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Old 01-15-2019, 05:49 PM   #2641
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You will need the B classification.

At least four years of experience obtained within the last 10 years that includes framing and at least two unrelated trades.
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:54 PM   #2642
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Hello license Guru,

I applied for a B license and my application was sent back because of experience. I have a bachelors degree which cover two years of experience and I also sent a work experience application that I worked for a contractor for one and a half years part time which they didn’t give me any credit for. I worked with a contractor full-time for six months and about one year part time so I wrote part time for the whole experience portion which did me no good. I also sent them a letter saying I’ve worked in building and safety for a local city for 5 years plus and conduct inspections and do plan checks thinking they might allow me to use that as experience. I educate contractors on a daily basis. The letter they sent me says I need to provide two more years of full-time experience. My question is if I have a contractor sign off on that will they ask me for tax records or any other information?
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:51 PM   #2643
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The certifier will have no effect on your experience. In today's era of B applications... employed experience is by far the way to go. Can you submit two years of full time employed experience? Preferably under a B contractor? That can be backed up by pay stubs, 1099's, or w-2's?
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:28 AM   #2644
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Will they ask for 1099’s, w2’s or pay stubs? If I do provide them with any of that how or will they validate it? Also I have worked with a developer and helped develop a few properties but the permits were pulled as owner builder which is a corporation not a person. If I get the work experience form filled out by the ceo of the LLC and provide permits can I use that as experience?
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I am applying to take the Gen B exam. I know I must also take the Law Exam. Will I be tested for Both exams the same day or different days if I apply for both at the same time?
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I am applying to take the Gen B exam. I know I must also take the Law Exam. Will I be tested for Both exams the same day or different days if I apply for both at the same time?


Same day.


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Old 02-03-2019, 10:59 PM   #2647
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What about the CSLB requirements regarding the number of companies able to use the same business name. Is there a limit with the CSLB?

And, is a "B" License Contractor able to perform
plumbing services?

Thanks for any insight or advice!
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:54 AM   #2648
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Thank you.

What about the CSLB requirements regarding the number of companies able to use the same business name. Is there a limit with the CSLB?

And, is a "B" License Contractor able to perform
plumbing services?

Thanks for any insight or advice!


That will need to be answered by guru.


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Old 02-04-2019, 01:56 AM   #2649
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Thank you.

What about the CSLB requirements regarding the number of companies able to use the same business name. Is there a limit with the CSLB?

And, is a "B" License Contractor able to perform
plumbing services?

Thanks for any insight or advice!


You can perform plumbing only if the project requires to other trades. If you take on a plumbing only project you'll need to have the plumbing specialty license of sub it out to someone that holds that classification.


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You can perform plumbing only if the project requires to other trades. If you take on a plumbing only project you'll need to have the plumbing specialty license of sub it out to someone that holds that classification.


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What is the minimum liquid capacity of a septic tank
serving a two bedroom, three bath resident?
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:08 PM   #2651
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Will they ask for 1099ís, w2ís or pay stubs? If I do provide them with any of that how or will they validate it? Also I have worked with a developer and helped develop a few properties but the permits were pulled as owner builder which is a corporation not a person. If I get the work experience form filled out by the ceo of the LLC and provide permits can I use that as experience?
If you were paid cash or were a w-2'd employee, submit the experience as employed. If they ask for permits, you can submit permits for any project you were part of. Permits should be publicly available and can be obtained online.
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Old 02-04-2019, 07:12 PM   #2652
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Thank you.

What about the CSLB requirements regarding the number of companies able to use the same business name. Is there a limit with the CSLB?

And, is a "B" License Contractor able to perform
plumbing services?

Thanks for any insight or advice!
If the business is a sole owner, you can call it whatever you want, regardless of how many other licenses have the same name. You will have to check with your county clerk/recorder to find out if the fictitious name has already been taken. If applying for a corporate license, then the corp name must be available from the Sect. of State's office. They won't allow duplicates.

Mike is right about single trades performed under a B license. You must have that specialty license to enter into a one-trade contract.

As far as minimum liquid capacity... that's a question for a different thread. :-)
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:19 PM   #2653
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If the business is a sole owner, you can call it whatever you want, regardless of how many other licenses have the same name. You will have to check with your county clerk/recorder to find out if the fictitious name has already been taken. If applying for a corporate license, then the corp name must be available from the Sect. of State's office. They won't allow duplicates.

Mike is right about single trades performed under a B license. You must have that specialty license to enter into a one-trade contract.

As far as minimum liquid capacity... that's a question for a different thread. :-)
Thanks!

So If I go for my General B license will that cover doing Electrical work or do I need to go for the C-10 license as well?
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A B contract must include at least two unrelated trades, neither of which can be framing. If your electrical contract includes drywall, patch/repair and painting, The B classification would work.

If the contract is specifically for electrical, then you'd need to have the C-10.
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Needed to say thank you as I found your posts dating back to 2008 and have been glued to my phone for over 3 hours now! It’s awesome to see someone providing much needed help without asking for anything but great thoughts in return! With that being said I have exactly one year (all of 2018) with a lic contractor under the table in cash. Prior to that I have off and on self employed work over the previous 9 years. I definitely have the required CSLB experience but I’m so overwhelmed with where to start, I haven’t!? I’ve literally had the application with 10 extra proof of work experience forms and nothing on them... yet. I was in business for myself over 10 years ago for many years unlicensed but, either way that’s no help. Can I use my my real customers and co workers through the years as my experience? Please help or maybe point me in some direction in your past forums...
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You can provide the under the table work as employed experience. The cslb doesn't care that you were paid cash.

The prior nine years will be the hard part. The cslb is cracking down on the B classification and unless your experience was as an employee of a B contractor it's going to be a tough row to hoe.

You'll have to provide enough project list forms to prove your experience. They'll want copies of permits (whether your name is on them or not), copies of any contracts, receipts for materials purchased, etc.

Even with all of that, there is no guaranty that they'll give you any credit for your self employed experience.

http://www.cslb.ca.gov/Resources/For...rojectList.pdf
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Hello, License Guru

I am wanting to apply for a C-20 license here in California. I'm only 20 years old. Having said that I have an associate degree directly for HVAC and I'm actually working towards a bachelor's in business I also have the Universal EPA 608 since 2016. (I graduated high school in an early age and I was able to get my EPA pretty early right before I turned 17 actually).I have experience in the field, I worked helping my dad in HVAC most of my life and can prove maybe about 2 years of journeyman work with stubs etc. I have contractors as well as HVAC supplier owners that can vouch for my experience and knowledge. The biggest problem to me after going through almost all these pages is that they wouldn't accept me because of my lack to prove my experience and my age. I would like to know if I should submit my application or maybe there are some red flags I should fix or look into. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Hello HVACkid,

You would be labeled a young journeyman and would have to provide as many documents as you can to prove your experience.

You are much further in the process than most if not all your age, and even some if not most that are much older.

It's hard to say if they would accept what you have now or if they would deny you based on the lack of journeyman level experience.

So it's a roll of the dice... apply now and get labeled as a YJ (which would affect you if you were denied and had to reapply down the road), or wait until you're older.
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So If I go for my General B license will that cover doing Electrical work or do I need to go for the C-10 license as well?

As a licensed C10, I have seen GC's do electrical work. Virtually all the time, the GC is doing other trades, such as framing, demo, masonry, plumbing, etc. But they are always doing some basic B contractor work, along with the other.

One GC used family for his jobs. His complete idiot son was the "electrician". Not only did his son steal all the lunch money from the other workers, he couldn't wire an outlet if his life depended on it.
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Thank you so much for the help and the link to the CSLB form. Would I use this same form for my 1 year worth of under the table work with a contractor? I would like to reach out to you once I have my docs all in a row to have you go over. Please email me a link to your fee page on your website and how much you’d charge. Just figure you’d like to keep this out of the contractor talk forum... Rich at [email protected] mail.com. You’re awesome and thanks again for your service!

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