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CSLB is updating the rules for required workers compensation coverage, will you be compliant in time?

By November 30, 2022No Comments

As of January 1, 2023, the following contractor classifications will be required to provide proof of workers compensation insurance to the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), regardless of whether the contractor has employees.

  • C-8 Concrete
  • C-20 Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning
  • C-22 Asbestos Abatement
  • D-49 Tree Service

Previously, contractors with the above referenced licenses could file an exemption if they had no employees, that will no longer be allowed as of January 1st, 2023.

Those out of compliance will have the classifications removed from their licenses based on the following timetable.

If you hold one of these license classifications:

  • After January 1, 2023, no license in these classifications will be issued, reinstated, reactivated, or renewed without a valid Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance.


  • If you have an active license, do not have employees, and are not due to renew until after June 30, 2023, CSLB will not require you to have proof of workers’ compensation insurance on file until July 1, 2023.

After June 30, 2023, any licensee holding a C-8, C-20, C-22, or D-49 that does not have a Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance on file with CSLB will have that classification removed. 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.

CSLB Link for more information.


***C-39 Roofing contractors are already required to have workers compensation insurance on file even if that contractor has no employees.

To obtain a quote for your contractors workers compensation insurance, please call (760) 893-8055 or submit a quote request online.