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Report Unlicensed Activity

Report Unlicensed Activity

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) states that unlicensed contracting is part of California’s estimated annual $60 to $140 billion dollar underground economy. These individuals and businesses do not pay taxes, have general liability insurance or license surety bonds. The CSLB also believes that it is not unusual for them to be involved in other …

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CSLB Spring 2015 Newsletter

CSLB Spring 2015 Newsletter

The CSLB Spring 2015 Newsletter was sent out today. Here are my highlights… or lowlights. In the Chair’s opening statement he said: “You can expect CSLB to continue its vigorous regulation of California’s construction industry, and to aggressively pursue unlicensed contractors and unscrupulous businesses through sting operations, construction site sweeps, and other strategies. We want …

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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 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

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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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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Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting

Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting

Sex Offenders, Convicted Felons Snagged in Contractors State License Board Statewide Sting California Blitz highlights serious risks consumers take when hiring unlicensed contractors SACRAMENTO – Seventy-five people may face criminal charges after being caught in six simultaneous statewide undercover sting operations conducted this week by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). Among those arrested during …

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CSLB Undercover Sting

CSLB Undercover Sting

CSLB Undercover Sting Leaves Unlicensed Painters Feeling Blue Could the CSLB be adding to the unlicensed activity taking place because of their new application processes? CSLB Undercover Sting in Santa Monica Leaves Unlicensed Painters Feeling Blue Multiple suspects hit with three different legal punches SACRAMENTO — An apartment complex about one mile from the famous …

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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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