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CSLB Owner Builder Experience

CSLB Owner Builder Experience

Let’s talk about CSLB owner builder experience for a moment. Since the CSLB has once again become the Soup Nazi’s (Seinfeld reference) of State licensing, many people are asking if their owner builder experience is enough to get them to the B General Building exam room. The answer is a big fat maybe.  The problem …

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New “Handyman License” issued by the Contractors State License Board!

New “Handyman License” issued by the Contractors State License Board!

That is what I would like to see on the CSLB’s web page. New Handyman License Issued! Think about it, the current law permits “unlicensed contractors” the ability to perform jobs that are $500 or less for labor and materials. By law, they have to advertise as “unlicensed contractors.” But, by law, they don’t have …

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A Moment to Discuss Owner Builder Contractor Experience

A Moment to Discuss Owner Builder Contractor Experience

The issue with using owner builder contractor experience is that the CSLB never gives you the full amount of experience time that you are submitting. Why is that? Because they assume that you used subcontractors for some of the work performed on your property. Also, if it took you 6 months to do the framing that …

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Contractors License Schools

Contractors License Schools

Many contractors license schools offer guarantees. Who should you believe? I found an interesting blog post today put out by one of my competitors. What’s interesting about it is that the whole post is basically and advertisement for their company wrapped in a neat little “information” wrapper. Now, I’m not saying that what was written …

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CSLB

CSLB

As I’ve discussed before, the Contractors State License Board CSLB has begun a very progressive approach to verifying trade experience. It’s come to my attention that the licensing exam unit at the CSLB has been instructed to begin calling employers and certifiers to verify experience. The exam unit was told this last Friday, 4/5/13. What …

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