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General Building
Contractors License


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General Building
Description

A California general building contractors license allows a contractor to build a house or a shelter as long as framing or at least two unrelated trades are being performed. For example, general contractor cannot bid and perform on a project that only requires electrical work to be performed, but general contractor may subcontract this work to a licensed electrician. If the project requires electrical and plumbing, now general contractor can bid and perform on this contract.


As a general building contractor you may not take any contracts that involve only one trade, unless the one trade is framing or the work is being subcontracted to a specialty contractor specializing in that trade.

How to obtain a
general building
contractors license?

Before you can apply for your general building contractors license, you must meet the following experience requirements:

  • 4 years of experience performing/supervising general building (Class B) work.
  • Social Security number or ITIN
  • Be at least 18 years old*

Don't have 4 years of general building experience?
A college degree can be substituted for up to three years of that experience.

The State will accept self-employed experience.

In order to obtain your general building contractors license, you are required to pass the Trade examination as well as the Law & Business exam.


*Even though you can apply for a general building contractors license when you are 18 years old, it is recommended that you be at least 23 years old due to experience requirement.

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