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Old 04-12-2016, 03:55 PM   #81
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Would this work for the General Engineering work experience statement.

Earthworks, setting grade, pad building, road Building, rock surfacing, Structural Steel assembly, Setting Large Electrical Equipment 10-150,000lbs, Concrete Form/Pour Slabs/Piers/Oil-Containment, Electrical work 120V to 500kV, Overhead/Underground, Splicing/Terminations.
That's some resume, E-Herder. Why don't you hit the "introductions" with a little personal info and start posting in all of those forums: you've lots to share that would be helpful.
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Old 09-25-2017, 03:29 PM   #82
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I`m in the process of getting my general B license.
What should I put down as my experience?

In 2012 I work as a construction supervisor for a small construction company that is now closed. He only properly hire me in 2013 (have a W2 for this year)

Sice January 2014, I open a construction corporation with a friend of mine, the license was in his name and I was the CEO. As a CEO of a small business, I did most of the supervision for all trades. Does that count as an experience?

Unfortunately, my partner die recently, now I wonder If my time as a CEO counts as experience?

I also have multiple license contractor that I have been working with since 2012 that can verify my experience.

My question is how should I put don't my experience on the form?
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Which State are you in?
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Yes, time listed on an active contractors license will count. Along with the other period of time under the other contractor.

You will need to show at least 4 yrs of experience.
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Hi, first of all, thanks for having this forum. I want to get my contractor's license but I am having problems verifying my work experience. To make a long story short, I have a licensed contractor I worked for who will sign off on two years (2007-2009). I worked for another contractor from (2009-2011), but he passed away. In 2012, I started working in a completely unrelated field, but decided recently to get my license. I worked on my home as a homeowner builder from 2007-2016 (not continuously) but I've heard owner-builder experience is usually subject to review from CSLB and I'm not the most meticulous record keeper. Any recommendations? I will have no problems passing the exams but there is no point taking them if I can't prove my experience. Should I just go with 2 years signed off by my contractor + 2 years as owner builder? What are the chances that CSLB will ask for proof? Thanks in advance
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Hello bman...

You can only go back 10 yrs for experience. So that means no farther than 10/9/2007.

Anyone who has first hand knowledge of your experience can be a certifier.

If you only have the one property that falls under owner/builder, it's likely the cslb will not give you much credit for that project. They'd determine how long it would have taken a license contractor to perform the same work.

Going by the information you provided... I don't think you'll have the necessary 4 yrs of experience.
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I have a question about my current efforts applying for my C7 license in the state of California. I have trade experience (2006-2010), working with a licensed contractor based out of South Carolina and Florida. I was working as a journeymen technician, doing voice/data infrastructure implementation, testing, troubleshooting from start to finish, with Cat5e, Cat6 and Fiber.

I have Network Engineering/Analyst experience working in an IT department of my last employer, working from 2010-2017, where my job duties were to supervise data infrastructure implementation, testing and troubleshooting between systems, etc, to name a few roles. As well as non trade specific tasks and roles.

I also have a Bachelor of Arts, in Information Management and Systems, from an accredited 4 year university.

I was planning on applying for my C7 license and create a low voltage contracting company in the state of California, since I have 10+ years of installation experience in a commercial application.

I also have plans to do configuration and maintenance of the local area network after I do the cabling deployments (as a license contractor I hope....), and provide managed network/system administration services.

Am I going to see any issues with my C7 application with the Contractor State License Board?
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Welcome to CT Cameron and Co.

I don't see any issues. Use your current employer experience, 2010-2017, and submit sealed college transcripts. You should be fine.

Keep your experience outline to trade specific, in the field work. Do not include any admin duties., i.e. contracts, reading plans, estimating, etc.
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Thank you for your reply. So I just want to understand, that working as a network engineer for 7 years, supervising technicians who were implementing, testing and troubleshooting structured cabling systems, such as fiber, cat5 e and cat 6 is enough certifiable experience, with the California - Contractor State license Board (CLSB)?

Therefore, the experience as a journymen technician doing the actual installations is irrelevant, or in others, not needed for my application to apply for my C7 license?
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It all depends on how you word your experience outline on the app.
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great, sounds good. I'll make sure I outline my trade specific experience on the application!
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Here is my trade specific experience as an IT network engineer, summarized and ready to input into the certifiable work experience in my application. Please let me know if this would suffice.
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Roughed in, installed, terminated Ca5e and Cat 6 copper wiring in a data center. Testing and troubleshooting cable deployments, including patch panels and jacks, along with networking components in the system, which include firewalls, routers, and switches.

Installed, spliced, cleaved, cleaned single and multimode fiber optic cables. Expert in testing and troubleshooting fiber optic deployments and inspection of quality work. Performed testing and troubleshooting of newly deployed fiber optic cables and related networking systems components.

Maintained and referenced industry standards including ANSI, EIA/TIA and local and national Electric Code for all low voltage telecommunication cabling projects. Maintained structured cable systems by repairing, testing, analyzing, verifying and upgrading cable infrastructure using copper and fiber trade specific tools, based on project needs of the company.
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Here is my trade specific experience as an IT network engineer, summarized and ready to input into the certifiable work experience in my application. Please let me know if this would suffice.
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Roughed in, installed, terminated Ca5e and Cat 6 copper wiring. Test and troubleshoot cable deployments, including patch panels and jacks, with networking components, which include firewalls, routers, and switches.

Installed, spliced, cleaved, cleaned single and multimode fiber optic cables. Test and troubleshoot fiber optic cables and networking systems components.

Maintained structured cable systems by repairing, testing, analyzing, verifying and upgrading cable infrastructure using copper and fiber trade specific tools.
I pared it down a bit in the quote box above. You'd have to hand write in the form because that's too much text to type in a fillable form. But that is a good outline.
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i have read this thread that started in 2010 saying only self employed applicants will have secondary verifications, then %3 of all applications needed to be verified by w2s. i was wondering if any one knows whats going on now (2017)

I ask because i had a previous employer who is a general contractor sign for 5years work experience. my application has been excepted and i take the tests next week. however i was somtimes payed under the table and sometimes payed through my appliance repair company, i have also worked for other hvac contractors off and on over the years (im 28) but i did not include this on the application.

what are the chances the CSLB will ask for tax verification?
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They are back to what the law allows... minimum of 3% of all apps received are given a secondary review.

Generally speaking, apps that are pulled for secondary review happen within days of the test date being issued.

If it's been 2-3 weeks since your app was posted and the test date assigned, chances are good that your app won't be selected.
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First, I'd like to say thanks to Guru, you're really helping a lot people out. That's great.

I had a question about a Class A license. What are the red flags or what are the must have things to show on your work experience? I have over 17 years construction experience and the last 10 years have been done working on Caltrans highway and LAMTA light rail projects for large prime contractors. I believe I have the experience but I'm concerned about how to state the description of my experience on the application.
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First, I'd like to say thanks to Guru, you're really helping a lot people out. That's great.

I had a question about a Class A license. What are the red flags or what are the must have things to show on your work experience? I have over 17 years construction experience and the last 10 years have been done working on Caltrans highway and LAMTA light rail projects for large prime contractors. I believe I have the experience but I'm concerned about how to state the description of my experience on the application.
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They like to see public works experience and it appears you have that.

They want to see an overview of what you do on the job site on a daily basis. I offer a free app review to CT members. Click on my face to the left for my contact info.
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That's great. I'll send it over to youin a few days. Thanks
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as far as them contacting the employer is there a way around that? ive been with this company for 5+ years now do you know what wage they would pass as journeyman? can i have my coworker varify my experience? or will they still contact my employer?
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You can submit a letter with the app requesting that they do not contact your employer for fear of jeopardizing your employment status.

Yes, you can have your coworker certify your experience.

What wage scale they go by, if they were to ask you for pay stubs, I don't know.

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