Contractors State License Services

Application Processing

The Exam Application

Getting the application process right the first time is critical to getting a quick test date.  If not filled out correctly, an application will be returned for corrections resulting in delays to the exam date.

Our trained experts at Contractors State License Services can help prepare your application for a nominal fee, providing you with the assurance that your application has been completed correctly.  CSLS offers these application services as part of our exam preparation programs or to individuals who just need assistance with the application.  Please contact us at 800 303-4691 for more information.

The State Application Fee

For an Original Contractors License, the Contractors State Board requires a non-refundable application fee of $300 which is sent along with the completed application form.  The application for each additional classification is $60.00.

Certification of Work Experience

The Certificate of Work Experience is required as part of the application process to report and confirm the journeyman level work experience requirement.  This form is included when submitting an Application for Original Contractor’s License, Application for Additional Classification or Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual. (source CSLB: www.cslb.ca.gov)

Project List

This form is to be used when submitting an Application for Original Contractor’s License, Application for Additional Classification or Application for Replacing the Qualifying Individual, if the experience you claim is from owner builder work.  This form is used in addition to the Certificate of Work Experience submitted with the application.  One form is required for each completed construction project. (source CSLB: www.cslb.ca.gov)

How long to get a Test Date after the application has been submitted?


There are different factors that affect the processing time of the application but in general it takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks. Errors in the application process can delay this time considerably.

Need assistance filling out your application?  Contact Contractors State License Services to find out about our application services.
CALL 800 303-4691.