How To Maintain Your C-39 Roofing Contractor License in California

Whether you’re new to roofing in California or a seasoned, CSLB-licensed contractor – you have to renew your contractor license every two years. That is, if you want to stay licensed, and; therefore, to stay compliant with state law.

Maintaining compliance with the Contractors State License Board is critical for roofers to be able to operate legally in the state. Lucky for us, it’s extremely easy to maintain your C-39 roofer’s license.

In this guide, we’ll look at the most important elements of maintaining an existing roofer’s license – so you can quickly and easily maintain your license.

Check Your License Status

The first thing you need to do is check your license status by using the CSLB’s license checker tool.

When checking your license status, make a note of when your license expires. While renewing your contractor’s license is a simple and straightforward process for the majority of contractors, some contractors have extenuating circumstances that impact the process.

If you have a disciplinary record or have allowed your license to expire, for example, you may have to pay additional fees and may even be ineligible to renew your license in some cases, pending restitution for damages or other legal requirements.

Update Your Training and Continuing Education Credits

As a roofer, you’ll often be asked by the CSLB to take continuing education classes to ensure you are up-to-date on current standards and regulations. These can be one-day seminars on safety or hour-long classes on new laws.

The best way to stay informed on what is required of you, in terms of continuing education, is to ensure you’re signed up for all roofing-related CSLB newsletters and communications. When in doubt, contact the CSLB to get the answers straight from the horse’s customer service’s mouth.

Apply to Renew Your Roofing License

Once you’ve checked your status and ensured that you are eligible to renew your license, you can apply to renew your contractor license.

You should receive a renewal application from CSLB approximately 60 days before your license is due to expire. If you don’t receive this form, order a renewal online or call the CSLB for guidance.

Pay Your Renewal Fees

As we seem to cover ad infinitum in this blog, the CSLB requires fees for you to do anything related to your contractor license, and as you might expect, you have to pay fees to renew your C-39 Roofing contractor license.

No one ever wants to shut down business operations if they don’t have to. In order to keep everything running at full steam, California roofers must remember to renew their contractor license every two years.

Hopefully, now you know the basics of renewing your license – and how you can stay up to date with everything going on with your C-39 license. When in doubt, contact the CSLB directly, and check out our Comprehensive Guide to CSLB fees so that you can plan efficiently and effectively when it’s time to renew a contracting license.