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Old 11-21-2017, 06:17 PM   #2441
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Hi, Phil. I recently applied to have my license reinstated or a new one issued. In trying to check the CSLB website to find the status of my application (they have cashed the $330.00 check of course) it asks me for my application fee number. Do you know where I need to look to find out what that number is?
Is there a place to look for it or is it a number that will be generated by the CSLB and sent to me?

Thank you, Phil.

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Old 11-21-2017, 06:30 PM   #2442
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Hi, Phil. I recently applied to have my license reinstated or a new one issued. In trying to check the CSLB website to find the status of my application (they have cashed the $330.00 check of course) it asks me for my application fee number. Do you know where I need to look to find out what that number is?
Is there a place to look for it or is it a number that will be generated by the CSLB and sent to me?

Thank you, Phil.

Andy.
Hey Andy,

You should have received, or will receive, a letter from the cslb providing you with the app number and PIN that you can use to view the app online.

Your app won't be visible to anyone without that PIN until the app is approved and posted.

If you don't get the letter within 2-3 weeks of submitting the app, email me.
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How can I email you ? And Is it possible to plead my case to the register ? Has it been done before ? Think I have a chance ???
Thanks , this has been stressing me out !
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Hello Phil,
I am currently waiting for the fingerprints to be cleared from the DOJ.
I am nervous since I do have a criminal record from over 9 years ago that I disclosed on my application I completed parole over 7 years ago. I passed my Laws and Regs and trade Yesterday did my bond so know im waiting. I called them and they said it was under review with the DOJ, I disclosed everything could they deny me if some of the dates are not exact.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:57 AM   #2445
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How can I email you ? And Is it possible to plead my case to the register ? Has it been done before ? Think I have a chance ???
Thanks , this has been stressing me out !
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:00 AM   #2446
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I am currently waiting for the fingerprints to be cleared from the DOJ.
I am nervous since I do have a criminal record from over 9 years ago that I disclosed on my application I completed parole over 7 years ago. I passed my Laws and Regs and trade Yesterday did my bond so know im waiting. I called them and they said it was under review with the DOJ, I disclosed everything could they deny me if some of the dates are not exact.
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Hi rosewood310,

Enough time has passed that it shouldn't be an issue. You should only worry if it was a felony and related to construction.

Exact dates aren't necessary. Disclosing the info is more important. Just hang in there.
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:12 AM   #2447
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Hello Guru, so I've been painting for 2.5 years. In that amount of time I've done industrial, commercial and residential. I've painted houses as a worker for others and I've also bid my own houses. I'm a very skilled painter with contractors willing to pay me over my scale. I am now wanting to leave the union and become a full time painting contractor. I don't have the 4 years experience needed but the amount of time and effort put in so far I feel qualifies me. How can I obtain a license with only 2.5 years in job history? Thank you.
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:33 PM   #2448
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Hello Guru, so I've been painting for 2.5 years. In that amount of time I've done industrial, commercial and residential. I've painted houses as a worker for others and I've also bid my own houses. I'm a very skilled painter with contractors willing to pay me over my scale. I am now wanting to leave the union and become a full time painting contractor. I don't have the 4 years experience needed but the amount of time and effort put in so far I feel qualifies me. How can I obtain a license with only 2.5 years in job history? Thank you.
Welcome to CT Respaint415.

The short answer is... you can't. You have to show a minimum of 4 years of field experience obtained within the last 10 years.

That experience can be as an employee of a C33 contractor, or self employed.
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Hi Alan,

The certifier of your experience can be anyone who has first hand knowledge of your experience. And, if you are submitting "employed" experience, you can ask the cslb to not contact your employer for fear of the possible repercussions.

Chances are... you'll submit your app and be given a test date (with a properly filled out and formatted application) without your employer or anyone else in town finding out.
Hey Guru,

Got my paperwork to the contractor and turns out he was a good choice. What a relief.

Can you give me further details as to how to ask the cslb not to contact my employer?

Thanks!
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Hi Alan,

Just submit a written, signed request with the application.
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Just submit a written, signed request with the application.
Will this help me?

11/28/2017


To whom it may concern,

I am writing this letter in reference to my application for original contractor license. I am submitting my application and my experience certification as currently employed and as such I would like to request that you do not contact my current employer for fear of repercussions if he were to find out that I intend to leave to start my own business. I need to be able to continue working until after I have passed my exams.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Thank you for your consideration,

(personal contact details omitted)
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That'll work.
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Hi Phil, well it looks like the application is going through and so far all looks well. I received my application and pin numbers and looked up the status online.

Under the status, it says "Application Posted", I am unsure of what the means exactly.Do you know, sir?

Also, it says "06/16/2019 *** 18-month void date***, Could you tell me what that means?

Actually, I have a screen capture of it here.

Thank you, Phil.

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Old 12-19-2017, 01:01 PM   #2454
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When the app is posted that means that you are going to the exams. Using the PIN, you'll be able to see the test date/time/location. You have 18 months to pass the exams.

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Hi All,


Just wanted to give you a quick update on my c-10 application status.. More than a year has gone by since I began the process in September 2016.. passed both test Dec 27/2016..but...My application was denied due to felony conviction 5 years ago... I'm still currently on parole and that's another uphill battle...however statement of issues has been as of Nov 22 2017...my question now is how long before I get my hearing date or is there any possibility of a probationary license.. I know I'm still on parole.. but I'm due for discharge.. just so some people know the parole board also drag there feet when it comes to doing there work...any input highly appreciated..it's almost like they just want to keep people on probation/parole simply yo make it easier to return you to jail for anything literally...
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The law says you should have a hearing date scheduled within 90 days of filing the appeal, but to my knowledge that never happens. You need to keep pushing the cslb. Squeaky wheel gets the grease...so to speak.
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Hi Good Evening license guru
Hopefully you can help me out!
I have a question about the experience portion for getting the contractors license. Im in the C-61 category limited speciality,
D-63 construction clean up. I have a company that we started me and 2 other people its an LLC. Its a cleaning company we first started as cleaning homes but we noticed we want to expand to commercial which is construction site clean up we done a couple homes like that. My question is for the experience, I used to clean and help people for experience and sometimes also for community service. Can i make the people i helped sign the work experience sheet? And also create a letter of what i did? Or can i also use my experience of what i did in my company?
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I would really appreciate it!
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Hi Good Evening license guru
Hopefully you can help me out!
I have a question about the experience portion for getting the contractors license. Im in the C-61 category limited speciality,
D-63 construction clean up. I have a company that we started me and 2 other people its an LLC. Its a cleaning company we first started as cleaning homes but we noticed we want to expand to commercial which is construction site clean up we done a couple homes like that. My question is for the experience, I used to clean and help people for experience and sometimes also for community service. Can i make the people i helped sign the work experience sheet? And also create a letter of what i did? Or can i also use my experience of what i did in my company?
Thank you very much!
I would really appreciate it!
Welcome to CT!

Anyone with first hand knowledge of your experience can be a certifier. If that person is willing to sign-off on at least four years of experience, you'll only need the one certifier. The cslb won't accept any letters, only what is listed on the work experience form.

The experience outline must be trade specific, and do not include specific projects. Just of overview of your experience within the D-63 trade.
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Got it! Thank you very much good thing i found this page very helpful thank you!
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Hi license guru another question so if this past experience was done with a person that is a work experience certifier and the job was done for experience and cummunity service how will that work to such as in showing paystubs and things like that are they very strict on that?
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