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Old 05-03-2019, 10:20 AM   #2701
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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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I assume the new employer holds the B classification?

If you submit self employed experience, the cslb will require that you submit project forms explaining the projects you've worked on and the work you performed. You could, however, submit the cash paying experience as employed and list the B contractor(s) who was paying you under the table. The cslb doesn't care how you were paid, but they will ask you to document/prove your experience.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:06 PM   #2702
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Hi license guru I got a big question I hope you can help with I've been working for a ca shed company as a subcontractor for 2 years and worked for another installer for 3 years here also before I went on my own with my own tools so I have 5 years or so experience but with 3 years cash and 2 years pay stubs and 1099s and tax returns . So would I qualify for a general b ? The sheds require multiple trade skills to be used but primarily framing and carpentry siding finish trim and painting. The reason I want to get a class b is so I can work at tuff shed because they require class b license to do their contracts. Any help greatly appreciated
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:04 PM   #2703
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Shedman and I discussed his options via email.
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Hello,

if a application is returned for correction, stating that all corrections must be initialed and a new application must not be submitted, should I put the new information on the existing application? do i cross out or white out the old information? The qualifier is being changed.

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:11 PM   #2705
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White out works.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:01 AM   #2706
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Im planning to take the the c10 exam. Im a journeyman with almost three years turned out. I passed an apprenticeship, My employer signed my emplyment verification today. I am very excited to try to swim on my own. How long from start to finish is the process, typically. Is there any common mistakes made on the paper work I should pay attention to. Is there any parts of the test i should concentrate on. Thank you for any light you can shed on the matter I truly appreciate it
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:08 PM   #2707
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From app submittal to license issuance.... at least 8 weeks.

The formatting of your experience outline will be the crucial part.
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:32 AM   #2708
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I'll try to make it short. Please help me choose an option:

Option 1 - I worked for a roofing company for 6 years where about the last 2 years I was a journeyman waterproofer (I was in the waterproofing division, not roofing). I have my journeyman card from the union but I did not complete my apprenticeship program. I have a Bachelor in construction management and want to see if I qualify for the roofing license C39. If so, do I have to submit W2's when I submit the application?

Option 2 - I have worked for a glazing contractor for about 6 years now (4 in the shop and 2 as a project manager) and have my bachelors in construction management. I have not worked in the field as a glazier though.

Option 3 - I want to do caulking and sealant work around windows, concrete, siding, epoxy application, (waterproofing), etc. using the D-12 license classification.

Which one would you recommend I proceed with?

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Which one of these do I qualify for to get my license?
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:24 AM   #2709
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Hmmmmm door #1, door #2, or door #3??

#1: You could submit C-39 experience but it wouldn't be true and accurate, and impossible to prove. This one's out.

#2: You could submit supervisory experience, suggesting that you have acted in a supervisory capacity in the field. Pay stubs would prove your employment, but the rate of pay would have to be at the supervisory level. This one...unkown.

#3: Would be the easiest to prove, but the most restrictive in what you could do. Plus there is no trade exam, only the law/business test. This one is probably the best option.

You degree would be worth 2-3 years of experience credit toward the 4 year minimum requirement.
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Thank you for the help. I will proceed with option 3 since the type of work I want to do caulking and sealant work around windows, concrete, siding, epoxy application, (waterproofing), etc. using the D-12 license classification.

Since I have a bachelor degree, can I obtain the 1-2 years of experience required for me to obtain the roofing or painting license by doing small jobs in the future?

Do you think obtaining the D-12 license now, will lead to obtaining the painting or roofing license in the future?

Thanks.
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Hello License Guru, I have a few questions I'm hoping you can help with, I attached the part 2 experience portion of my application with personal info whited out to help clarify.

When submitting the work experience the "full time" box was checked rather than the "part time" box. I have 15 years working with my employer and half of that, 7.5 years, is journeyman level or higher of experience. The app was also returned because only the last 10 years of experience are accepted. Do you see any issues with changing the full time to part time and using half of the last 10 years to equal 5 years of experience? Should I include a separate letter explaining each of the changes?

The final question is about editing the existing app, should I be crossing out the old information and writing above like the reviewer started to do in blue or should I use white out as you recommended previously.

Thanks for any recommendations you can provide.
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Is anyone here running their company as an LLC? Not sure how that works and trying to get more info. I've seen some companies show as a sole prop on the CSLB, but are operating as an LLC on their bank records etc.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:21 PM   #2713
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Thank you for the help. I will proceed with option 3 since the type of work I want to do caulking and sealant work around windows, concrete, siding, epoxy application, (waterproofing), etc. using the D-12 license classification.

Since I have a bachelor degree, can I obtain the 1-2 years of experience required for me to obtain the roofing or painting license by doing small jobs in the future?

Do you think obtaining the D-12 license now, will lead to obtaining the painting or roofing license in the future?

Thanks.
Your degree would most likely give you 18 months credit. So you'd have to show at least 30 months on the app.

You could apply for an additional classification and they may or may not give you college credit again. Also that experience would have to be submitted as part time and cover at least 8 years in order to equal 4 years of full time experience.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:26 PM   #2714
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Hello License Guru, I have a few questions I'm hoping you can help with, I attached the part 2 experience portion of my application with personal info whited out to help clarify.

When submitting the work experience the "full time" box was checked rather than the "part time" box. I have 15 years working with my employer and half of that, 7.5 years, is journeyman level or higher of experience. The app was also returned because only the last 10 years of experience are accepted. Do you see any issues with changing the full time to part time and using half of the last 10 years to equal 5 years of experience? Should I include a separate letter explaining each of the changes?

The final question is about editing the existing app, should I be crossing out the old information and writing above like the reviewer started to do in blue or should I use white out as you recommended previously.

Thanks for any recommendations you can provide.
You could just change the beginning date, keep it as full time, and show 10 years total.

Drives me insane how the cslb techs are so picky over this minor crap. So you went passed 10 years, who cares. You're showing at least 10 years of experience! It's almost as if they go ok not almost... go out of their way to make more work for themselves.

Changing it to part time might raise a flag.

You could type a more better experience outline on a separate page then cut it to size and make a copy of the page with the corrected outline taped to it. Then you and your certifier would initial it. Or, just white out tape and hand write over it.
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Is anyone here running their company as an LLC? Not sure how that works and trying to get more info. I've seen some companies show as a sole prop on the CSLB, but are operating as an LLC on their bank records etc.
I'm sure the IRS would have an issue with that. So would the cslb. If they're operating as an LLC, they must have an LLC license.

Maybe the high cost of the bonding is why they're operating that way.
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I'm sure the IRS would have an issue with that. So would the cslb. If they're operating as an LLC, they must have an LLC license.

Maybe the high cost of the bonding is why they're operating that way.
Thanks for confirming sir, I will look into it some more. I knew it couldn't be that simple
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I am thinking about applying for a General B license. I'm 24 and have 3 proven years of work ending 2 years ago with a general contractor that will sign off for that experience. I have also worked with my father in law that is license tile contractor for the past 6 years part time but under the table. Could he also sign for work experience?
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Hello Mkan0304,

My straight up advice.... wait a couple three more years before applying, at least.

Without the ability to show at least four years of journeyman level as an employee (pay roll/w-2 or 1099) you will have a very difficult time qualifying for the B classification.

Add in your age and they'll put you under the microscope and require a ton of documents, including permits, to prove your experience.
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You could just change the beginning date, keep it as full time, and show 10 years total.

Drives me insane how the cslb techs are so picky over this minor crap. So you went passed 10 years, who cares. You're showing at least 10 years of experience! It's almost as if they go … ok not almost... go out of their way to make more work for themselves.

Changing it to part time might raise a flag.

You could type a more better experience outline on a separate page then cut it to size and make a copy of the page with the corrected outline taped to it. Then you and your certifier would initial it. Or, just white out tape and hand write over it.
Thanks Guru, I reviewed the experience requirements with my employer and we are confident all the work being performed qualifies so we will stick with the full time designation.

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I’m applying for a C7, and have a question regarding the application. I need to disclose a DUI and Wet & Reckless from 20 years ago, but I no longer have the records. I have no details to put on the disclosure statement. What should I do?

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