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California Contractors License Schools

License Instruction Schools is the largest contractors license school in America. Established in 1982, we prepare literally thousands of people every year to take the exam. Over 200,000 students have enrolled in our school to prepare for the California contractor’s test. Classes are offered throughout California and we guarantee you’ll pass the first time. We also offer online options as well.

How do I get a contractor’s license? Choose a topic from the menu to learn how to qualify, what the fees are, how long it will take and how to prepare for your contractors exam.


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Contractors License Study Materials

In addition to your Classes we send you: your Manual and a choice of Audio CD’s or our SmartPhone/Tablet App.
We also offer online options as well.

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Who needs a Contractors License?

In California, anyone bidding on a construction project that is $500.00 or more must have a license. To qualify you must show that you have four years of experience in your trade and take two exams, the Law exam and the Trade exam. The Law exam covers subjects such as contractors license law, worker’s compensation, safety codes, mechanic’s lien laws, etc. The Trade exam covers your particular trade with the exception of the C-61 Limited Specialty classification, which requires no trade exam.

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What types of Licenses are available?

There are 44 classifications of licenses available. We offer classes for all of them. Some of the most common classifications include: General Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, Drywall, Painting, Plastering, Landscaping, HVAC, and the list goes on. See our Classifications page for a complete list.

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How do I obtain a Contractors License?

In order to qualify for the license you must have four years of experience in your trade and complete an application. See our State Requirements page for more information. As part of our service we have an Applications Department that can help you every step of the way. Once you complete the application we review it before it goes to the State to minimize the chance that it will be sent back for corrections.

“The study material was great and the instructors were awesome! …passed my exam first try!”
– J. Turnbow

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