Thinking about falsifying experience when applying to add a trade classification to their license? Don’t do it the CSLB is checking. State law requires four years of journey-level experience (some of which can be substituted by education) in the licensure classification that you are seeking to add.

Falsely stating your experience is legally viewed as omitting or misrepresenting material fact, in violation of Business and Professions Code section 7112. An applicant-licensee who submits fraudulent information to CSLB or a licensee who provides false information about the applicant to CSLB risks license revocation.