Governor Approves Asm. Brough’s Improvements to California’s Contractor License Exam

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 3087 by Assemblyman Brough (R-Dana Point) into law that will streamline and improve California’s contractor licensing and exam process. Assemblyman Brough authored AB 3087 in partnership with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).

“The signing of my bill, AB 3087, will help California applicants through the contractor exam process and make more efficient use of state resources,” said Assemblyman Brough.

AB 3087 grants the CSLB the ability to contract with a third-party vendor for the administration of its licensing exam. Not only will the legislation result in an annual savings of approximately $600,000 to the Contractor’s License Fund, but this bill will also greatly enhance customer service as applicants will receive more translator assistance and enhanced examination oversight and security. Applicants will have more test centers to choose from, reducing travel for many, and also the ability to schedule examinations on more days.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably impacted employment figured and devastated state agency funding. Our economic recovery hinders on many aspects, but the growing of California’s workforce is certainly one of them. AB 3087 makes commonsense changes to help get Californians to work,” concluded Brough.

AB 3087 takes effect on January 1, 2021.


Assemblyman William P. Brough represents the 73rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.