July 1, 2000, it is now a violation of the Contractors' License
Law to perform home improvement work, either as a prime or subcontractor,
without holding the Home Improvement Certification (HIC). Don't
run the risk of being fined (up to $2000) and having a blemish
on your license record.
The Open-Book Exam Now! There Is No Fee!
open-book exam covers laws and business practices you should
know if you are involved in home improvements. The quickest
way to take the exam and get results is to take the exam over
the Internet. A paper exam is also available. However, the exam
answer sheet must be returned to the Board for scoring and processing
and this can take 6-8 weeks.
are not certified until your paperwork is processed and certification
is added to your license record! Follow this link to test for
and obtain your HIC Contractors
State License Board.
the Board at: Licensing@dca.cslb.ca.gov.
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