CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

2020 brings a CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase!

Licensing fees are going up beginning February 1, 2020.

Timely Active License Renewals

$450 for two years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $470 for two years.

Timely Inactive License Renewals

$225 for four years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $225 for four years.

Timely Home Improvement Salesperson Registrations

Will now be $95, up from $83.

Delinquent Active License Renewals

$675 for two years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $695 for two years.

Delinquent Inactive License Renewals

$337.50 for four years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $337.50 for four years.

Delinquent Home Improvement Salesperson Registrations

Will now be $142.50, up from $124.50.

License Reactivation

To reactivate an inactive license, it will now cost you $470, a $20 increase.

Why the increases?

Because the CSLB has basically shot themselves in the financial foot with their prolonged tactics regarding license applications. They’ve spent so much time and effort rejecting and denying applications that their license renewal revenue has been on a rapid decline.

Instead of creating more ridiculous rules to keep people from obtaining licenses, maybe they should improve their processes. Start with hiring capable, experienced application technicians who know the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver. And provide them with the training necessary to accomplish their jobs in an efficient manner.

Having retired from the State, and having worked at the CSLB, I know exactly the type of people they hire to review applications. Now I’m not saying they aren’t good people, they are, they are just people with no construction experience and are poorly trained.

But, since that will never happen, they’ve chosen to mend their self-inflicted wound with a CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase. Government at its best!!

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