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Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License Renewal

Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License Renewal

The CSLB has launched a new online renewal system. Well… it’s mostly online. You’ll still have to mail in the renewal form. Hopefully this process will speed up the overall renewal process and fewer licensees will find themselves in a state of suspension because the CSLB is slow to process renewals. April 8, 2020 CSLB …

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CSLB Exam Preparation

CSLB Exam Preparation

Are you at home because of the Covid-19 shut down? Do you have time on your hands and need superior CSLB exam preparation materials? The Contractors License Guru offers the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and technology driven study kits available on the market today! Click here to purchase your study kit. Our kits can include audio …

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Qualifying B General Contractors Experience

Qualifying B General Contractors Experience

Have you been trying to figure out exactly what “Qualifying B General Contractors Experience” is? We’ve known for years that the minimum experience for the B classification is framing and at least two unrelated trades. Framing being the major component. We also know that the CSLB has made it extremely difficult within the last 2-3 …

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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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Who can perform solar c46 work

Who can perform Solar C46 work?

Here’s the answer in a nutshell.  There are seven CSLB license classifications that can legally install photovoltaic solar energy systems.  They can include: “A” – General Engineering contractors are authorized to install solar energy systems. “B” – General Building contractors are authorized to install solar energy systems within the definition of B&P Code section 7057, …

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Announcing RMO Services, LLC!

My new business has officially launched! RMO Services, LLC is finally here! This new venture, under the License Guru brand, was created to give people a better, easier, and more affordable option to finding a Responsible Managing Officer or RMO. Because of the strict, and some would say, prohibitive requirements of the Contractors State License …

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CSLB Continues to Disregard the Law

CSLB Continues to Disregard the Law

Here we go again, more evidence that the CSLB continues to disregard the law as written. I know, you’ve heard this from me before (just last month), but the business naming issue and the CSLB’s blatant disregard for the law has to stop. It’s time for them to put on their big boy/girl pants and …

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Contractors License Fictitious Business Name Requirements

Contractors License Fictitious Business Name Requirements

It has come to my attention that as of March 1st the Contractors State License Board now has fictitious business name requirements stating that any business applying for a license with a DBA needs to submit a copy of the filed Fictitious Business Name (FBN) statement with the application before they will post the application.  …

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CSLB self-employed project list

CSLB self-employed project list

UPDATE January 28, 2019 The cslb is requiring that ALL self employed B-General Building applicants provide the project list forms AND PERMITS!!!! If you provide a project list form and there is NO PERMIT accompanying it, the cslb will NOT give you credit for that experience! Seems just about the time they are moving forward, …

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Bad Contractors Licensing Information

Bad Contractors Licensing Information

Beware of bad contractors licensing information! Isn’t everything on the internet true??   But seriously, you have to beware of bad contractors licensing information on the www. I came across this webpage: https://generalcontractorlicenseguide.com/california-contractors-license/ and as I read through it, I kept finding bad, incorrect, erroneous information.  I started to make a list but when I …

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Contractors Business Name Style

Contractors Business Name Style

Contractors Business Name Style Many people get caught in the contractors business name style law, or B&P Code 7059.1, and end up with a rejected contractor’s license application. Update: Dec. 6 2019 The CSLB told an applicant that he must use a DBA with four specific words in it. They told the applicant that he …

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General Building Experience

General Building Experience

General Building Experience Are you having trouble with your general building experience outline (or any trade outline)? Has the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) rejected your B general building application because your outline was not formatted properly? An improperly formatted general building experience outline is a very common issue, and probably the number one reason …

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New Email Address

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CSLB Gives Fair Warning about Workers Compensation

CSLB Gives Fair Warning about Workers Compensation

In the Spring Newsletter, the CSLB gives fair warning about workers compensation. Begin article… CSLB Gives Fair Warning to Licensees Misusing Workers’ Comp Exemption CSLB is contacting licensees who may be improperly claiming that they are exempt from purchasing workers’ compensation (WC) insurance because they have no employees. Contractors who are evading their responsibility to …

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CSLB Employees of the Month

CSLB Employees of the Month

Today we are highlighting the outstanding efforts put forward by two CSLB employees who go above and beyond the call of stupidity. Employee #1 rejected an application because some of the experience provided went past the ten year limit. IF, the experience provided needed to include the time that went past the ten year limit, …

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Email from a Client

Email from a Client

I received an email from a client who I have been helping since August of last year. As with many applications there are twists and turns, and special circumstances. All of which need to be dealt with in a certain way and handled in a particular timeline. This client had been registered on a license …

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Owner Builder Experience

Owner Builder Experience

In October of 2010 I wrote an article discussing owner builder experience. In that article I stated that owner builder experience was a red flag, so to speak. Well that was then, this is now. With the current processing systems in place at the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), ALL experience, including owner builder experience …

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C-01 Contractors License Proposed Language

C-01 Contractors License Proposed Language

There was a stakeholder meeting at the Contractors State License Board headquarters office today that discussed the C-01 Contractors License Proposed Language. At this meeting they outlined the proposed language for the new classification. It states: “Adopt Section 832.01 Non-Structural Remodel and Repair Contractor (a) A non-structural remodel and repair contractor remodels and repairs existing structures …

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