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New Law Changes How the Contractors State License Board Reviews License Applicants’ Criminal History

State licensing agency no longer requiring applicants to disclose past criminal convictions SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is announcing that with the start of the new fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021), there has been an important change to the application used to get a California contractor’s license. CSLB is …

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License Renewal Reminder

Tired of missing those renewal deadlines?

Are you tired of waiting for the CSLB to send you a “courtesy” license renewal notice? Have you found yourself up against a rapidly approaching renewal date and have yet to receive the courtesy notice? Worry no more!  Use our license renewal service and we’ll inform you of those approaching renewal dates with plenty of …

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Get Your Real Estate License Today!

Have you ever thought about obtaining your Real Estate license? Did you know how easy it is to get licensed… and to make a lot of money? We have partnered with one of the leading Real Estate licensing schools in the nation! Click here to begin your journey! Online Real Estate Courses for Pre-Licensing, Exam …

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Contractors State License Board Ready to Reopen Test Centers

All public counters in California remain closed at this time. SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is announcing that seven of its eight test centers around California will reopen next Monday, June 15, 2020. Most of the centers will have expanded hours each day to accommodate an additional test session for applicants. The test centers, …

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CSLB Exam Testing Centers

CSLB Testing Centers Update

Here’s a message from the CSLB regarding testing center re-openings. Note the comment that if you fail an exam, you’ll have to wait until September before retaking it. “I wanted to send a brief note that CSLB will reopen many of its test centers this coming Monday the 15th. Public counters will continue to remain …

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CSLB Testing Centers Opening

CSLB Testing Centers Opening

Most CSLB testing centers are currently scheduled to open on June 15th. Note, you must have a mask or they will not let you in the door! Please follow and like us:

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New and Improved Guru Website

Our new and improved Guru website has arrived. This new License Guru website is up-to-date with today’s design standards, it has a simpler flow with a much more user friendly way to purchase our CSLB exam preparation study kits and application services. The check out process has been greatly improved so that our customers will …

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The Covid Excuse

The Covid Excuse

Question, how many of you have heard someone use the Covid Excuse? The Covid Excuse is being used everywhere, from individuals to businesses to state agencies. Reminder, there are over 39 million people in this state, and there have only been 24,400+ confirmed cases! The odds of you catching the flu? Here’s the math:  0.06% …

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Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License Renewal

Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License Renewal

The CSLB has launched a new online renewal system. Well… it’s mostly online. You’ll still have to mail in the renewal form. Hopefully this process will speed up the overall renewal process and fewer licensees will find themselves in a state of suspension because the CSLB is slow to process renewals. April 8, 2020 CSLB …

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CSLB Exam Preparation

CSLB Exam Preparation

Are you at home because of the Covid-19 shut down? Do you have time on your hands and need superior CSLB exam preparation materials? The Contractors License Guru offers the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and technology driven study kits available on the market today! Click here to purchase your study kit. Our kits can include audio …

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CSLB Closing Testing Centers

CSLB Closing Testing Centers

This just in… the CSLB is closing all testing centers beginning tomorrow and will remain closed until April 16th (or longer). CSLB testing staff will be contacting applicants directly to reschedule exams. Please follow and like us:

Changing Careers? Save 10%!

Changing Careers? Save 10%!

Is the current crisis forcing you into thinking about changing careers? Due to the panic surrounding this flu virus, many people are at home and are potentially looking to change careers because their employer may not survive the current mass hysteria and the financial impact it will most likely have on small businesses. There is …

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B2 Contractors License

B2 Contractors License

The new B2 Contractors license bill is now in the legislature! This new classification removes the framing requirement and will allow more people to become licensed in California. Click here to read the bill. Please follow and like us:

CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

2020 brings a CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase! Licensing fees are going up beginning February 1, 2020. Timely Active License Renewals $450 for two years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $470 for two years. Timely Inactive License Renewals $225 for four years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your …

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Qualifying B General Contractors Experience

Qualifying B General Contractors Experience

Have you been trying to figure out exactly what “Qualifying B General Contractors Experience” is? We’ve known for years that the minimum experience for the B classification is framing and at least two unrelated trades. Framing being the major component. We also know that the CSLB has made it extremely difficult within the last 2-3 …

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CSLB B-2 Remodeling Contractors License

B-2 Remodeling Contractors License

The CSLB has provided an update on the new Remodeling Contractors License. At the December 12th Board meeting, I asked for an update on the new remodeling contractors license. The Board stated that the new legislation has been submitted to the legislature and the bill has a sponsor. It should go up for a vote …

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C6 C39 RMOs Needed

C6 C39 RMOs Needed

Do you hold the C-6 or C-39 contractors license classification and are located in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas? We are in need of a person or persons who holds either of these classifications to be an RMO on one or more contractors licenses. We have companies ready to move forward with the …

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CSLB Licensing Policies and Procedures

CSLB Licensing Policies and Procedures

Is there such a thing as CSLB Licensing Policies and Procedures? And does the licensing branch of the CSLB follow them? From the outside looking in, the answer is no. From when I was an application technician on the inside looking out, the answer was still no. I firmly believe that the CSLB does not …

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