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Contractors State License Board Profiling

Contractors State License Board Profiling

Is the Contractors State License Board profiling out of State applicants? UPDATE: Turns out the application was for a “critical classification” so the CSLB was true to form in asking for additional documentation. The applicant was able to prove his experience and his exam date has been scheduled! It seems they are. Case in point: …

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CSLB Streamlines License Experience Review Process

CSLB Streamlines License Experience Review Process

Industry Bulletin released today: CSLB Streamlines License Experience Review Process “SACRAMENTO — The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is the government agency that oversees California’s construction industry and protects consumers by ensuring that license applicants have the minimum qualifications required by law. An important part of this process is verifying and investigating the experience claimed by an applicant. …

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Contractors State License Board Exams Part 2

Contractors State License Board Exams Part 2

Continuing the conversation with Betsy Figueira regarding Contractors State License Board Exams Part 2. Phil, I have submitted an IT request to correct the website statement regarding exam waivers – Within the last five years, you have passed both the Law and Business Examination and the trade examination in the same classification for which you …

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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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How to Get a California Contractors License Part 4

How to Get a California Contractors License Part 4

IN THIS SERIES OF POSTS, I’LL TELL YOU HOW TO GET A CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS LICENSE. ON TO PART 4. 16) DOES THE CSLB RECOGNIZE LICENSES FROM OTHER STATES? Yes. The CSLB has reciprocity agreements with Utah, Nevada and Arizona. It is possible to get a CA license if you hold a license in one of these states by …

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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 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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Experience Verification of a Young Journeyman-Contractor Talk

Experience Verification of a Young Journeyman-Contractor Talk

Below is a question from a young journeyman who has to provide experience verification. Hey License Guru I have a a few questions. My story been working with my dad since I was 15 doing gen contractor stuff like framing etc part time until I graduated HS then i did it full time. I am …

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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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