Can You Add Someone to Your CSLB License?

Getting a CSLB license isn’t particularly easy.

When it comes to transferring your license, it’s not surprising that it seems difficult to transfer or make changes to your existing license. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to change ownership, add new individuals, or generally re-assign who can operate under a California contractor’s license.

Can you transfer your CSLB license? And how would you transfer your contractor’s license to another person or corporation?

When Can’t You Re-assign Your CSLB License?

In most circumstances, your CSLB license is valid only when the initial conditions that you received the license are the same. Almost every change requires a brand-new license that matches whatever change you have made to your business.

That means you can’t do the following without needing a brand-new license:

 

When Can You Re-Assign Your CSLB License?

There are a few exceptions that will allow you to transfer ownership of your license to another party.

You can transfer your license if:

 

There are a number of requirements for each of these. The following are the three situations where you’re allowed to transfer ownership of your contractor’s license.

A sole owner license can be transferred to another individual if:

 

A sole owner license can be transferred to a corporation if:

 

A corporation’s license can be transferred to another corporation if:

 

That’s it! You can transfer ownership of your CSLB license, but only in specific situations.

If you need help understanding or transferring ownership of your CSLB license, contact CSLS today. We’d be happy to help you understand the process of transferring your CSLB license.