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New CA Contractors Board Fees

Sunday, July 3, 2011 Filed Under Contractors License

As of July 1st, 2011, CA Contractors State License Board (CSLB) changed application and licensing fees for Contractors' License applicants.  Following, is the list with all fees before 7/1/11 and new fees. For Application and Licensing Fees and Miscellaneous Fees, the applicable fees are linked to the postmark date or the date hand-delivered to CSLB's headquarters in Sacramento.

Application and Licensing Fees Current Fee Fee as of July 1, 2011
Original Application (exam or waiver for one classification) $250 $300
Initial License Fee $150 $180
Additional Classification $50 $75
Re-Examination $50 $60
Replacing the Qualifier $50 $75
License Reactivation Application $300 $360
Joint Venture Application total fee for one classification
(Application fee plus initial license fee)
$400 $480
Home Improvement Salesperson Registration Application $50 $75
Asbestos Certification Application $50 $75
Hazardous Substance Removal Certification Application $50 $75
Fingerprinting Fees - Paid to Live Scan Operator
Dept. of Justice Processing Fee
Federal Bureau of Investigation Processing Fee
 
$32
$19
 
$32
$19
Live Scan "Rolling Fees" Each Live Scan site sets its own fee
- CSLB does not set the price -
Rolling Fees are available on DOJ listing of Live Scan sites
Varies Varies
License and Registration Renewal Fees For Licenses/Registrations that expire on or before June 30, 2011 For Licenses/Registrations that expire on or after July 1, 2011
Active Timely Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] on or before the expiration date)
$300 $360
Active Delinquent Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] after the expiration date)
(Renewal fee plus penalty)
$450 $540
Inactive Timely Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] on or before the expiration date)
$150 $180
Inactive Delinquent Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] after the expiration date)
(Renewal fee plus penalty)
$225 $270
Home Improvement Salesperson Timely Renewal $75 $75
Home Improvement Salesperson Delinquent Renewal
(Renewal fee plus penalty)
$100 $112.50
Miscellaneous Fees Current Fee Fee as of July 1, 2011
Duplicate/Replacement Pocket/Wall Certificates each $11 $11
Certified License History for licensed or unlicensed contractor, per name researched $67 $67
Certified License History for registered or unregistered Home Improvement Salesperson, per name researched $67 $67
General Status Letter $8 $8
Bond Status Letter $8 $8
Copies of Public Documents $.10 per page $.10 per page
Certified Copies of Public Documents $2 plus $.10 per page $2 plus $.10 per page

Freedom Business School has been helping contractors obtain their license since 1991. We have gained extensive knowledge and experience in this field. Our experts will personally handle your paperwork and make sure that it is done right the First Time. Other licensing services don’t get involved in application aspects, leaving it up to you. But in some cases, it could be tricky and cause considerable delay, if not done correctly.

In addition to the Contractors' Licensing, we offer License Qualifying Courses in all aspects of real estate including Salesperson's and Broker's Exam Preparation. All of our Real Estate License courses are written by the industry professionals and approved by the California Department Of Real Estate (DRE).