All California Contractors LicensesEvery License Available in the state of CA.
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California has many licenses from which to choose.
We can help you get any license.
And, in fact, we’d love to help.
Contractor Licensing Classifications
(A) General Engineering Contractor
(B) General Building Contractor
(C) Specialty Contractor
- C-2 – Insulation and Acoustical Contractor
- C-4 – Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting Contractor
- C-5 – Framing and Rough Carpentry Contractor
- C-6 – Cabinet, Millwork and Finish Carpentry Contractor
- C-7 – Low Voltage Systems Contractor
- C-8 – Concrete Contractor
- C-9 – Drywall Contractor
- C10 – Electrical Contractor
- C11 – Elevator Contractor
- C12 – Earthwork and Paving Contractors
- C13 – Fencing Contractor
- C15 – Flooring and Floor Covering Contractors
- C16 – Fire Protection Contractor
- C17 – Glazing Contractor
- C20 – Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Contractor
- C21 – Building Moving/Demolition Contractor
- C22 – Asbestos Abatement Contractor
- C23 – Ornamental Metal Contractor
- C27 – Landscaping Contractor
- C28 – Lock and Security Equipment Contractor
- C29 – Masonry Contractor
- C31 – Construction Zone Traffic Control Contractor
- C32 – Parking and Highway Improvement Contractor
- C33 – Painting and Decorating Contractor
- C34 – Pipeline Contractor
- C35 – Lathing and Plastering Contractor
- C36 – Plumbing Contractor
- C38 – Refrigeration Contractor
- C39 – Roofing Contractor
- C42 – Sanitation System Contractor
- C43 – Sheet Metal Contractor
- C45 – Sign Contractor
- C46 – Solar Contractor
- C47 – General Manufactured Housing Contractor
- C50 – Reinforcing Steel Contractor
- C51 – Structural Steel Contractor
- C53 – Swimming Pool Contractor
- C54 – Ceramic and Mosaic Tile Contractor
- C55 – Water Conditioning Contractor
- C57 – Well Drilling Contractor
- C60 – Welding Contractor
- C-61 – Limited Specialty
- ASB – Asbestos Certification
- HAZ – Hazardous Substance Removal Certification
C-61 Specialty License Includes the following:
- D-1 – Architectural Porcelain (Now D-64)
- D-2 – Asbestos Fabrication (Now C-2)
- D-3 – Awnings
- D-4 – Central Vacuum Systems
- D-5 – Communication Equipment (Now C-7)
- D-6 – Concrete Related Services
- D-7 – Conveyors-Cranes (Now D-21)
- D-8 – Doors and Door Services (Now D-28)
- D-9 – Drilling, Blasting and Oil Field Work
- D-10 – Elevated Floors
- D-11 – Fencing (Now C-13)
- D-12 – Synthetic Products
- D-13 – Fire Extinguisher Systems (Now C-16)
- D-14 – Floor Covering (Now C-15)
- D-15 – Furnaces (Now “A” or C-20)
- D-16 – Hardware, Locks and Safes
- D-17 – Industrial Insulation (Now C-2)
- D-18 – Prison and Jail Equipment (Under relevant class)
- D-19 – Land Clearing (Now C-12 or “A” if license is required)
- D-20 – Lead Burning and Fabrication (Now D-64)
- D-21 – Machinery and Pumps
- D-22 – Marble (Now C-29)
- D-23 – Medical Gas Systems (Now C-36)
- D24 – Metal Products
- D-25 – Mirrors and Fixed Glass (Now C-17)
- D-26 – Mobile Home Installation and Repairs (Now C-47)
- D-27 – Movable Partitions (Now D-34)
- D-28 – Doors, Gates and Activating Devices
- D-29 – Paperhanging
- D-30 – Pile Driving and Pressure Foundation Jacking
- D-31 – Pole Installation and Maintenance
- D-32 – Power Nailing and Fastening (Now D-64)
- D-33 – Precast Concrete Stairs (Now C-29)
- D-34 – Prefabricated Equipment
- D-35 – Pool and Spa Maintenance
- D-36 – Rigging and Rig Building (Now “A”)
- D-37 – Safes and Vaults (Now D-16)
- D-38 – Sand and Water Blasting
- D-39 – Scaffolding
- D-40 – Service Station Equipment and Maintenance
- D-41 – Siding and Decking
- D-42 – Non-Electrical Sign Installation
- D-43 – Soil Grouting (Now C-32, C-12 or “A”)
- D-44 – Sprinklers (Now D-12)
- D-45 – Staff and Stone (Now C-29)
- D-46 – Steeple Jack Work (under relevant class)
- D-47 – Tennis Court Surfacing (Now C-12 or “A”)
- D-48 – Theater and School Equipment (Now D-34)
- D-49 – Tree Service
- D-50 – Suspended Ceilings
- D-51 – Waterproofing and Weatherproofing (under relevant class)
- D-52 – Window Coverings
- D-53 – Wood Tanks
- D-54 – Rockscaping (Now C-15 or C-27)
- D-55 – Blasting (Now under C-12 or “A”)
- D-56 – Trenching Only
- D-57 – Propane Gas Plants (Now “A”)
- D-58 – Residential Floating Docks (Now “A”)
- D-59 – Hydroseed Spraying
- D-60 – Striping (Now C-32)
- D-61 – Gold Leaf Gilding (Now D-64)
- D-62 – Air and Water Balancing
- D-63 – Construction Clean-up
- D-64 – Non-specialized
- D-65 – Weatherization and Energy Conservation
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Four Steps To Get Your Contractors License:
Technically, you can apply for and try to take the state tests without receiving any test prep or instruction, but this often results in failure. It’s best to get some instruction, be it from us or another school, before applying to take the exams.
Apply For The Tests
In order to get a test examination date, you have to send in your application. The only requirement on your part is that you have 4 years of experience in the trade you are applying for (ex: if you’re applying for a c-36 plumbing license, you have to have had four years of experience, in the last 10 years, of plumbing. You can’t have four years of experience in landscaping and apply to get your plumbing license. You’ll want to apply for the license in which you have the experience). Once you send in this application, the state will get back to you anywhere within two to six weeks (give or take a few days or weeks; it all depends on them). When you get your application back (if it has been approved), your test date will be about two weeks out at a location of the state’s choosing–they try to give a location closest to your home.
Often, contractors will send off their application and then begin our classes, since you will usually have a few weeks of waiting time before you receive your test date. However, it might be best to go through our program first, then send off your application, to make sure you’ve had enough time to study.
Take The Tests
Take your tests!
You’ll have to pass the Law and Trade tests. They are 125 questions each and you will be given three and a half hours to complete each of them. Not too bad.
There will also be an open-book abestos test, but that one’s easy. It’s open book! And considerably shorter than the other tests.
After passing your tests, you’ll have to get fingerprinted (otherwise known as “live-scanned”). This can be done at your nearest notary for around $70.
You’ll want to get your DBA (business name). This is around $45.
FINALLY, to hold the license, you have to have what’s called a “surety bond,” in the amount of 15,000. This will cost you around $100 a year. Not too bad either.
Then, you will be a licensed contractor with a business name and everything.
Start getting those jobs and making that money.
Online School Lite$499 a little too much for you right now.
Not to worry.
You can enroll in our ONLINE SCHOOL LITE program and save $100.
Hey, every $100 counts.
The main difference in this package is you don’t get to access the teaching in video format.
Instead, you receive the Law and Trade teaching in audio format via CDs and MP3s
The Law will come in 4 MP3 files (which are the 4 main classes — all that you need).
The Trade will come in audio CD format, respectively.