CONTRACTORS STATE LICENSE BOARD
9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor
13A-1a (rev. 05/07)
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 CSLB before. After an application has been accepted by CSLB as
complete (also known as “posted”), each individual listed on the application will be sent
instructions on the process for obtaining and submitting fingerprints as required by law.
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 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 CSLB.
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. To help ensure
that you provide the required information, you should complete and submit the
Disclosure Statement Regarding Criminal Plea/Conviction form that is available on
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