Receiving Your California Contractor License: An Overview

If you’re in California and seeking your California contractor license, there’s only one place to go: Contractors License Resource Group. The process of obtaining a license can be confusing and difficult without the proper guidance. But it doesn’t have to be that way—here’s a foolproof guide to getting your contractor license in California.

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Free Resources

CLRG is about more than just making money by offering excellent services to contractors. We believe in creating a culture of learning where you can come back again and again to get the help and knowledge you need. That’s why we offer some free resources, such as the Contractor’s License and Industry Orientation, or CLIO. The Contractor’s License and Industry Orientation is a walk-through guide of the ins and outs of the construction industry and getting a license. There’s no sales pressure—so just sit back, relax, and get ready to learn.

Business Planning

Before you jump into getting your California contractor license, it might help to back up a little bit and get an idea of the big picture. In the end, a license is just one small piece of your entire business plan. So there’s no sense in rushing into getting a license if you don’t have a workable plan of what you’re going to use it for. CLRG offers a 4 hour seminar designed to give you a framework for how you can maximize your contractor license. This seminar should help you keep your end goals in sight without getting bogged down by the details.

The Complete Package: Business Starter Combo

Some certification programs will give you a short class that you can blitz through to get your California contractor license. But that’s not the way we operate at CLRG. We want to make sure that you know exactly what you’re getting into. So our classes are aimed at arming you for success before you get a certification that you don’t fully understand. After all, getting the piece of paper itself is no accomplishment; running a successful contracting business is.


The CLRG Business Starter Combo is the all-inclusive package that walks you through every aspect of starting your contracting business. We’ll even help you with business cards and a website!

First Things First

If you just want to get a quick license, CLRG may not be for you. But if you want to learn from the incredible experience and knowledge of industry professionals as you earn your license, then you’re in the right place. Getting a California contractor license is just one small piece of the puzzle of running a successful business. CLRG offers nearly unlimited resources to help you start off on the right foot and reach your long-term business goals.


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