A General Building Contractors License in California is required for projects that exceed $500.
To become a licensed contractor, candidates will have to sit for two exams: business and law and their trade.
In order to sit for the examinations, the board must first approve your application.
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 do I become a licensed painter?
You can become a licensed house painter or contractor through an apprenticeship. Technical schools offer apprenticeship programs sponsored by contractor organizations and trade unions. Applicants must be 18 years of age, pass a background check and have the stamina to do the work.
How do I get my electrical contractors license?
Become an Electrical Contractor in Five Simple Steps
- Complete a High School Diploma.
- Successfully work as an Electrician’s Helper.
- Complete Vocational Training or an Apprenticeship.
- Pass a Certification Exam.
- Find Work with a Construction or Contracting Firm, or Contract Yourself.
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