The CSLB has seen the error of their ways and has done away with the list of Critical Classifications!
Yep, you heard me! The Contractors State License Board, under the direction of the new Registrar Cindi Christenson (she’s moved to the top of my Christmas List!), has seen the light.
They have done away with what has been dubbed the “Villucci Rule” or “Villucci Disaster” and have gone back to processing license applications in a manner that is consistent with the law.
No longer will they be REQUIRING applicants of the A, B, C10, C16, C20, C36, C38, and C57 classifications to provide written documentation to PROVE their experience.
It’s been a long 3+ years, but the day has finally come. To put it in the words of the Registrar herself at a recent Board meeting… the previous way of processing applications was “probably improper.” One of the Board members wanted to know why application submittals have gone up, but the number of licenses issued has gone down.. uh… Rick Villucci is why!! I wonder how Rick is doing in his newly demoted position?!?! LOL
This means that ALL applications will be processed according to the contractors license law. This is to say that a minimum of 3% of ALL applications received will be pulled for a secondary review… as the law allows!
Bottom line… your A, B, C10, etc app will most likely get through the initial review process without issue (unless it isn’t formatted properly… [I can help with this] and is rejected) and sent straight to the exams. This is good new people!!
I give the CSLB a lot of grief (having been a former CSLB employee I feel I’ve earned the right), but in this instance… I totally applaud the Registrar!!