Having trouble with the CSLB?

Having trouble with the CSLB?

Are you having trouble with the CSLB? Join the fight by contacting your State Assembly Member’s office or your State Senator’s office.

Having trouble with the CSLBI have been suggesting to applicants that they get their State Representative involved for some time now and within the last few weeks I have heard from several people who have done just that. Who is your State Representative?

The benefit of this is: 1) The CSLB will respond to a political inquiry much faster than they will respond to you. Sad, but true. 2) Once you get the CSLB reply via the law maker, reply to the CSLB back through the law maker. Keep them involved. 3) The more pressure they get from law makers the more they might think about fixing the current mess in the licensing department. 4) The more the politicians hear about this, the more they may be inclined to look into what the CSLB is doing.

So don’t take no for answer!

My bet is the CSLB knows that what they are doing is illegal. They know that they created far too many underground regulations to go unnoticed. At some point, they’ll be called to the carpet and their jobs will be at stake. In the meantime, I think they’ll give the squeaky wheels the grease just to make you go away and to keep anyone from really looking into what they’re doing.

Remember, get everything from the CSLB in writing. If you are able to talk to a CSLB staff member on the phone and they ask you to provide something, tell them to send you the request in writing.

Make them provide the specific law or regulation that gives them the authority to do what they’re doing, or to ask for what they’re asking for. Just “because they say so” only works between a parent and child. They are a State agency that has to follow the rule of law. They don’t have the luxury of making up the rules as they go along, or changing the rules on a whim.

So if you’re having trouble with the CSLB, take a stand and fight back. We live in a democracy and you have every right as a citizen of this Country, and of this State, to contact your elected representatives if you feel the government is over-stepping its boundaries!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The Declaration of Independence


I am a Navy vet and former laborer for a B-Gen Bldg contractor, I built mobile homes for many years, I worked at the Contractors State License Board for 5 yrs, and have been operating a contractors license service company since 2005.

2 thoughts on “Having trouble with the CSLB?”

  1. Like to reach out to you guys about my situation. Passed CA contractor tests for general b 6 yrs ago now, still going through the issues and still don’t have my license. i’ve paid over 1,000 dollars in extra app fees because of their incompetence. not to mention hundreds of thousands lost because i still don’t have the license. Now they’re trying to make me take the law portion again, because its passed the time its acceptable because of their bull crap! So fed up of being harassed and no phone calls back. had my state reps aid call them just to have them call me back last time. At that point they said i would have extension on law portion, now they changed their minds?! Should i talk to a lawyer at this point? Why if i paid my fees and passed the test they gave me, do i not have the license? Background check stating i don’t have enough electrical experience, but why issue the test to me if background wasn’t checked? how is that legal,taking my money for testing under false pretenses. Then after i pass say no and give me the run around for 5 plus yrs after now.

    1. Hello Mike,

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through the CSLB wringer.

      So six years ago you passed the B and the Law/Bus exams but no license was issued?
      And now you’ve reapplied and they want you to retake just the Law/Bus exam?
      Did you reapply for the B or the C10? You said they stated you don’t have enough electrical experience.

      I’d love to look into this more. Do you have an application number you can share with me?

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