The exam fee is included with the $300 application fee.
The initial license fee for two years is an additional $180.
An application for licensure can be obtained from the California Contractors State License Board by calling 1-800-321-2752.
How long does it take to get a contractor’s license?
A: Most states, on average, will take up to 3-4 weeks for a Contractor’s License to be issued. For out-of-state licenses, it normally takes longer. The amount of time required to process a Contractor’s License application depends on several factors, but one factor you can control is submitting only completed paperwork.
How do I get a contractors license in California?
Step #2: Apply for original exam by completing the following steps
- Complete an Application for Original Contractor’s License.
- Complete the Certification of Work Experience Form 13A-11.
- Complete a Project List Form 13A-6A, if applicable.
- Submit the above with a $330 non-refundable processing fee* to the address below:
How long does it take to become a general contractor?
It can take three or more years to complete an apprenticeship in a trade, and a few years after that to gain enough experience in that trade to start one’s own business. Completing a degree in construction management can take two to four years or more depending on the type of degree.
How much do general contractors make?
General Contractors (including construction managers) earn an average of $43.93 per hour, or $91,370 per year.
Do I need a contractor license in California?
To become a licensed contractor, candidates are required to pass two examinations: business and law and their trade. Applications can be obtained from the California Contractors State License Board by calling 1-800-321-2752.
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