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Contractors Licensing Checklist

To our Future Contractors,

Your future is in your hands, so take the proper steps to become a successful building professional. Please read and study all the information within this KIT. Included in this Kit are many of the most used state forms and some forms you will not need. You may make copies of these forms to mark up before completing your final application.

You have one year to complete the course. Exceptions can be made for special situations. The State is constantly adding, changing, and updating the exam questions without notice. To keep up with these changes, we get feedback from our students regarding questions that were on the State Exam that we did not cover in our course materials. The practice exam question are constantly updated with new questions and answer in the last exam in the on-line testing center.

If you do not pass either the law or trade portion of the state exam for any reason, please contact us immediately. We will find a positive solution to your situation and will stand by our course and study materials until you pass. Do your best to remember any questions that we did not cover, and our editors will research the information and provide you the answers.

First, read the following pages carefully and acknowledge that you have completed the task or item by checking the appropriate box. If you have any questions, please E-Mail us at Support@ContractorsLicense.com.

The following information covers the Contractors Licensing Steps in much greater detail. These pages are a great resource for tips and tricks and should be reviewed carefully.

IMPORTANT... Download a printable checklist (PDF)

Best to you and your new business and if you have any questions review our website at www.ContractorsLicense.com, or EMAIL US at Support@ContractorsLicense.com or CALL ME at 800-456-2150.

Gary W Fiehmann,

Industry Schools, Contractor’s License, Administrator




SUMMARY of LICENSING STEPS… What should you do NEXT;

After you receive your Contractors License KIT

  •  Review all the materials you have received and confirm that it is what you ordered.
  •  Contact Industry Schools immediately to correct any discrepancies in your order.
  •  To reduce processing time start working on your application as soon as possible.

State Applications Original and Additional Contractors License

  •  Locate the Contractor’s License Application for Original and make a copy.
  •  Use the copy of the Original or Additional Application to record your information.
  •  Complete your Application to the best of your ability.
  •  Answer each question honestly, you cannot be denied for telling the Truth.
  •  If you have questions Email to Questions@IndustrySchools.com or Call 408-243-3636.
  •  After completing and before sending a fax the Application to 408-244-0253.
  •  Once received, we will contact you and share any suggestions to your application.
  •  After making the changes to your application make a copy and retain for your files.
  •  Send Only your Application, Certification of Work Experience and $300 to the State.

Start with One of your Contractors Licensing Courses

  •  While working on your application insert a DVD or CD to begin one of the Courses.
  •  Follow along with the instructors as they guide you through the Study Manual.
  •  The Manuals are separated into the Lecture Notes and the Practice Exam Questions
  •  Review the DVDs & CDs and Lecture Notes until you are at ease with the information
  •  Once you are comfortable with the Lectures go on to the Practice Exam Questions

Study Manuals Practice Exam Questions with Answers and Explanations

  •  Study each Question, read the Question then Immediately read the Correct Answer
  •  Read the Explanations carefully and understand WHY that answer is correct
  •  Studying all questions two-three times before moving to the “Online Exams Prep.”

Get Access to our Online Practice Exam Prep Center

  •  After Studying the Questions in the Study Manuals go online to our Practice the Exams
  •  Locate your “Activation Code” in the first couple pages of the Study Manuals
  •  Go online to www.ExamPrepCenter.com on the Internet and follow the instructions.
  •  You have 180-day access from enrollment and should practice until you're getting 95%
  •  The Exams are Multiple Choice you should select the MOST correct answers.
  •  These Exams are timed just like at the State, and you have 2 and ½ hours to complete.
  •  After completion, your will show the correct answers to the questions you missed.

After sending in your application

  •  Within 3 to 5 weeks, the State will send a Receipt of Application with more Instructions.
  •  You will need to get a Live Scan (Finger Prints) at your local Sheriff’s Office.
  •  The Sheriff’s office will send your records directly to the State.
  •  Within 6 to 10 weeks, the State will send a “Notice to Appear” for your Exam.

After Your Exam

  •  After passing your exams, the State will issue a Confirmation Letter (Keep this Letter)
  •  You now must send your Letter, $180 and your Contractors Bond to the State.
  •  Review again the additional forms we included to see if they pertain to your situation.
  •  Contact your insurance company regarding any California Insurance questions.
  •  Review all the materials you have received and confirm that it is what you ordered
  •  Contact Contractor’s License immediately to correct any discrepancies in your order
  •  To reduce processing time start working on your application as soon as possible

State Applications Original and Additional Contractors License

  •  Locate the Contractor’s License Application for Original and make a copy
  •  Use the copy of the Original or Additional Application to record your information
  •  Complete your Application to the best of your ability
  •  Answer each question honestly, you cannot be denied for telling the Truth.
  •  If you have questions Email to Questions@IndustrySchools.com or Call 408-243-3636
  •  After completing and before sending a fax the Application to 408-244-0253
  •  Once received, we will contact you and share any suggestions to your application
  •  After making the changes to your application make a copy and retain for your files
  •  Send Only your Application, Certification of Work Experience and $300 to the State

Start with One of your Contractors Licensing Courses

  •  While working on your application insert a DVD or CD to begin one of the Courses
  •  Follow along with the instructors as they guide you through the Study Manual
  •  The Manuals are separated into the Lecture Notes and the Practice Exam Questions
  •  Review the DVDs & CDs and Lecture Notes until you are at ease with the information
  •  Once you are comfortable with the Lectures go on to the Practice Exam Questions

Study Manuals Practice Exam Questions with Answers and Explanations

  •  Study each question. Read the question and then immediately read the correct answer.
  •  Read the Explanations carefully and understand WHY that answer is correct
  •  Studying all questions two-three times before moving to the “Online Exams Prep”

Get Access to our Online Practice Exam Prep Center

  •  After Studying the Questions in the Study Manuals go online to our Practice the Exams
  •  Locate your “Activation Code” in the first couple pages of the Study Manuals
  •  Go online to www.ExamPrepCenter.com on the Internet and follow the instructions
  •  You have 180-day access from enrollment and should practice until you are getting 95%
  •  The Exams are Multiple Choice you should select the MOST correct answers.
  •  These Exams are timed just like at the State, and you have 3 and ½ hours to complete
  •  After completion, your will show the correct answers to the questions you missed

After sending in your application

  •  Within 3 to 5 weeks, the State will send a Receipt of Application with more Instructions.
  •  You will need to get a Live Scan (Finger Prints) at your local Sheriff’s Office
  •  The Sheriff’s office will send your records directly to the State
  •  Within 6 to 10 weeks, the State will send a “Notice to Appear” for your Exam

After Your Exam

  •  After passing your exams, the State will issue a Confirmation Letter (Keep this Letter)
  •  You now must send your Letter, $180 and your Contractors Bond to the State
  •  Review again the additional forms we included to see if they pertain to your situation.
  •  Contact your insurance company regarding any California Insurance questions.