IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CONVICTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Failure to accurately report a conviction is the number one
reason an application is denied.
As part of the CSLB application process, you must be fingerprinted if
you have not been fingerprinted by the CSLB before.
Your fingerprints will be compared to the records of the California
Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If
you have ever been convicted of a crime, your criminal history
information will be reported to the CSLB. This includes DUIs and
other Vehicle Code violations resulting in a misdemeanor or felony
conviction. Even if you have had your record expunged (charges
reduced or dismissed), the past conviction will still be reported to the
If you have ever been convicted of a crime (felony or
misdemeanor) you MUST answer “Yes” to the criminal conviction
question on the application and provide a detailed explanation of the
circumstances resulting in your conviction. You must also provide
certified copies of the arrest report and court records for each
Failure to do so is falsification of your application and is grounds for
denial. This means you will be denied a license even if the conviction
is not related to the duties or qualifications of a contractor. If your
application is denied you will be prevented from filing another
application for a minimum of one year.
Just because you have been convicted of a crime does not
automatically mean your application will be denied. When reviewing
criminal convictions, the CSLB considers factors such as the
seriousness of the crime, the time that has passed since the
conviction, and any evidence of rehabilitation the applicant submits.
However, if you lie on your application by failing to disclose any and
all convictions, your application will be denied.
1. BUSINESS NAME (as it currently appears on CSLB records)
2. LICENSE NUMBER
4. BUSINESS MAILING ADDRESS number/street or P.O. box