Privacy policy

Contractors State License Schools (CSLS) understands your need to know about what information we collect from you and how we use it. We appreciate the trust that you place in us and, therefore, make this privacy policy readily available to website users.


CSLS’s primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services. CSLS collects personally identifiable information when you provide it to us, such as when you register on one of our sites and enroll in our distance education programs. In these cases, every attempt will be made to protect your privacy. All information is used for the purpose for which it is intended, and it is not made available to any third party without your knowledge and permission. If you have contacted us by email through the site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence. In any event, we reserve the right to use your email address and any other personally identifiable information that you provide to us to respond to you and to send you marketing materials for our own goods and services, as well as those of our marketing partners.


You can access all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by calling us at (800) 303-4691 FREE. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.


You can shop at CSLS with confidence. We have partnered with, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card and electronic check transactions for our customers. The Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks. The company adheres to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:

*128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
*Industry-leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
*Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

For additional information regarding the privacy of sensitive cardholder data, please read the Privacy Policy.


It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.


Web pages on this site may contain links to other sites. CSLS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


All testimonials appearing in CSLS’s print and electronic media are voluntarily sent by real people who have purchased and completed one or more of CSLS’s education courses. Testimonials are solely the opinion and/or experience of the individual who has given us permission to reprint their comments. CSLS does not alter or edit the original text in any way.


This license exam preparatory material, known collectively as CSLS study material, contains copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. In accordance with our mission, we are making such material available in our efforts to advance California Contractors License Exam preparation for persons who otherwise would not have access to reliable license exam preparatory material.

We believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the CSLS study material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and license exam preparatory purposes. If you wish to use this CSLS study material for purposes of your own that go beyond “fair use,” you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

This CSLS study material is the property of CSLS, the sole owners of all legally protectable intellectual property rights applicable. Reproduction of any creative property of CSLS study material, by any means whatsoever, is prohibited by law. CSLS and its owners accept no liability for the content, use or reproduction of such materials. Permission to reproduce information from this CSLS study material must be obtained from CSLS. Permission is void unless all copyrights and credits are displayed with the information reproduced.


On Jan. 1, 2010, the new Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) came into existence. The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA), also known as AB 48, was signed by the Governor on Oct. 11, 2009, and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2010. The act replaces the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 will apply to virtually all private postsecondary schools in California.

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is part of the Department of Consumer Affairs and is a consumer protection agency. BPPE exists to protect consumers and determines whether schools comply with consumer protection laws. Contractors State License Schools, an institution offering non-degree educational programs for total charges of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or less, operates under the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA), Article 4 Section 94874(f) as an exempt institution. CSLS is exempt from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) pursuant to its regulations and Article 4 Section 94874(f) of the CPPEA of 2009. The act is administered by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818.