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CSLB Application Processing Part 2

CSLB Application Processing Part 2

Here we are again, CSLB application processing part 2, where I received a screen shot of an application timeline. This poor guy is being bounced around like a golf ball in a blender. You can see in the image below that the application was submitted on 4/30/13. After being sent to the case management unit …

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How to get a California Contractors License Part 2

How to get a California Contractors License Part 2

In this series of posts, I’ll tell you how to get a California Contractors License. This is part 2. 6) HOW DO I PROVE MY WORK EXPERIENCE? You ask someone in the building trades who has direct knowledge of your work to sign a “work cert” (Certification of Work Experience). You do not need a work cert …

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How to get a California Contractors License Part 1

How to get a California Contractors License Part 1

In this series of posts, I’ll tell you how to get a California contractors license. Let’s begin with the Licensing Process: 1) Who must be licensed: All businesses or individuals who construct or alter any building, highway, road, parking facility or other structure in CA must be licensed by the CSLB if the total cost including labor …

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CSLB Application Processing

CSLB Application Processing

Has the CSLB Application Processing system completely run afoul? I apologize if I spend too much time discussing this topic, but it really fries my shorts when State agencies abuse their power. I received an email from an applicant who applied to add a classification to his existing license. You will see in the image below that …

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CSLB Work Experience Seminar Part 2

CSLB Work Experience Seminar Part 2

CSLB work experience seminar part 2 includes pictures from the meeting and the video taken by the CSLB. I’m in the front row wearing the blue shirt. I asked at one point if every critical classification applicant would be required to provide additional verification documents. Rick Villucci didn’t exactly answer the question. But I got …

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Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit

Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit

Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit By Garret Murai, December 30, 2013 The California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) has announced that it’s beefing up its Public Works Unit to help ensure that contractors bidding and performing work on public works projects are complying with wage and worker’s compensation laws. The CSLB’s worker-focused …

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Year End Sale

Year End Sale

I just lowered the price for my Application Services and Complete Study Kits by $25.00. Take advantage of this year end sale today. Complete Application Services were: $250 ~ now $225 Application Review Services were: $125 ~ now $100 License Consultation was: $75 per hour ~ now $50 per hour Complete License Exam Study Kits …

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New Contractors License Law

New Contractors License Law

A new contractors license law goes into effect for 2014. With the new application experience verification process in full swing, many people who contact me are asking about using someone else to qualify their license. As I’ve stated in other posts, the law does allow this. But, with the new law listed below, you better …

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CSLB Contradicts Itself

CSLB Contradicts Itself

How are we suppose to follow the rules when the CSLB contradicts itself? I received the Contractors State License Board Winter newsletter today, and within 2 minutes I found a statement where the CSLB contradicts its own laws. If the people who are responsible for implementing the laws can’t provide accurate information to the public, …

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Start a Construction Business

Start a Construction Business

Below are some tips on how you can Start a Construction Business from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. It’s a beginning point to get you started with some basic information. In bullet point number 8 is a link to CalGOLD. Enter your type of business (construction) into the database and it will provide you …

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CSLB Application Scrutiny Continues

CSLB Application Scrutiny Continues

The CSLB application scrutiny continues to be a hot topic with many people I’ve heard from recently. This week alone, I’ve heard from five people whose applications are being hit hard by the licensing and enforcement units. These applicants have submitted 100’s of documents to prove their experience only to receive a withdrawal request letter …

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CSLB Application Seminar

CSLB Application Seminar

Yesterday, 12/4/13, I attended a CSLB application seminar where they discussed application procedures. Many license schools and services were invited to attend, or participate online, a seminar that covered application procedures for all classifications including the eight on the critical classifications list. Some of the information was basic, and since the room was mostly full …

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2014 California Construction Law Update

2014 California Construction Law Update

2014 California Construction Law Update by Garret Murai Approximately 2,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Of these, 896 bills made it to Governor Browns desk and 800 were signed into law.Looking back, 2013 could be called the year of the labor unions. Strong Democratic majorities controlled both …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my clients and followers. I hope you enjoy this time with your families. I’ll be at home with my family watching football and eating turkey sandwiches.

CSLB News Release

CSLB News Release

A CSLB News Release was issued today. It’s good to see the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) getting out and doing these stings. There were several of them that were bidding as B-General Building Contractors. I wonder if any of them have looked into, or attempted to get their license but couldn’t because of the new application …

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How to fill out the CSLB Work Experience Form

How to fill out the CSLB Work Experience Form

How to fill out the CSLB Work Experience Form. The first step toward receiving a California Contractors License. 2013 has been full of changes when it comes to the CSLB License Application. It used to be the experience outline could make or break your application. Now, it’s only a minor player for eight of the 43 license …

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CSLB Application Investigation Unit

CSLB Application Investigation Unit

What you can expect when you are dealing with the CSLB Application Investigation Unit I received a call today from one of my readers. He told me that his application was sent to the Application Investigation Unit or AIU. He received the AIU letter just days before his test date. Fortunately, he made the correct …

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Contractor Talk Post

Contractor Talk Post

Wow…. here’s a post/question/comment/complaint I received in the ContractorTalk Forum. I’m am so floored by how the CSLB is treating applicants, I’m beside myself. Read on… Phil – I think you’re right about flagging Asian last names. As I explained to you in my private message, I’m being asked for all kinds of documentation for …

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