Today, the California State Contractors License Board (CSLB) announced that, over the weekend, it issued its one-millionth contractor license to a tree service company in Norwalk, California. The CSLB was created on August 14, 1929, with the support of the State of California's construction industry, so the public would be protected from irresponsible contractors.The law creating the CSLB defined three contractor categories that remain in effect today: Class "A" General Engineering, Class "B" General Building, and Class "C" Specialty contractors. In 1939, those categories evolved into the original license "classifications" and CSLB also began to examine applicants on their trade qualifications.

In its announcement, it identified the various CSLB License Milestone:

  • September 24, 1929 ~ First license issued
  • January 19, 1948 ~ License #100,000 Issued
  • April 19, 1961 ~ License #200,000 Issued
  • November 18, 1974 ~ License #300,000 Issued
  • February 10, 1981 ~ License #400,000 Issued
  • October 16, 1968 ~ License #500,000 Issued
  • August 7, 1990 ~ License #600,000 Issued
  • December 8, 1994 ~ License #700,000 Issued
  • October 1, 2001 ~ License #800,000 Issued
  • July 12, 2007 ~ License #900,000 Issued
  • January 10, 2015 ~ License #1,000,000 Issued