The CSLB is proposing legislation to create a New C1 (Actual name is B-2) Non Structural Remodel Repair Contractor.
It’s about time!!
After years of forcing B General Contractor applicants to withdraw their applications because they couldn’t meet the unrealistic proof of experience requirements, the Contractors State License Board is actually doing something to help the industry! Shocker!!
Friday October 30th, the CSLB Licensing Committee will be holding a meeting to discuss the new C1 (to be called the B-2) non structural remodel repair contractor classification.
It appears they realized that their creation of a list of critical classifications has actually been harming the consuming public, those who strive to become licensed contractors and business owners, the economy, and the construction industry as a whole. They even acknowledged, in writing, that their actions have created an “underground economy.” Can you believe it?!? The almighty, all knowing, all powerful Contractors State License Board admitted they screwed up and failed to fulfill their consumer protection mandate. These are historic times my friends!
C1 Non Structural Remodel Repair Contractor Details
This new C1 (B-2) classification will 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 should allow the C1 (B-2) contractor to bid, contract, and perform work that includes at least two unrelated trades that do not include framing.
Framing has been the nail in the coffin for many B General applicants. A very large percentage of B General applicants over the last 3 yrs have little to no framing experience, and many of those that did, did not have the paper documents to prove that experience. This new C1 (B-2) classification will change all of that.
Here is the proposed language for the definition of a C1 (B-2) Non Structural Remodel Repair Contractor:
832.01 Non-Structural Remodel/Repair Contractor A non-structural remodeling and repair contractor remodels and repairs existing structures of three (3) stories or less, built for support, shelter and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or movable property of any kind; provided that no load bearing portion of the existing structure is altered, added or moved; this includes footings, foundations, and weight bearing members.
If you would like to read the entire committee agenda item, click here.
Looking forward, I see nothing that would stop this new C1 (B-2) classification from becoming law. When it does become law, their will be a flood of new applicants who will have questions, and as always, I will be here to help them! I will also have C1 (B-2) contractors exams study kits to prepare those who will be taking the exam.
Stay tuned, I’ll keep you updated on the new C1 (B-2) Non Structural Remodel Repair Contractor as it unfolds.
The new B-2 classification is moving through the legislature and the CSLB is hopeful this new class will be available July of 2021.