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Contractors License Fictitious Business Name Requirements

Contractors License Fictitious Business Name Requirements

It has come to my attention that as of March 1st the Contractors State License Board now has fictitious business name requirements stating that any business applying for a license with a DBA needs to submit a copy of the filed Fictitious Business Name (FBN) statement with the application before they will post the application.  …

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CSLB self-employed project list

CSLB self-employed project list

UPDATE January 28, 2019 The cslb is requiring that ALL self employed B-General Building applicants provide the project list forms AND PERMITS!!!! If you provide a project list form and there is NO PERMIT accompanying it, the cslb will NOT give you credit for that experience! Seems just about the time they are moving forward, …

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Bad Contractors Licensing Information

Bad Contractors Licensing Information

Beware of bad contractors licensing information! Isn’t everything on the internet true??   But seriously, you have to beware of bad contractors licensing information on the www. I came across this webpage: https://generalcontractorlicenseguide.com/california-contractors-license/ and as I read through it, I kept finding bad, incorrect, erroneous information.  I started to make a list but when I …

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Contractors Business Name Style

Contractors Business Name Style

Contractors Business Name Style Many people get caught in the contractors business name style law, or B&P Code 7059.1, and end up with a rejected contractor’s license application. 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 …

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General Building Experience

General Building Experience

General Building Experience Are you having trouble with your general building experience outline (or any trade outline)? Has the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) rejected your B general building application because your outline was not formatted properly? An improperly formatted general building experience outline is a very common issue, and probably the number one reason …

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of my clients, readers, family, and friends!

Workers Compensation Laws Changed

Workers Compensation Laws Changed

Workers Compensation laws changed earlier this year, thanks to AB 2883. And here’s how it’s affecting California contractors and applicants. This new law, as stated in-part below, requires that corporations carry workers comp if they have officers that own less than 15% ownership in the company. How does this affect contractors and license applicants? If …

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Law and Business Study Kit

Law and Business Study Kit

The Contractors License Guru is pleased to announce that our Law and Business Study Kit has just been updated. The update includes: New look and format All laws/regs updated Expanded from 4 chapters to 6 New chapter on private/public works contracts New chapter on Ops Management incl. estimating/bidding process Simplified language Includes federal forms i.e. …

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CSLB Reassigning Application Technicians

CSLB Reassigning Application Technicians

I was told recently that the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), Licensing Department, has reassigned several of their license application technicians to their call center. This is good news, bad news. Good news because their call center has lacked competent people for a very long time.  You could call three times and get three different …

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CSLB Raising Fees

CSLB Raising Fees

  The CSLB will be raising fees on July 1, 2017.  Get ready to dig a little deeper into your wallet. It’s been a long time since the Contractors State License Board has raised their fees, but here they come. Click here to view the fee increase chart in a PDF. Application and Licensing Fees …

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Rogue CSLB Application Technicians

Rogue CSLB Application Technicians

Beware of rogue CSLB application technicians! First.. Happy Memorial Day weekend.  Remember it’s not about BBQ’s, it’s about remembering those who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom. Some application technicians at the CSLB have been falsely rejecting applications for corrections to their experience outlines. The problem is… there is nothing wrong with the experience …

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Phil the Dog

Phil the Dog

I just have to share this…. I received an email from a client who just passed his exams.. part of his email included this… “I want to thank you so much for all your awesome help, if I had known about you before I wasted not only TIME but MONEY as well……I will make sure …

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CSLB Fees will Increase

CSLB Fees will Increase

Effective July 1, 2017, CSLB fees will increase.     It’s gonna get a little bit more expensive to obtain, maintain, and change/update a contractors license!   Application and Licensing Fees Current Fee as of July 1, 2017 Fee 1.      Original Application $300 $330 (for those taking exam or requesting waiver for one classification) 2.      Additional Classification (each) (with waiver …

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CSLB Chooses Against C1 Classification

CSLB Chooses Against C1 Classification

I just received word that the CSLB will not be pursing the addition of the C-1 Classification. I posted in October of 2015 that the CSLB would be creating this classification to allow the license holder to perform work that “provided that no load bearing portion of the existing structure is altered, added or moved; this …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to all of my clients, subscribers, family and friends. 2016 was a Great year for The Guru… thanks to all of you!

CSLB Registrar Announces Upcoming Retirement

CSLB Registrar Announces Upcoming Retirement

CSLB Registrar Announces Upcoming Retirement “SACRAMENTO – After a stellar career of more than 35 years in state service, Cindi A. Christenson has announced that she will retire, effective May 1, 2017. Ms. Christenson, who has the distinction of being the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) first female Registrar, was appointed to the position January …

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