How to Apply for a California Contractors License:


Certification of experience:

You will need someone that has first hand knowledge of your experience to certify you (page 11 of the application)
The person certifying you can be your boss, a supervisor, union rep or business associate.  It is highly preferred that this person be a licensed contractor.


State Fees:

$300 if you’re applying for an original license ($330 starting July 2017)
$60 if you’re already a contractor and are applying for an additional classification license
$180 bi-yearly fee to keep an active license (due after you pass the exam)
Filling out your application:
Your application must be typed or printed clearly in dark ink
You must answer all questions or mark n/a if it does not apply to you
You must include any supporting documentation where indicated
You must mail your application to the P.O. Box listed on the application
You must include a check or money order for applicable fees