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Old 03-15-2019, 07:11 PM   #2681
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Submit the experience as employed and enter the contractors biz name, license number, and address on the certification of work experience form. The cslb doesn't care how you were paid.

If that new classification is created, and I soooo hope it is, it probably wouldn't happen until next year.
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:41 PM   #2682
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If I want to get licensed to install rebar in swimming pools should I apply for a C-53 or C-50 license?
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:43 PM   #2683
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If all you're doing is installing the rebar, then the C-50 would work. The prime contractor would sub the rebar work out to you.
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Old 03-20-2019, 12:46 PM   #2684
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Hello and thank you for the answer provided a while back,

I have another question.
Is there a way to change the qualifying individual (and business name) on a application that has already been submitted? We submitted the application and it was returned for correction asking for work experience proof and we don't have any proof. I was thinking of withdrawing the application and submitting a new one with a different qualifying individual who has proof if needed. But if possible, it would be better to resubmit the application so that I won't have to pay the fee again.

Thank you for your great advice
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:17 PM   #2685
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Hello,

Yes, as long as the app hasn't been posted you can make changes to it. And since they are waiting on corrections from you, you can amend the app. Contact the cslb tech and let him/her that you want to change the qualifier. They'll let you know what they'll want from you.
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Great, thank you!

Another thing, would it be a better idea to form a corporation over a sole ownership for this? I'm new at this so sorry for the silly questions.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:11 PM   #2687
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If you go with a corp, then file Sub-chapter S with the IRS, you'll have more liability protection for your personal assets.

Plus with a corp you can add/remove officers (spouse, kids, business partners, etc.)
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So what do I do if the CSLB asks me to prove my experience with pay check stubs?
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:56 PM   #2689
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They would want to see a year end pay stub that shows a total of what you were paid for the year.
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Hello License Guru!

Quick question. Can a C license sub work to another C license?


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I believe the answer is yes, if it's the same C classification.
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License Guru --
I'm working on getting my C-33. I have significantly more experience than needed but ALL of that experience was outside of the 10 year range (last full-time year was 2009). Ive been painting at least part time since I was 15 (now 36). I ended up taking other work when I moved to CA in 2010, though I have painted several homes for family & friends so my skills are still up to snuff.
2 questions for you...
1 - How strict is the CSLB on their 4 years in the past 10 years rule and will they take experience beyond 10 years into account?
2 - I don't have pay stubs from all of these years...will a notarized document from my dad who now owns this company suffice for proof of experience?

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Hello Justin,

Welcome to CT!

All experience must be within the previous 10 years, no exceptions.

A properly formatted application and work experience form would get you to the exams. If your app was randomly pulled as part of the 3% minimum, you'd have to provide pay stubs, w-2's, tax returns, copies of contracts, receipts for materials purchased, and/or permits, etc.

Nothing would need to be notarized, you would only need someone who has first hand knowledge of your experience to be your certifier on the work certification page.
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Hello Justin,

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All experience must be within the previous 10 years, no exceptions.

A properly formatted application and work experience form would get you to the exams. If your app was randomly pulled as part of the 3% minimum, you'd have to provide pay stubs, w-2's, tax returns, copies of contracts, receipts for materials purchased, and/or permits, etc.

Nothing would need to be notarized, you would only need someone who has first hand knowledge of your experience to be your certifier on the work certification page.
Thanks, Phil.

Do you offer any application review/formatting services? Might as well give it a shot if I've got a 97% rate of getting through.
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I offer a free app review to CT members. Click on my Guru guy to the left for my info.
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Ok I have a couple questions Iím hoping the guru can help me. So Iím 29. Iím applying for my General A License. For my work experience I did plumbing for a year and a half since 2013 then I got in the masons union as an apprentice in 2014 eventually switched to laborers union and completed the apprenticeship program and have been a journeyman for about a year or so. Iíve worked for 2 general engineering companyís and I figure if needed I could provide w2 thatís how clear construction experience for over 5 years but it wasnít all journeyman level. Iíve also taken 3 classes in public works consutruction management from a JC and currently enrolled in 3 more. So the application only shows space to put down one company and one qualifier, how do I put that down if itís split up between two companies? And also if the qualifier has to have direct knowledge of your ability of work for the 4 years wouldnít you need to put 2 people down? So I can use a co worker operator to qualify for me but I also have a friend who has his general A who is also an inspector would it be smart to put him down as a qualifier even though we havenít worked together? I know that sounds sketchy I just want it to go smooth and not be selected for checking.

Do you think my experience would be adequate for the 4 years proof ?
1.5 years plumbing
4 years mason/laborers doing public works road construction?

And should I use a co worker for 2 years of the experience or use my friend with the class A?

Any advice and guidance would be greatly appreciated thank you
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Good morning and welcome to CT.

Do I think your experience would qualify? From what you've described, no, it would not.

The A classification is scrutinized just as hard as the B. They'll have you submit construction project list forms and permits. And the experience must be from projects that require specialized engineering skill and knowledge. Preferably from city/county/state public works projects.

You would submit two work experience forms, and they could be signed by anybody who has first hand knowledge of that experience. If it's the same person, that's fine.
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License Guru,

Hope all is well with you. I'm working in obtaining my C20 hvac license here in California.
I have a couple of question for you: I worked for two companies during my 4 years of work experience;
Do I need 2 certifiers from both companies each one filling out own form?
Do I need to send paystubs, w2 with application or upon request?
Since i don't have valuable asset, is going sole proprietor best for me?
Are you still reviewing applications for free?

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I have a question Guru. I am interested in getting my GC and my new employer would probably sign off in I'm sure in a year or so which would add up to 6 years experience in my field. The problem is that the previous experience was cash jobs and no licensed GC to sign off on it. The apprenticeship was very good with an extremely knowledgeable guy but that doesn't matter in the eyes of the state. My new job has regular paychecks and all so there is a paper trail and a lot of variety of work from frame to finish. Should I wait to get more "official" experience before applying? My goal mainly is continue to work for this GC and other GC's as well as a sub.
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License Guru,

Hope all is well with you. I'm working in obtaining my C20 hvac license here in California.
I have a couple of question for you: I worked for two companies during my 4 years of work experience;
Do I need 2 certifiers from both companies each one filling out own form?
Do I need to send paystubs, w2 with application or upon request?
Since i don't have valuable asset, is going sole proprietor best for me?
Are you still reviewing applications for free?

Thank you,
Fernando
Hello Fernando,

Anyone with first hand knowledge of your experience can be your certifier. If the same person fits that description for both employment periods, then that same person can sign both forms.

You will need to submit two work experience forms, one for each employment period.

You won't need to submit pay stubs unless they ask for them. But they will ask for a Type II or Universal CFC card.

Sole owner is the cheapest and easiest way to apply. But it comes with self employment taxes which can suck. Taxes as a corp might be cheaper. Check with a CPA.

I do. You can email your completed app to me. Click on my Guru guy on the left for my contact info.

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