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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 Contradicts Itself

CSLB Contradicts Itself

How are we suppose to follow the rules when the CSLB contradicts itself? I received the Contractors State License Board Winter newsletter today, and within 2 minutes I found a statement where the CSLB contradicts its own laws. If the people who are responsible for implementing the laws can’t provide accurate information to the public, …

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CSLB Application Scrutiny Continues

CSLB Application Scrutiny Continues

The CSLB application scrutiny continues to be a hot topic with many people I’ve heard from recently. This week alone, I’ve heard from five people whose applications are being hit hard by the licensing and enforcement units. These applicants have submitted 100’s of documents to prove their experience only to receive a withdrawal request letter …

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CSLB Application Seminar

CSLB Application Seminar

Yesterday, 12/4/13, I attended a CSLB application seminar where they discussed application procedures. Many license schools and services were invited to attend, or participate online, a seminar that covered application procedures for all classifications including the eight on the critical classifications list. Some of the information was basic, and since the room was mostly full …

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How to fill out the CSLB Work Experience Form

How to fill out the CSLB Work Experience Form

How to fill out the CSLB Work Experience Form. The first step toward receiving a California Contractors License. 2013 has been full of changes when it comes to the CSLB License Application. It used to be the experience outline could make or break your application. Now, it’s only a minor player for eight of the 43 license …

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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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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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How to Start a Construction Business

How to Start a Construction Business

How to Start a Small Construction or General Contracting Business by Caron_Beesley, Community  Updated: March 5, 2012 Below is an article I found about how to start a construction business. There are many great links to information on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website. I can also provide you with guidance, information, and tools to …

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CSLB Qualifying Experience – Part 3

CSLB Qualifying Experience – Part 3

To continue in this series of posts, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process. Part 3 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 …

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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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Long Term Forecast of the CSLB

Long Term Forecast of the CSLB

What is the long term forecast of the CSLB? I’ve been hearing from many people that their license application is in a backlog that was self-created by the CSLB. With the implementation of their back room decision to require critical classification applicants to provide every scrap of paper they can find to prove their experience, …

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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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CSLB Qualifying Experience

CSLB Qualifying Experience

In the next series of posts, I will be discussing the CSLB Qualifying Experience outline and process. 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 my advice …

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CSLB Application Processing Procedures & Stats

CSLB Application Processing Procedures & Stats

CSLB Application Processing Procedures were discussed at a recent meeting. Below is part of a powerpoint presentation given at the 10/21/13 Licensing Committee Meeting where they discuss their “new” cslb application processing procedures. It seems to me that the more they try to explain away their decision to profile certain applicants and trades, the more …

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Veterans Application Assistance Program

Veterans Application Assistance Program

Veterans Application Assistance Program I don’t think too many people are aware of this CSLB program for US Military Veterans. It hasn’t been publicized very much, but it is nice to see that they are giving those of us who are veterans a break. If you’re a vet applying for a license, I would highly …

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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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Contractors License Application Waivers

Contractors License Application Waivers

The 4 Possible Contractors License Application Waivers Available in California I wanted to take a moment to discuss the different types of contractors license application waivers. I’m often asked, “Do I get a waiver of the exam since I’ve been working my trade for the last decade?” No. The waiver requirements are very specific. I’ve included the law text below, …

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Contractors License Experience Outline

Contractors License Experience Outline

I wanted to take a few moments to discuss the importance of creating a properly formatted California Contractors License experience outline. For every trade, there are a few keywords the CSLB application technician is looking for. For the B classification, they want to see framing and at least two unrelated trades listed. What I see too …

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