: Request for General Status Letter

PDF: Request for Certified License History (Verified Certificate) TLC Applications Worker

PDF: License Verification Request (Reciprocity)

PDF: Request for Disclosure of Contractor’s License Information

PDF: Request for Certificate of Non-License

PDF: Public Sales Custom Order Form

PDF: Full File/Update File Order Form – CD/DVD