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Why Should You Take This CA Contractor In-School Licensing Online Anytime course package?

Do you live far away from a school or just prefer to get a live class experience from the comfort of your own computer? Then our live CA Contractor In-School Licensing Online Anytime is perfect for you, taught by top industry instructors in the same format as our in-school courses.

Our home-study materials (CDs and Text) are organized into sections on law, business, and trade. Working at your own pace, our practice exams, reading material, diagrams, schematics, blueprints and audio CDs emphasize learning that you can begin to apply on the job from day one! This package also includes two (2) days of live instruction:

1 Full Day of Law and Business Review
- Held on a TBD Saturday from 9am to 5pm

1 Day of Instructor Supported Trade Self-Study + Basic Math Review 
- Held on a TBD Sunday from 9am to 5pm

Please Note:  There will be an Initial Orientation where the two (2) live class dates are scheduled. There are elevan (11) locations to choose from. The Initial Orientation is also to determine if the candidate is qualified for this license. See prerequisites below:

Prerequisites - Qualifying the Prospective Student:

Must have 4 years or full time experience during the last 10 years (working in the trade in which the applicant is applying). (8 years part time can qualify as well)

Experience is defined as working as a Journeyman (someone who can work unsupervised), Forman, Supervisor, Contractor (unlicensed) and Owner/Builder.

Applicant must have someone to sign-off on (verify) their experience. This can be a General B or same trade contractor, employer, supervisor etc.

College degree holders can be granted up to 3 years of experience toward minimum requirements at the discretion of the CSLB. Time granted will depend on the degree and how relative it is to the construction industry.

Items that may prevent someone from getting their application approved:  Under 24yrs of age, taxes owed, back child support or criminal history. (Further discussion will be necessary to determine if they are eligible for their license)

U.S. Residence (Social Security and U.S. ID required or a Working Visa is acceptable.


In-School Study and Computer Lab:
We offer you access to additional practice questions and study materials for both Law and Trade at our school locations. You will have access to our in-school computer lab that offers a limited number of practice exams. For additional study, online practice exams are also available.


Hands-On Assistance for Application Processing:
Trained professionals guide you through the exam application process, assisting you in completing an accurate application and facilitating its submission to the Board. Getting it right the first time helps you secure a quick test date without delays and hassles resulting from incorrect paperwork.


Business Law & Trade Signature "Crash Course"
Our signature crash course method is recognized statewide and offers additional Live Instruction. Scheduled prior to your exam date, the crash course features self-study exam practice questions similar to recent state administered questions on law, business and trade. A final Law & Business exam is given that will assess your strengths and weaknesses to help target additional study in these areas so you pass the state exam the first time!


Intended Audience:  All businesses or individuals who construct or alter any facility, railroad, excavation, other structure in CA must be licensed by the California State License Board (CSLB) if the total cost (labor & materials) of one or more contracts on the project is $500 or more. Contractors, including subcontractors, specialty contractors, and persons engaged in the business of home improvement must be licensed before submitting bids. License may be issued to individuals, corporations or joint ventures.


Course Topics Include:

  • Contractor's License Law
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Labor Code and Safety
  • Business Practices
  • Self study for individual trades
  • Contraction Math


Credentials Earned:  California Contractors license in their chosen field.  

The CA State License Exam (CSLB) Consists of:

  • Construction Law/Business Management and Construction Trade
  • Each exam is 3 ½ each (Total of 7 Hours)
  • Each exam consists of approximately 125 multiple choice questions.
  • Required 66% to pass the Law Exam
  • Required 74% to pass the Trade Exam depending on trade
CertificatesCertificates of Completion are mailed via USPS on Thursday of each week.
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CSLS is the largest school in California devoted strictly to construction professionals. We have been in business since 1985, and over the years our schools have developed and maintained educational courses catering to the construction professional including EPA RRP certification, Solar PV Technical Sales, Solar Installation and Design, California Electrical Certification, Commercial and Residential Building code (ICC), Blue print reading, Estimating and more.

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