Listed below is general information to assist you as you complete the attached application. Do not submit this General Information portion with your completed application – the actual application begins immediately following this section on Application – Page 1 of 2. Before you submit your application, please review it and be sure that you have completed all requested information. Your application may be returned to you if it is insufficient or incomplete. You must provide any missing information, make corrections, and resubmit your completed application to CSLB within 90 days after the date that it was returned to you or your application will be deemed abandoned and become void. You cannot reinstate an abandoned application – you must submit a new application and $125 application fee if you wish to reapply.
Complete the application legibly in black or dark blue ink, or on CSLB’s website using the Easy-Fill feature. Forms completed in pencil will be returned to you. Please make sure that you and other authorized individuals sign and date the application. Leave no space blank. If a particular question or request for information does not apply to you, write “N/A” in the blank space to indicate that the question has received your attention but that it is not applicable. The “#” symbol is used interchangeably with the word “number” where space is limited on the application.
When a Limited Partner is a Company
Partnership licenses can have limited partners that are companies, as opposed to individual people. When a partnership license is adding a limited partner that is a company, complete Section 2 for the companies, omitting the fields that do not apply (e.g., date of birth, SSN/ITIN, and driver license number). Since companies are incapable of signing documents (e.g., applications, renewals, etc.), you must also report at least one individual person who will be an authorized signer for that company. To do this, you must make a copy of Page 1 of the application after Section 1 has been completed and fill in portions of Section 2 using this individual person’s personal information. Identify that person as the “Authorized Signer for ______” (inserting the name of the company on behalf of which the individual person will sign). This individual person will not be part of the official license personnel of record (unless they are also an actual limited partner of the partnership), but their information will be maintained by CSLB for signing purposes only.
Please be sure to read the Important Notice Regarding Convictions on the front of this application packet. All applicants for licensure are required to submit a full set of fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check. Even though you may have been fingerprinted previously for an employer or another regulatory body, you will need to undergo the fingerprinting and criminal history check process again specifically for CSLB, unless you have previously fingerprinted for CSLB and the results are still available and active on record with CSLB. California Penal Code section 11142 prohibits criminal history information from being released to any entity other than the requesting agency that you have authorized to receive it. Individuals in California are required to fingerprint by electronic live scan; individuals outside of California can fingerprint either by electronic live scan in California or by submitting hard card fingerprints that are completed in the applicant’s location, as explained in the instructions that are sent after the application has been accepted (also known as “posted”). For more information, please visit CSLB’s website and view information on the Applicants page.
Collection of Social Security Numbers, Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers, and Federal Employer Identification Numbers
With the exception of the driver license number, all information requested on the application is mandatory, including disclosure of U.S. Social Security numbers (SSN), individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITIN), and federal employer identification numbers (FEIN). Collection of the SSN, ITIN, and FEIN is authorized by Business and Professions Code (BPC) sections 30, 31, and 7145.5. SSNs, ITINs, and FEINs are used exclusively for the purpose of tax enforcement, compliance with any judgment or order for family support in accordance with Family Code section 17520, measurement of employment outcomes of students who participate in career technical education programs offered by the California Community Colleges as required by BPC section 30, and investigation of tax evasion and violations of cash-pay reporting laws as set forth in Section 329 of the Unemployment Insurance Code. If you fail to disclose your SSN, ITIN, or FEIN, your application will not be processed, and you will be reported to the Franchise Tax Board; they may assess a $100 penalty against you.
Collection of Personal Information
CSLB collects the personal information requested on the following form as authorized by BPC sections 30, 31, 141, 480, 7066, 7069, 7072, 7073, 7083, and 7145.5 and T16 CCR section 816. CSLB uses this information to identify and evaluate applicants for licensure, issue and renew licenses, and enforce licensing standards set by law and regulation. Submission of the requested information is mandatory. CSLB cannot consider your application for licensure unless you provide all of the requested information. You may review the records maintained by CSLB that contain your personal information, unless the records are identified as confidential information and exempted from disclosure by the Information Practices Act, including Civil Code section 1798.40. CSLB makes every effort to protect the personal information you provide us; however, it may be disclosed in response to a Public Records Act request as allowed by the Information Practices Act; to another government agency as required by state or federal law or as provided in Civil Code section 1798.24; or in response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant. The Custodian of Records is responsible for maintaining the information on this form and may be contacted at the address and telephone number listed in the letterhead at the top of this General Information and Instructions portion for questions about this notice or access to records.