General Information on Reciprocity

Out of state individuals can apply for a California License if they meet the qualifications. California has formal reciprocity agreements with the contractor licensing agencies of Arizona, Louisiana, and Nevada.

Because CSLB believes that reciprocity among respective licensing programs is a valuable benefit, it offers reciprocity in specified classifications where the scopes of practice and licensing requirements are either identical or fundamentally indistinguishable in each state with California which makes it easier to get a license.

Also, see Business and Professions Code Section 7065.4.

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