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CSLB Qualifying Experience – Final Part

CSLB Qualifying Experience – Final Part

Conclusion to: CSLB Qualifying Experience – Final Part, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process. Final Part 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, …

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How to Start a Construction Business

How to Start a Construction Business

How to Start a Small Construction or General Contracting Business by Caron_Beesley, Community  Updated: March 5, 2012 Below is an article I found about how to start a construction business. There are many great links to information on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website. I can also provide you with guidance, information, and tools to …

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CSLB Qualifying Experience – Part 3

CSLB Qualifying Experience – Part 3

To continue in this series of posts, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process. Part 3 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 …

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Why Achieving Success Is Really Simple

Why Achieving Success Is Really Simple

Why Achieving Success Is Really Simple By Joel on October 20, 2013 “SUCCESS!” ….. what a powerful word, a relative term that carries a unique definition for each and every individual. I am very fortunate to have interviewed and studied many high achievers over the years who have lived a life of tremendous “Success”. In …

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Experience Verification of a Young Journeyman-Contractor Talk

Experience Verification of a Young Journeyman-Contractor Talk

Below is a question from a young journeyman who has to provide experience verification. Hey License Guru I have a a few questions. My story been working with my dad since I was 15 doing gen contractor stuff like framing etc part time until I graduated HS then i did it full time. I am …

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Long Term Forecast of the CSLB

Long Term Forecast of the CSLB

What is the long term forecast of the CSLB? I’ve been hearing from many people that their license application is in a backlog that was self-created by the CSLB. With the implementation of their back room decision to require critical classification applicants to provide every scrap of paper they can find to prove their experience, …

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CSLB Qualifying Experience Part 2

CSLB Qualifying Experience Part 2

To continue in this series of posts, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process. Part 2 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 …

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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 …

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CSLB Application Processing Procedures & Stats

CSLB Application Processing Procedures & Stats

CSLB Application Processing Procedures were discussed at a recent meeting. Below is part of a powerpoint presentation given at the 10/21/13 Licensing Committee Meeting where they discuss their “new” cslb application processing procedures. It seems to me that the more they try to explain away their decision to profile certain applicants and trades, the more …

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Veterans Application Assistance Program

Veterans Application Assistance Program

Veterans Application Assistance Program I don’t think too many people are aware of this CSLB program for US Military Veterans. It hasn’t been publicized very much, but it is nice to see that they are giving those of us who are veterans a break. If you’re a vet applying for a license, I would highly …

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New CSLB Senate Bills

New CSLB Senate Bills

New CSLB Senate Bills that affect Unlicensed Contractors and Qualifiers. Regarding a statement I made in my earlier post, the CSLB is doing something about individuals who qualify more than one license at a time. I officially stand corrected. In my defense, I was suggesting they remove the 3 license qualifier rule. The Bill’s below …

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Renting Your Contractors License – Yes or No?

Renting Your Contractors License – Yes or No?

Is Renting your contractors license Illegal… Not if you are following the law! For years, I have been asked if it’s okay for someone to become a qualifier on a license for a company who couldn’t otherwise obtain a license on their own. I’ve always answered by quoting the Business and Professions Code that covers this issue. …

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CSLB Newsletter Fall 2013

CSLB Newsletter Fall 2013

Below is an article from the latest CSLB newsletter. It’s too bad the CSLB is doing everything it can to keep people from obtaining their license. State’s Construction Industry, Contractors Coming Back to Life “It’s a whole lot more fun to come to work these days,” says John Mullin, president of Pacific M Painting in …

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Contractors License Application Waivers

Contractors License Application Waivers

The 4 Possible Contractors License Application Waivers Available in California I wanted to take a moment to discuss the different types of contractors license application waivers. I’m often asked, “Do I get a waiver of the exam since I’ve been working my trade for the last decade?” No. The waiver requirements are very specific. I’ve included the law text below, …

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Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting

Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting

Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting California Blitz highlights serious risks consumers take when hiring unlicensed contractors SACRAMENTO – Seventy-five people may face criminal charges after being caught in six simultaneous statewide undercover sting operations conducted this week by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). Among those arrested during …

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How to Write a Construction Bid

How to Write a Construction Bid

Here is a basic format of how to write a construction bid. Every county/city may have their own requirements, so be sure to check with them first. They may also have a pre-formatted template that they may want you to use. 1. Put the name of your business at the top of the bid. You may …

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CSLB Undercover Sting

CSLB Undercover Sting

CSLB Undercover Sting Leaves Unlicensed Painters Feeling Blue Could the CSLB be adding to the unlicensed activity taking place because of their new application processes? CSLB Undercover Sting in Santa Monica Leaves Unlicensed Painters Feeling Blue Multiple suspects hit with three different legal punches SACRAMENTO — An apartment complex about one mile from the famous …

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CSLB Racially Profiling

CSLB Racially Profiling

Is the CSLB Racially Profiling Asian Applicants? A source inside the CSLB told me that they (license application technicians) have been instructed to “racially profile” applications submitted by persons with Asian last names. They’ve been told to give additional scrutiny to these applications and to request additional verification of their work experience. It seems they (CSLB …

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