Part 1 Meeting Basic Requirements
- Decide on your license class. In many areas, you must apply for a contractor’s license of a certain class.
- Choose a specialty, if desired.
- Name and register your company.
- Pass the contractor’s examination.
- Purchase insurance and a bond, if required.
- Pass a background check.
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 get a contractors license in California?
At least four years of journey level experience obtained within the previous 10 years is required to qualify for the exam. Credit is given for experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor or a combination of experience and education.
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 do I become a general contractor with no experience?
Steps to Becoming a Contractor
- Get some experience.
- Consider higher education.
- Seek on-the-job training.
- Look into licensing requirements.
- Meet insurance and licensing requirements.
- Continue learning.
Do I need a general contractor?
We have often found that many people hire a residential general contractor when they don’t really need one, and on the flip side of that, there are people who don’t hire them when they should. If the job requires several different pros to complete, hire a GC. If the job requires a few permits, hire a GC.
Who needs a contractor’s license in California?
All businesses or individuals who construct or alter any building, highway, road, parking facility,railroad, excavation, or other structure in California must be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) if the total cost (labor and materials) of one or more contracts on the project is $500 or
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