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What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board By Garret Murai, April 13, 2015 I questioned whether to even write this post. Because, of course, YOU would never find yourself hightailing it out of town  with the California Contractor’s State License Board (“CSLB”) sniffing down your tail pipes. Then again, mistaken identities …

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CSLB Ineptitude

CSLB Ineptitude

The CSLB is showing their ineptitude yet again! Here are the comments to a current application under their review: 12/26/2014 – application received 12/30/2014 – app to case mgmt for flag review 12/31/2014 – printed acknldgmnt lttr to applcnt 01/15/2015 – instructions returned frm case mgmt 01/15/2015 – aiu requested app to be posted 01/16/2015 …

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CSLB Application Processing in Action

CSLB Application Processing in Action

Here is an example of the CSLB application processing in action. 04/21/2014 – APPLICATION RECEIVED04/25/2014 – PRINTED ACKNLDGMNT LTTR TO APPLCNT05/12/2014 – APP TO CASE MGMT FOR FLAG REVIEW05/30/2014 – INSTRUCTIONS RETURNED FRM CASE MGMT05/30/2014 – AIU REQUESTED APP TO BE POSTED06/03/2014 – APPLICATION REJECTED FOR CORRECTION06/03/2014 – REJECT – CONFIRM LEGAL NAME06/03/2014 – CRITICAL …

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Email from a License Guru Blog Reader

Email from a License Guru Blog Reader

Below is an email from a License Guru Blog reader describing her CSLB experience review nightmare. “I have been following the license guru blog for about 7 months now which is just 3 months short of the full year my husband has been getting the run around from the investigator assigned to his file.  On …

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CSLB Investigation Opinion

CSLB Investigation Opinion

I received an email via my contact form on my website. I don’t know what prompted this person to send me this, other than to give their opinion about the CSLB investigators. Here’s their comment, untouched and not modified.  “with and in fact most likely shoved into someone elses pile of folders. Make sure to …

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Contractors State License Board Exams

Contractors State License Board Exams

Email exchange I had with Betsy Figueira on 3/28/2014 regarding the Contractors State License Board exams. Basically, I wanted to know how and why the CSLB is allowing applicants to take the CSLB exams when they are sending the applications to the investigation unit. The conversation went as follows: Update at the bottom. 4/4/14 License …

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CSLB Application Denials and the Appeals Process

CSLB Application Denials and the Appeals Process

Let’s take a minute to discuss CSLB Application Denials and the Appeals Process. It’s a boring subject I know, but it’s good information to have if you find yourself stuck in the AIU vortex. If your application is denied by the Application Investigation Unit, Section 485 kicks in. § 485. Procedure upon denial Upon denial …

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CSLB AIU Vortex

CSLB AIU Vortex

The CSLB AIU Vortex continues to spin. And it’s not a pretty sight! I received an email from one of my readers today and wanted to share it with you. Our conversation went as follows. My fiancé has been undergoing the investigation process with the AIU and it’s looking as though they are going to …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The CSLB Strikes Again!

The CSLB Strikes Again!

The CSLB Strikes Again with its over-stepping of power. Is it incompetence? Does the right hand not know what the left is doing? Is there information that you/me/us/the applicant aren’t being told? How is it that someone has to put down $300 onto a State agency roulette table and hope that their number DOESN’T come …

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