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Real Estate Exam Prep Sale

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C10 CSLB Electrical Contractor

New CSLB Electrical C-10 Exam Preparation Course

We are happy to announce the release of our new CSLB Electrical C-10 exam preparation course!   This up-to-date course includes:   A new layout Updated color graphics Expanded and Updated code sections New Photovoltaic section Updated review questoins New DVC/CD and Video/Audio Streaming Lectures The new practice tests feature a new layout and updated …

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Massive CSLB Rate Increase Coming on January 1 2022

Massive CSLB Rate Increases Coming

There will be massive CSLB rate increases coming on January 1, 2022! Historicaly speaking, CSLB rate increases are comparatively small, but covid appears to have changed that.  The CSLB lost a lot of money in 2020 and 2021, so they’re going to up the ante for almost every category of application.  Hold on to something, …

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CSLB Raising Fees

I heard a rumor that the CSLB will be significantly raising all fees on 1/1/22. From what I was told, the HIS registration application fee (for example) is going from $83 to $250!  That’s a massive increase!  Other types of application fees may also see that massive increase as well. I’ll keep you posted as …

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CSLB License Continuance

License Continuance

Do you need to apply for a license continuance with the Contractors State License Board in California? There are times when a license continuance is needed, especially when a licensee of a sole ownership license has passed away.  The spouse or immediate family member can request the license continuance to keep the business in operation …

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How to fill out the CSLB License Application Section 4

How to fill out the CSLB License Application Pages 2-4

Section 4 On this page will be listed any officers, managers/members, partners, or limited partners that are not acting as the license qualifier that is listed in Section 3 on page 1 of the application. As I mentioned in my Page 1 outline, all officers or managers/members who are listed on the corporation or LLC …

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How to fill out the CSLB license application Page 1

How to fill out the CSLB License Application Page 1

Section 1 The first question you must answer is, what is my business name?  The second question is, which relates to the first question, what type of business entity will I be? Let’s take the first question. A business name can be your personal name or a fictitious business name (FBN), also referred to as …

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CSLB Criminal Conviction Rules

CSLB Criminal Conviction Rules

Do you have a recent conviction and want to know how the CSLB criminal conviction rules affect you? The CSLB states: “Applicants with criminal convictions are not automatically denied licensure, as each application is reviewed individually based on the applicable sections of law. When reviewing criminal convictions, CSLB considers factors such as the nature and …

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Battery Energy Storage Systems BESS

Battery Energy Storage System Workshop

Information below about the CSLB’s upcoming Battery Energy Storage System Workshop.   Also provided below are some Q&A’s about who can and cannot perform work involving BESS.   CSLB will hold an online battery energy storage system (BESS) workshop on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m., to address application or scope of work/classification questions. …

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CSLB Fingerprinting Status Update

Contractors License Fingerprint Status

Did you know that you can check your contractors license fingerprint status online? The California Attorney General’s office has created a website were you can find out where your fingerprints are in the process. Click here to get an update on your print progress.

Adding Officers To A Contractors License

Adding or Updating Personnel to Your CA Contractors License

Are you adding or updating personnel to your CA contractors license?  Have the officers, managers, or members of your corporation or LLC changed? If yes, you need to update the Contractors State License Board immediately. All too often do I come across applications* that need to be signed by a current officer listed on a …

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Battery Energy Storage Systems

CSLB Announces Contractor Classifications Authorized to Install Battery Energy Storage Systems   On July 27, 2021, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB or Board) held a public meeting to review, discuss, and take action on the June 30, 2021 Battery Energy Storage Systems License Classification Report issued by the University of California (UC) Berkeley. As part of the …

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C-10 Meter Service Provider

C-10 Meter Service Provider Certification

Are you a C-10 contractor in California and need a Meter Service Provider certification? Here is the information and steps you’ll need to take. All non-utility MSPs shall be required to submit a written application to the Commission requesting “Provisional MSP Certification”. The Provisional MSP Certification will be granted to persons or entities who possess …

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B-2 Contractor Remodeling License

New B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractors License Exam Prep Course

The New B-2 Residential Remodeling Contractors License Exam Prep Course has just been released! Click here to purchase this new exam course! If you’d like to apply for the B-2 classification, click here for my Application Preparation Services.

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Memorial Day

B-2 CSLB Classification Countdown

Apply for the B-2 Now!

Now is the time to get your B-2 application prepared and signed for Tuesdays (6/1/2021) launch of the new classification. The B-2 is a huge milestone for licensed contractors. This classification will allow so many people to become licensed and compete for projects over the $499.99 limit. Don’t wait! Get your app ready to submit …

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CSLB License Renewal

Submit Your Renewals On-Time

Keeping your license in an active status does take some work on your part, so you must do what you can to submit your renewals on-time. Not just your license renewal, but your LLC General Liability policy, your Workers Comp policy, and/or your bonds. Don’t assume that the cslb is going to send you a …

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Real Estate Pre-License Package For Free

Considering a new career in real estate? Or adding an RE license to your portfolio? We’d like to invite you to take part in The CE Shop’s Career-a-Day Giveaway. They will be giving away one Pre-Licensing package each day until May 31st to help jump-start your new career. Visit realestatelicenseguru.theceshop.com/career-a-day-giveaway to learn more about entering this giveaway …

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