Thanks for the detailed article. I`m helping a family member who approached me with questions about the requirements of starting their new business. It focuses on roof removal/demolition and loading of the new roofing material. He recently bought the equipment he needed and is ready to start his new business. Is a license required in its scenario? I thought of a C39 – ROOFING license, but after reading the classification, it does not correspond to the type of service it offers. Thank you for your time. Hi Garrett. Your first and last name kind of give me the feeling that we know each other from an alternate universe. To answer your questions, yes, you must have a California contractor license, even if you outsource everything. You can also use your experience even if it was an experience outside of California. And when it comes to the best type of business unit, you should talk to a corporate attorney, although you should know that there are additional bond requirements in California if you get a contractor`s license for an LLC. CSLB may provide loans for education, training or education, but it depends on the school and program you have completed.
If you have eligible academic background and/or experience, you will need to submit your official transcripts. In general, you can expect to get some recognition for the education, technical training, and vocational training involved:4 Vinson, your question is a bit outside my field. I suggest contacting the contractor licensing guru. He sometimes comments on my blog, and as the name suggests, he seems to know what he`s talking about when it comes to licensing entrepreneurs. As for the disclosure form, you do not need to know the exact dates of the arrest or the case numbers. You can specify circumnavigation dates. The main point is simply that you have submitted a form for each arrest. Hi Samuel. You must do work that requires travel-level experience or more in the classification in which you are looking for a license.
However, you can get a student loan for the four-year experience requirement. You will find the following information from CSLB useful – www.cslb.ca.gov/Contractors/Applicants/Contractors_License/Exam_Application/Experience_For_Exam.aspx Salut Samuel. You probably would. There is a manufacturing exception to licensing laws that applies to manufacturers who sell and/or install finished products that are not an integral part of a structure. Cases in this area are contradictory, but the sale and installation of fixed theater seats would likely require a license from a California contractor. Hello. I already have a Class “A” license, but I want to start building and selling houses, Can I build homes with a Class “A” license or do I really need to get the Class “B” license? Thank you very much for your help. Hi Mike. Thank you for reading. Of course, you can get a Class B general contractor license without actually using it.
However, you must be eligible for the license and pay the fee. Hi Dave. Yes, you can serve as a qualifier and keep the company`s license. Garret, I was approved to take the exam and have an appointment. Just yesterday, I received a letter from the board stating that my application had been submitted to an analyst for investigation to prove the experience. When I applied, I had to prove that much of my experience was made to live in New Jersey. I have been trading since about 1985, but they are only 10 years old. For the past 2 years, I`ve had my own small business doing small jobs and working for a contractor here in Santa Barbara.
How can I deal with this investigation without pay documents if the Eastern contractor has given me a house to live in? He has already sent a letter to the board of directors for the initial investigation, and they finally gave me my approval. Now they want more? There are many ways to make a living in the construction industry, you just need to use the skills you have and be creative. Hello Dbernard. Thank you for reading. Your experience may meet the experience requirements for a Class A license, but you will still need to take the exam if you don`t already have a contractor`s license. I have a C-36 license and a C-61/D-21 license. Do they meet the 2 non-contiguous trades and skills required to become a Class B general contractor in CALIFORNIA? Note: If you have held an active license in Arizona, Nevada or Utah for five (5) years, you may be entitled to reciprocity from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). For more information, visit the CSLB website to identify additional requirements. This step will provide you with information about what you need to submit to issue your license. Check out the full list of license classifications for contractors here It should be noted that the CSLB requires a $100,000 guarantee for LLCs in addition to the standard $15,000 license bond. To become a general contractor in California, you need a license. Thank you Garret for the quick response! I am interested in house building, higher fixation and conversion.
Does this require a Class B license? I also have one – I got a misdeamor violation because I didn`t have Workman`s Comp.C was today. My lawyer told me that obtaining a licence had no effect on obtaining a licence. But when I read online, I`m not so sure. I am interested in obtaining a general contractor license in California. In addition to a four-year degree in construction management, I have extensive experience as a proprietary builder. How can I ensure that my particular experience as an owner-builder is acceptable to the CSLB? I don`t want to waste the registration fee. In California, as in many other states, major construction, repair, and renovation projects must be done by a licensed contractor. The California Contractor License is regulated by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), a state government agency that also protects consumers and governs the entrepreneur`s business.
In addition to managing license audits, the CSLB investigates complaints and provides administrative services to contractors and their clients. It is also responsible for bringing criminal and civil proceedings against unlicensed contractors. .