If you’re thinking about getting your contractors license and you’re surfing the net, or you get a call from a “contractors license school”, beware…
There are two larger contractors licensing “schools” in California. One of them goes by a four letter acronym, I obviously won’t name there here, but you need to be cautious.
I hear from people on a regular basis that used their service and came away with a bad taste in their mouth. Why?
Examples; 1) They prepare or review an application and either create mistakes or provide incorrect advice to the applicant that leads to a rejected application. 2) They refuse, or are unable to tell people that their experience is not valid or sufficient. They’ll take your money, tell you not to worry about it, and prepare or submit a deficient application. 3) Their exam study materials are sub standard. 4) Their clients feel like they’re a number and don’t receive the one on one attention applicants need to weave through the CSLB red tape.
Don’t be sold by an over blown, over inflated sales pitch. Don’t be taken in by someone offering you everything and guaranteeing nothing. Don’t pay $1000 or more to have an application poorly created and receive exam prep materials that won’t do you any good.
None of the “schools” (they shouldn’t be called schools because they don’t “teach” anything) out there provide you with the one on one service that I do. And none of them have worked in construction swinging a hammer, building structures, drywall, painting, etc etc that I have. And none of them used to process applications as a CSLB application technician as I did.
So before you go wasting your money by giving it to a company that exists only to take your money, look for a better option.