Who needs a Contractors License?
In California, anyone bidding on a construction project that is $500.00 or more must have a license. To qualify you must show that you have four years of experience in your trade and take two exams, the Law exam and the Trade exam. The Law exam covers subjects such as contractors license law, worker’s compensation, safety codes, mechanic’s lien laws, etc. The Trade exam covers your particular trade with the exception of the C-61 Limited Specialty classification, which requires no trade exam.
What types of Licenses are available?
There are 44 classifications of licenses available. We offer classes for all of them. Some of the most common classifications include: General Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Drywall, Painting, Plastering, Landscaping, HVAC, and the list goes on. See our Classifications page for a complete list.
In order to qualify for the license you must have four years of experience in your trade and complete an application. See our State Requirements page for more information. As part of our service we have an Applications Department that can help you every step of the way. Once you complete the application we review it before it goes to the State to minimize the chance that it will be sent back for corrections.