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Old 10-30-2017, 02:27 PM   #2421
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Hello msislian. Welcome to CT.

Yes, that should work. In the license # box on the work cert state "n/a."

Keep your experience within the last 10 years, i.e. 10/30/2007 - 10/30/2017
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:52 PM   #2422
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Hello msislian. Welcome to CT.

Yes, that should work. In the license # box on the work cert state "n/a."

Keep your experience within the last 10 years, i.e. 10/30/2007 - 10/30/2017

One more question, what would the relationships be between myself and the contractor, the only one that makes sense is " business associate"?
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:01 AM   #2423
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Use the contractor box and list his number.
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I have been operating in California under a minor work exemption as a concrete pumper for about a year. I have my own pump, business license, work alone, report all income on my income tax return and give each customer an invoice so I have valid proof of my work as a pumper.

How many years of experience are necessary to apply for a D-06 license ?

I understand that I can submit a Certificate of Work Experience License under a self-employment classification.

If I use my tax return and customer Invoices will that suffice as verification is requested by CSLB?

I understand there is more scrutiny when submitting a Certificate under the self-employment classification. What else can I expect or what else can you tell me based on your experience so I can properly document my experience until I can apply for a license?

I would really appreciate any information you can give me because I've tried to get the information on my own and have not been successful.

Thanks so much!
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I have a question for you,License Guru.

I will be submitting my application for C-6 license within the next few days. I wanted verification of how detailed and or extensive should the work experience be. The application itself only provides a few lines to do so. So are they looking for a sort of bullet point of all my trade-skills ? or should it be more wordy and descriptive?

Also, what specific wording and skills are they looking to be included in order to not boot my application.

I worked under supervision of a general contractor and provided supervision for various projects within his job sites. by creating,installing, custom entertainment centers, wainscoting, kitchen cabinets, door jams, framing, etc.

Thank you.
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Is there any way to expedite the processing of the application? I should have started it a long time ago, but each and every day I realize how much more finished I am here.
Thanks
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:12 PM   #2427
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Sorry for the late replies... but here we go!
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:15 PM   #2428
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I have been operating in California under a minor work exemption as a concrete pumper for about a year. I have my own pump, business license, work alone, report all income on my income tax return and give each customer an invoice so I have valid proof of my work as a pumper.

How many years of experience are necessary to apply for a D-06 license ?

I understand that I can submit a Certificate of Work Experience License under a self-employment classification.

If I use my tax return and customer Invoices will that suffice as verification is requested by CSLB?

I understand there is more scrutiny when submitting a Certificate under the self-employment classification. What else can I expect or what else can you tell me based on your experience so I can properly document my experience until I can apply for a license?

I would really appreciate any information you can give me because I've tried to get the information on my own and have not been successful.

Thanks so much!
All you need to show is at least four years of experience obtained within the last 10 years. The self-employed experience shouldn't be treated any differently than employed experience.... but it is the cslb and they do make up the rules as they go.

I offer a free app review to CT members. Click on my link to the left, email your app to me, and I'll look it over and help you with the experience outline.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:17 PM   #2429
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I have a question for you,License Guru.

I will be submitting my application for C-6 license within the next few days. I wanted verification of how detailed and or extensive should the work experience be. The application itself only provides a few lines to do so. So are they looking for a sort of bullet point of all my trade-skills ? or should it be more wordy and descriptive?

Also, what specific wording and skills are they looking to be included in order to not boot my application.

I worked under supervision of a general contractor and provided supervision for various projects within his job sites. by creating,installing, custom entertainment centers, wainscoting, kitchen cabinets, door jams, framing, etc.

Thank you.
Do not use bullet points. The outline needs to be an overview of your trade experience that you perform in the field. As I mentioned to fjconcrete, I'd be happy to look over your app.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:18 PM   #2430
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Is there any way to expedite the processing of the application? I should have started it a long time ago, but each and every day I realize how much more finished I am here.
Thanks
Unfortunately no... and the backlog at the cslb is getting longer because of some seriously poor management decisions they've made recently.

They're becoming (again) the anti licensing, licensing agency.
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Thanks for the response.

Im getting stuck here waiting on a contractor to be able to help me with my paperwork. He is willing to do it but really busy and I cant exactly meet him during work hours. Oh well. Squeaky wheel keeps turning.
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Hey LG,

Checked the status on my application and I got this: APP VOID - ISS REQUIREMENTS NOT MET

Letter has been sent to out as of yesterday, Im trying to figure out what it means. Pretty disappointed it is now a voided application, figured I did everything right. Guess not.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:28 PM   #2433
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Thanks for the response.

Im getting stuck here waiting on a contractor to be able to help me with my paperwork. He is willing to do it but really busy and I cant exactly meet him during work hours. Oh well. Squeaky wheel keeps turning.
You can complete the work experience form and have him fill out and sign the certification box.
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Old 11-18-2017, 12:30 PM   #2434
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Hey LG,

Checked the status on my application and I got this: APP VOID - ISS REQUIREMENTS NOT MET

Letter has been sent to out as of yesterday, Im trying to figure out what it means. Pretty disappointed it is now a voided application, figured I did everything right. Guess not.
That usually means that you either didn't pay the initial license fee, submit workers comp or the exemption form, didn't get your fingerprints taken, or didn't submit the asbestos open book exam.

The cslb will want you to start all over again.
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That usually means that you either didn't pay the initial license fee, submit workers comp or the exemption form, didn't get your fingerprints taken, or didn't submit the asbestos open book exam.

The cslb will want you to start all over again.
I paid fee, submitted the forms, and did finger prints

I got a feeling it was with the prints, I called the automated number check the status and would be told no record was found.

Guess ill just have to wait for that letter to come in.

Out of curiosity, If I do apply again, will I have to take the exam again? It wasn't difficult, rather just a bit of a pain to take a day off to take the test.

Thank you for your help, I appreciate it.
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No, you won't have to take the tests again. Just submit the print outs you got after you passed the exams with the app.
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Hi, I am currently in the process of opening a Gc company and any advice would be appreciated. What's better to use a business entity an Llc (with a scorp or other classificatopn or an S corp straight ?
What are the pros /cons? Also I'm using an rmo and I would like to know if anyone here can share their experience with applying for a license for my company.
Thirdly, is there any way to pay an unlicensed subcractor with a 1099 (and avoid paying workers comp for him) if he works for other companies?


Again any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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hi , I hope you can help me. I recently passed the gc tests in the beginning of sept. I got flagged for that 3% to verify my work. Ive been dealing with anna galindo. She doesn't return phone calls or emails. it took 3 months of me constantly calling and sending emails and she just got back to me , telling me I don't have any verifiable documented proof. what are my options, please help. can I go over her head and talk to someone else , can I ask the board to review my app.
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Hi, I am currently in the process of opening a Gc company and any advice would be appreciated. What's better to use a business entity an Llc (with a scorp or other classificatopn or an S corp straight ?
What are the pros /cons? Also I'm using an rmo and I would like to know if anyone here can share their experience with applying for a license for my company.
Thirdly, is there any way to pay an unlicensed subcractor with a 1099 (and avoid paying workers comp for him) if he works for other companies?


Again any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
An LLC license can be difficult to obtain because of the bonding requirements. A new business won't have the financial records to provide to obtain the 100k surety/worker bond. An S corp is easier to obtain and still provides you with liability protection of your personal assets.

You can 1099 workers, but you run the risk of hiring unlicensed subs and that can lead to disciplinary action against you.
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hi , I hope you can help me. I recently passed the gc tests in the beginning of sept. I got flagged for that 3% to verify my work. Ive been dealing with anna galindo. She doesn't return phone calls or emails. it took 3 months of me constantly calling and sending emails and she just got back to me , telling me I don't have any verifiable documented proof. what are my options, please help. can I go over her head and talk to someone else , can I ask the board to review my app.
thanks in advance
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You can email the cslb Registrar directly. He used the be head of enforcement. Send me an email and I'll give you the info.

You can also file a complaint with your State Representative. Tell them the cslb rep was unresponsive for months and didn't reply to you until they denied you. You were not given due process.

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