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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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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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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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Contractor’s Licensing Schools

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of contractor’s licensing schools. I’m not referring to any one specific contractor’s licensing school, just the overall contractor’s license school method.  And before we get into the pros and cons, let’s define the word “school.”  They really aren’t schools because they aren’t teaching anything, they are showing people …

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Contractors State License Board Wall License

How long does it take to get a contractors license in California?

As my father used to say… how long is a piece of string? The processing times at the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) vary greatly.  It depends on the type of application, document, or form you’re submitting. Review my CSLB Backlog post regarding processing stats as of September 2020. Different applications are processed by different …

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CSLB Exam Study Materials

CSLB Contractors Exam Study Materials

Have you been scheduled for your California contractors license test and you need CSLB exam study materials? The License Guru offers the most up-to-date, highest quality exam study materials available in the industry…and at the Lowest Price! Are there areas of your trade that you’re not that familiar with? Our kits will help you in …

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Who can perform solar c46 work

Who can perform Solar C46 work?

Here’s the answer in a nutshell.  There are seven CSLB license classifications that can legally install photovoltaic solar energy systems.  They can include: “A” – General Engineering contractors are authorized to install solar energy systems. “B” – General Building contractors are authorized to install solar energy systems within the definition of B&P Code section 7057, …

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Updated Guru Website

The License Guru website has been updated with a new way to purchase study materials, application services, and consulting. With this integrated shopping cart software, all purchases can be made directly from the website. No more redirects to Paypal… unless you want to use Paypal, that’s still an option. Taking this step was a long …

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Stay Tuned!!

In the coming months I’ll be starting a new business that will address a specific desire/issue/need that so many of you want and must have. And, of course, you can expect the same level of excellent service I provide you with now at a cost that is much more affordable than others in this industry. …

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How to file a complaint against the Contractors State License Board

Or as I like to call it, the… Contractors State Anti-License Board, since they seem to go out of their way to deny licenses. Do you feel like you’ve submitted overwhelming proof of your experience, followed every ridiculous request and requirement thrown at you by the CSLB? Do you feel like all they’ve done is …

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CSLB 7059.1 Guide to Business Naming Rules

CSLB Continues to Disregard the Law

Here we go again, more evidence that the CSLB continues to disregard the law as written. I know, you’ve heard this from me before (just last month), but the business naming issue and the CSLB’s blatant disregard for the law has to stop. It’s time for them to put on their big boy/girl pants and …

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CSLB Certification Requirement Frustration

CSLB Certification Requirement

Here we go again on the make stuff up as we go merry go-round! What the law states is different than what they do. The CSLB certification requirement of work experience rules have a new twist. Here’s the latest… I have a client who has obtained experience all over the world. He’s extremely qualified and …

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CSLB Lie Detector Test

Lies Lies… and a few more Lies

Update: Dec. 6/2019 The CSLB told an applicant that he must use a DBA with four specific words in it. They told the applicant that he could only use those four words without changes or alterations. So here we go again… the cslb crossing the line between state agency and dictatorship. Continuing with the original …

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CSLB Owner Builder Experience

CSLB Owner Builder Experience

Let’s talk about CSLB owner builder experience for a moment. Since the CSLB has once again become the Soup Nazi’s (Seinfeld reference) of State licensing, many people are asking if their owner builder experience is enough to get them to the B General Building exam room. The answer is a big fat maybe.  The problem …

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Applying for a B General Contractors License

If you intend or hope to apply for a B General Contractors License… forget about it!! The CSLB has tightened the reigns a little more.  I’ve heard from applicants who have submitted permits (per the CSLB’s unwritten rule) for projects they worked on and their experience was still denied. Basically the ONLY way anyone can …

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