Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) Application

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Easy-Fill Application

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CONVICTIONS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

As part of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) application process and as required by law, you must be fingerprinted if you have not been fingerprinted by CSLB before or if your previous fingerprint record was purged by CSLB due to a voided application; disassociated, revoked, or cancelled license or registration; or for some other reason. After an application is accepted by CSLB as complete (also known as "posted"), the applicant will be sent instructions on the process for obtaining and submitting fingerprints, usually via live scan electronic transmission.

Your fingerprints will be compared to the records of the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If you have ever been convicted of a crime, your criminal record information will be reported to CSLB. This includes DUIs and other Vehicle Code violations resulting in a conviction. Even if you pled "no contest," had the conviction set aside, or judgment deferred pursuant to Penal Code sections 1000 or 1203.4 (commonly understood as "expunged"), the past conviction will still be reported to CSLB.

Under certain circumstances, CSLB may request that you provide mitigating information regarding your criminal history by completing and submitting the Disclosure Statement Regarding Criminal Plea/Conviction form that is available on CSLB’s website on the Forms and Applications page. CSLB’s Criminal Background Unit will contact you if it is requesting this additional information. If so, you can complete the disclosure and send an email scan of it to CBU@cslb.ca.gov or fax to 916-255-4135.

Applicants with criminal convictions are not automatically denied licensure - each application is reviewed individually based on the applicable sections of law. When reviewing criminal convictions, CSLB considers factors such as the nature and severity of the crimes, the amount of time that has passed since the convictions, and any evidence of rehabilitation submitted by the applicant. CSLB has several regulations to review criminal convictions, including Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations sections 868, 868.1, and 869. Section 868 guides how to evaluate whether a crime is substantially related to the qualifications, duties, or functions of a licensee or registrant; Section 868.1 guides whether a felony financial crime is directly and adversely related to the fiduciary qualifications, duties, or functions of a licensee or registrant; and Section 869 guides whether an applicant has made a showing of rehabilitation.

For rehabilitation evaluation, in addition to other evidence of rehabilitation, CSLB is generally looking at how much time has passed since the conviction without further violations of law.

This is an easy-fill form that will walk you through the process to fully and accurately complete this form. Upon completion, you will be required to print and submit the document to CSLB.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Be sure to use the "Back" and "Next" buttons at the bottom of each page - do not use your browser's back arrow because all of your entered information will be erased and you will have to start over.

Please type your information directly into the fields of this form. If you copy text from another application or document and paste it into this easy-fill form and the text contains invalid (non-ASCII) characters, they will be removed from the final document.

Make sure you give yourself enough time to complete the entire form in one sitting. You will not be able to save a partially filled form to complete at a later time.

To print or order a blank application form, please click here to be redirected to CSLB's “Forms & Applications” page.

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Instructions

This is an easy interactive fill-in application. It will guide you through the simple steps to complete your application fully and accurately.

You will be required to mail the completed application to CSLB with any required attachments and the non-refundable $83 application fee. CSLB cannot process your application without this fee.

When the application is complete, you will be able to email a copy to your email address, print on your printer, or save a copy to your own computer device. A copy will not be saved by CSLB; therefore, it will not be available once you exit the application process.

Your personal U.S. Social Security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), if you do not have an SSN, is required. However, for security reasons, it cannot be typed into this interactive application; you will be required to write it in prior to mailing the form.

This information and final instructions will be provided upon completion of this interactive fill-in application.

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SECTION 1 - HOME IMPROVEMENT SALESPERSON

You must provide your full legal name.

Applicant Information

* Required Entry

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SECTION 1 - HOME IMPROVEMENT SALESPERSON

  • The addresses below must belong to the HIS applicant. Do not enter the address information of a home improvement contractor on this application.
  • If the applicant's mailing address is a P.O. Box or a private mail box (PMB), you are required to provide a physical applicant residential address as well.

Notice: Providing a P.O. Box or PMB in the applicant's residence field or using the address of the home improvement contractor will delay your registration.

Applicant Contact Information

* Required Entry

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SECTION 2 - REQUIRED APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Question 1

Are you now or have you ever been registered as a home improvement salesperson with CSLB? If you check “Yes” below, you must provide the HIS registration number.

If your current registration is renewable, this is not the correct application. If you are currently a registered HIS, your registration may be renewable if it has not yet expired or is within three (3) years after its expiration date.

If you need to renew your HIS registration, click here to be forwarded to the website's General Information section regarding the renewal of an existing HIS registration. By selecting this link, you will be canceling out of this application process.

If you have never been registered as a home improvement salesperson with CSLB, or if your previous HIS registration expired more than three (3) years ago or was cancelled or revoked, this is the correct application.

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SECTION 2 - REQUIRED APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Question 2

Have you ever received a citation from CSLB or had a contractor license or other professional or vocational license or registration denied, suspended, revoked, or otherwise disciplined by this state or elsewhere (i.e., other U.S. state, U.S. territory, agency of the federal government, or other country)?

For the purposes of responding to this question, “disciplined” is an administrative action that resulted in a restriction or penalty being placed on any license you have or have possessed, such as a revocation, suspension, probation, or reprimand.

(Check “No” if the license or registration was suspended due to lack of a bond, workers’ compensation, a qualifier or family support).

If you check “Yes” for this question, you are required to attach a statement detailing the events leading to this action.

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SECTION 2 - REQUIRED APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Question 3

To the best of your knowledge, have you failed to resolve any outstanding final liabilities, which include taxes, additions to tax, penalties, interest, and any fees that may be assessed by CSLB, the Department of Industrial Relations, the Employment Development Department, the Franchise Tax Board, or the State Board of Equalization (BOE)?

If you check “Yes” for this question, you are required to attach a statement regarding the outstanding liabilities. In relation to BOE liabilities, you must indicate if you have entered into an installment payment agreement for that liability with the BOE and provide verification that you are in compliance with the terms of that agreement, if applicable.

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SECTION 2 - REQUIRED APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Question 4

Are you serving in, or have you previously served in, the United States military?

If you check “Yes” for this question, please provide the following documentation to be considered for expedited processing:

  • Evidence of your current military duty (copy of your military orders) or your previous military service (copy of your DD 214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty).
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SECTION 2 - REQUIRED APPLICATION QUESTIONS

Question 5

Are you married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station in California under official active duty military orders AND do you hold a current license in another state, district, or territory of the United States as a home improvement salesperson?

If you check “Yes” for this question, please provide the following documentation to be considered for expedited processing:

  • Evidence of your legal union and your spouse's or partner's military duty. For example, attach a copy of the marriage certificate or certified declaration/registration of domestic partnership filed with the Secretary of State AND military orders establishing a duty station in California. For other forms of “legal union” not recognized by California, you may submit other documentary evidence of legal union issued by the state that recognizes your legal union for consideration by CSLB in meeting this requirement; AND
  • Copy of your current license from the other state, district, or territory of the United States documenting a home improvement salesperson license, registration, permit, or certificate.
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Review and Edit

Please review the following information

This is a summary of the information that will print on your application. If there are any corrections that need to be made, please choose the edit button or back button to make the change now, as you will not have the opportunity to do so after you submit this page.


 Applicant Information

Full Legal Name: Date of Birth:

 Applicant Contact Information

Residential Address

Phone Number: Email Address:

Mailing Address


 Applicant Required Question Responses - Action Required

You answered "No" to all of the application questions that require additional actions.
  • You answered YES to Question 1 and provided a Home Improvement Salesperson registration number that is not renewable.
  • You answered YES to Question 2, and must attach a statement detailing the events leading to the CSLB citation or the license or registration being denied, suspended, revoked, or otherwise disciplined.
  • You answered YES to Question 3 and must attach a statement regarding any outstanding liabilities. If BOE liabilities, you must indicate if you have entered into an installment payment agreement and provide verification that you are in compliance with the terms of that agreement.
  • You answered YES to Question 4 and must provide a copy of your military orders or DD214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty to be considered for expedited processing.
  • You answered YES to Question 5 and must include evidence of your legal union and your spouse's or partner's military duty and copy of your current license from the other state, district, or territory of the United States documenting a home improvement salesperson license, registration, permit, or certificate.


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Completion Instructions

You must follow these instructions to complete the application process.

  • This document is not submitted to or saved by CSLB. You must either print it now, save it to your computer, or email it to your email address to print and mail at a later time.
  • You must hand write your Social Security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) on your application.
  • You must sign the application - the signature must be the same person as the applicant.
  • You must submit the non-refundable $83 fee with the application, either by mail in the form of a personal, business, or cashier's check made out to the Registrar of Contractors, or by credit card at a valid Contractors State License Board ePayment Kiosk (locations are provided in your printed packet). Payment by credit card is made for one application at a time.

PDF

Select the button below to view and print the application packet. This packet will contain the instruction sheet; 2 copies of the application (1 to mail and 1 for your records); and a blank Disclosure Statement form (if you answered YES to question 2).

Note: If you have a problem opening the PDF file, click this link for some PDF file troubleshooting steps.

Email the PDF

You can email this packet to your email address. This packet will contain the same documents as in the pdf view and print link above.

This process does not save or submit your application to CSLB. If you email the application packet to your email address, you will still need to follow the instructions to print and mail it to the CSLB.


Finished

Once you have saved, printed, or emailed your application packet, you may proceed to fill out another application or find out the next steps in this application process. If you would like to leave feedback about this easy-fill application system, please follow this link to help us improve our system.