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Contractor’s Licensing Schools

Contractor’s Licensing Schools

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of contractor’s licensing schools. I’m not referring to any one specific contractor’s licensing school, just the overall contractor’s license school method.  And before we get into the pros and cons, let’s define the word “school.”  They really aren’t schools because they aren’t teaching anything, they are showing people …

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How long does it take to get a contractors license in California?

How long does it take to get a contractors license in California?

As my father used to say… how long is a piece of string? The processing times at the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) vary greatly.  It depends on the type of application, document, or form you’re submitting. Different applications are processed by different units within the CSLB, and they each have their own backlogs. When …

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Critical Classifications

Critical Classifications

The CSLB has seen the error of their ways and has done away with the list of Critical Classifications! Yep, you heard me! The Contractors State License Board, under the direction of the new Registrar Cindi Christenson (she’s moved to the top of my Christmas List!), has seen the light. They have done away with …

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Who should certify your CSLB experience

Who should certify your CSLB experience

So who should certify your CSLB experience and who shouldn’t? And how should your trade experience be outlined on the license application. Other questions are: How many certifiers do I need? Can my dad, mom, uncle, or brother be my certifier? These are common questions that I’m asked all the time. And although it seems …

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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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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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