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I am a Navy vet and former laborer for a B-Gen Bldg contractor, I built mobile homes for many years, I worked at the Contractors State License Board for 5 yrs, and have been operating a contractors license service company since 2005.

New “Handyman License” issued by the Contractors State License Board!

That is what I would like to see on the CSLB’s web page. New Handyman License Issued! Think about it, the current law permits “unlicensed contractors” the ability to perform jobs that are $500 or less for labor and materials. By law, they have to advertise as “unlicensed contractors.” But, by law, they don’t have …

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Is the CSLB creating a new Underground Economy?

With the recent changes to the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) application processes, they may be inadvertently creating a new underground economy. Earlier this year they began asking nearly all applicants, if not all, for the A-General Engineering, B-General Building, C-10 Electrician, and C-36 Plumber classifications for additional proof of their experience. They have been …

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Contractors License Experience Outline

I wanted to take a few moments to discuss the importance of creating a properly formatted California Contractors License experience outline. For every trade, there are a few keywords the CSLB application technician is looking for. For the B classification, they want to see framing and at least two unrelated trades listed. What I see too …

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A Moment to Discuss Owner Builder Contractor Experience

The issue with using owner builder contractor experience is that the CSLB never gives you the full amount of experience time that you are submitting. Why is that? Because they assume that you used subcontractors for some of the work performed on your property. Also, if it took you 6 months to do the framing that …

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CSLB

As I’ve discussed before, the Contractors State License Board CSLB has begun a very progressive approach to verifying trade experience. It’s come to my attention that the licensing exam unit at the CSLB has been instructed to begin calling employers and certifiers to verify experience. The exam unit was told this last Friday, 4/5/13. What …

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CSLB “Anti Self-Employed Experience” Campaign

Looks like the Contractors State License Board is continuing to single out applicants using self-employed experience to obtain their California contractors license. I hear from someone almost on a daily basis who received a letter from a CSLB license tech asking for additional proof of their experience. Mostly these poor souls find me on ContractorTalk.com. …

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Illegal Contractors Advertising on Internet Still Being Caught in Los Angeles Area CSLB Stings 6/20/13

SACRAMENTO – Three more illegal contractors were caught in a Rolling Hills Estates undercover sting operation just one month after the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) arrested eight individuals who were contracting without required state licenses and other legal infractions in the same location. CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) conducted the one-day sting in …

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Contractors State License Board meeting, Sacramento, CA. 9/16/13

I attended the CSLB Board meeting today and here are a few note worthy items. 1) The CSLB is working with the Highway Patrol to educate some officers on contractors license law. It’s currently a pilot program, but if you are pulled over and have a truck full of construction materials, the officer may ask …

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