CSLB Qualifying Experience

CSLB Qualifying Experience

In the next series of posts, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process.

Below are a set of powerpoint slides that were shown at the recent Contractors State License Board Licensing Committee Meeting held at the CSLB office in Sacramento on October 21, 2013.

Along the way, I’ll add my advice and opinion where necessary. Click on the images to enlarge.


CSLB Qualifying Experience

Slides #1-2

How does the CSLB determine which trade classifications are directly affecting consumer’s health and safety?

CSLB Qualifying Experience Slides #3-4A month or two ago, there were only four CSLB trade classifications that they had labeled “critical classes.” Now there are 8.I would think the C-39 classification would have an affect on consumer health and safety if the work wasn’t done correctly.
CSLB Qualifying Experience Slides #5-6″Questionable Experience” What is the definition of “Questionable”? Who at the CSLB has determined this?

Also, no where in California Law is the term “Critical Classifications” mentioned. Is this a made up term?

 CSLB Qualifying Experience  Slides #7-8These explanations are much better at defining what steps the CSLB will take. They won’t provide this information in any shape or form, unless you were to go looking for it deep within the CSLB website.

Slide #8 doesn’t state that you have appeal rights after the formal investigation has generated a denial.

That’s all for now. Many more slides to cover in future posts. Thanks for reading!Click on the link below if you’d like to see the current letter being sent to applicants who are having to prove their CSLB Qualifying Experience.Acceptable CSLB Qualifying Experience


I am a Navy vet and former laborer for a B-Gen Bldg contractor, I built mobile homes for many years, I worked at the Contractors State License Board for 5 yrs, and have been operating a contractors license service company since 2005.

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