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 includes footings, foundations, and weight bearing members.” Basically, it would have allowed the C1 contractor to bid, contract, and perform work that includes at least two unrelated trades that did not include framing.

My assumption was that this new classification was in response to their now defunked “critical classification” application process.  A process that was actually an underground regulation that was devastating the industry.  Now that they’ve finally come around to processing apps in a manner that is actually allowed by law, it would appear they’ve decided against the new classification.

I’m sure they have their “reasons”, but that new classification would have meant that many unlicensed people could have obtained a license. And, therefore, putting some sort of dent in the unlicensed industry that the CSLB has been so inept in containing or curbing.  They just can’t seem to get out of their own way.

I give this decision a BIG….

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  1. I totally agree, Phil.
    This would add chaos to the already chaotic system in place currently.
    Can you imagine what would happen at the city or municipal level?
    Sure wouldn’t want to be a plan processor or an building inspector for that mess.
    As California heads into severe budget cuts initiated by the Trump administration
    how would they even begin to fund this kind of mess considering the way the the Board
    has “contained” the unlicensed bottomless pit so far?
    All we can do is shake our heads, look downward in front of the permit counters,and pray for miracles.

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