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We'll Help You Pass

The Contractors License Exam

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We'll Help You Apply

To the CSLB

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We'll Help You Set Up

Your New Business

How to Get Started

To get your license, you need to send a completed application to the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) showing your experience. Then you take two 2-hour exams by computer at a state testing site, one in your trade and one on the law. We help you do both, successfully!

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Interested in Our Courses?


At Contractors License Courses (CLC) we're dedicated to our students' success and offer courses, classifications, and services to help lay the foundation for a long and rewarding contracting career.

If you have worked at least four of the last ten years in a building trade — as a journeyman, foreman, supervisor, or self-employed tradesman —we can help you apply for a state contractors license in that trade. Apprenticeship programs, technical training related to your trade, and college courses related to the construction business also count toward the four year total.

We have the most current study materials, online practice tests and full-time staff to help prepare you for your exams.

CLC also helps you after you pass your exams. We can help you set up your business, and we provide a Graduate Packet of contracts and other construction-related forms, as well as proven local referrals for legal, payroll, accounting, insurance, and bonding.

Why We're the Best

  • Fast, easy, affordable courses
  • 98% pass rate the first time
  • Courses and materials customized for you
  • Easy to use study materials
  • Law, business and all trades
  • Computer-based practice tests
  • Full-time individual attention and support
  • Complete application processing
  • Help setting up your new business
  • Monday night lectures by our construction attorney on contractors license law, mechanics lien law, labor law and accounting
  • 32 years of experience
  • Local, family-owned and operated — not a corporate chain
Finally a school that cares more about its students than making money. Any time I had a question, Tim had an answer and the time to talk with me. It's been years since CLC helped me with my license and I still call up Tim any time I have a contract question. When CLC says you are a student for life, they mean it!
D. Griggs
General Building (B)
Santa Rosa, CA
I am a visual learner so the tapes and the lectures were extremely helpful. Thanks!
O. Coello
General Building
Santa Rosa, CA
I passed both exams today! Thank you very much for your help and the great books and CDs to prepare myself for the test! Your school is great, I am so glad I didn’t go with a certain other big school.
T. Neff
Landscaping (C-27)
Fort Brag, CA
Clear and concise information presented in the study materials. Excellent test preps in book. Professional staff to walk you through the work experience forms. Thank you!
E. Oncken
Low Voltage (C-7)
Santa Rosa, CA
CLC is great! They guided me all the way through, are very informative, professional and caring. Thank you!
W. Johnson
General Building (B)
Santa Rosa, CA
I love Contractors License Courses. I am studying for my exams now and I just love the disks and use them all the time — very easy to navigate! I can't wait to take my tests and I will owe it all to you, CLC!
J. Luis
General Building (B)
Santa Rosa, CA
CLC is great and affordable! They made getting my contractor's license easy and stress-free. Tim is a great teacher, and the secretary is awesome.
F. Kirk
Tree Service (C-61/D-49)
Santa Rosa, CA
CLC takes care of its students. The staff made the application process simple and the study materials are concise and prepared me well for my exams. I passed without any trouble. Thank you for all your help.
B. Forget
Pool and Spa Maintenance (C-61/D-35)
Santa Rosa, CA

Lecture Schedule

Lectures are held on Monday nights from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, at our offices at 576 B Street, second floor, Santa Rosa, CA.

Lectures are given by our construction attorney on contractors license law, mechanics lien law, labor law and accounting. They repeat every four weeks. If you enroll in one of our Classroom Courses, you can attend as many lectures as you like, until you understand the material completely. We recommend attending two series of lectures (eight lectures total), to hear each topic twice.

Click here to see the full schedule for the year.

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