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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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Young Journeyman

Young Journeyman

Q. What’s a young journeyman? A. An applicant who is usually less than 25 yrs of age. Being tagged as a young journeyman can be a huge hurdle to overcome. The Contractors State License Board will make the applicant jump thru many hoops to prove their experience.The problem in proving your experience lies in the …

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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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Contractors State License Board meeting, Sacramento, CA. 9/16/13

Contractors State License Board meeting, Sacramento, CA. 9/16/13

I attended the CSLB Board meeting today and here are a few note worthy items. 1) The CSLB is working with the Highway Patrol to educate some officers on contractors license law. It’s currently a pilot program, but if you are pulled over and have a truck full of construction materials, the officer may ask …

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