Update: CSLB Worker Compensation Requirement
|May 18, 2023|
Sacramento, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) wants to inform active licensees that after June 30, 2023, any licensee holding a C-8 (Concrete), C-20 (Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning), C-22 (Asbestos Abatement), and D-49 (Tree Service), that does not have a Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance on file with CSLB will have that classification removed , regardless of whether the contractor has employees. If that is the only classification the licensee holds, the license will face suspension. Because it may take time to seek and obtain a workers’ compensation insurance policy, CSLB strongly recommends that you not wait until this deadline to obtain a policy and file your certificate. Please know that Craft Guard has streamlined the process for ensuring that you can obtain coverage before the deadline. And we can file your certificate on your behalf. Call us toll Free: 844-414-8273 or click here.
The new workers’ compensation insurance requirement for C-8, C-20, C-22, and D-49 licensees is the result of Senate Bill 216 that took effect January 1, 2023. The only exception in SB 216 is for joint venture licenses, which will still be able to file a certificate of exemption if one of the joint venture license entities has a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
SB 216 also requires that all active contractors – with or without employees – have a valid Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance by January 1, 2026.
Need to Know More about Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
- Contractors can obtain workers’ compensation coverage from Craft Guard Insurance Services.