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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) proving your experience. Then you take two exams by computer at a state testing site, one on your trade and one on the law. We help you do both, successfully!


At Contractors License Courses (CLC) we're dedicated to our students' success, and offer comprehensive study courses, personal attention, and professional 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 contractor's license in that trade. Apprenticeship programs, technical training related to your trade - including relevant military service training - 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
  • Easy to use study materials
  • Study materials cover law, business and all trades
  • 24/7 online practice tests
  • Full-time individual attention and support
  • Professional help preparing your application
  • Professional help setting up your new business
  • Monday night lectures by our construction attorney on contractor's license law, mechanics lien law, labor law and accounting
  • 34 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
D. GriggsGeneral 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
O. Coello General BuildingSanta 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, CA
T. NeffLandscaping (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, Sebastopol, CA
E. OnckenLow 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 Contractor, CA
W. JohnsonGeneral 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, Santa Rosa, CA
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, Santa Rosa, CA
F. KirkTree 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, Santa Rosa, CA
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 contractor's license law, mechanic's lien law, law of contracts, employment law, and accounting (financial statements). They repeat every five weeks. If you enroll in our Classroom Course, you can attend as many lectures as you like, until you understand the material completely. We recommend attending two series of lectures (ten lectures total), to hear each topic twice.

Click here to see the full schedule for the year.

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