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Old 02-28-2020, 03:26 AM   #2901
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Wanted to thank License Guru once more for the great study material ( passed both tests first time). Received notice yesterday that they approved my application and assigned my contractors license.
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Old 02-28-2020, 12:11 PM   #2902
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Wanted to thank License Guru once more for the great study material ( passed both tests first time). Received notice yesterday that they approved my application and assigned my contractors license.
Congrats!! That's awesome! Thanks for the update.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:53 PM   #2903
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Wanted to thank License Guru once more for the great study material ( passed both tests first time). Received notice yesterday that they approved my application and assigned my contractors license. <img src="http://img.contractortalk.com/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsup" class="inlineimg" />
How long from passing the test did it take?
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How long from passing the test did it take?

Took me about 2 months after my passing exams to get my license activated. Total 7 months but I had 2 corrections in my applications so maybe wasted 2 months in my process
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Can you please recommend the best course and/or study material for a general contractor license? Thanks in advnaec to help...
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:28 PM   #2906
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Can you please recommend the best course and/or study material for a general contractor license? Thanks in advnaec to help...
The stuff that license guru sells (including his online practice exams) are great stuff! just make sure you actually learn and understand the materials as the test questions are very different.

I passed my exam on the 2/24th last month and got licensed on 3/16th of this month
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License Guru...i have an active C-7 since 2014. Also an alarm ACO license. Working for myself, full time since 2010. Im turning 50 in this year and working in the field since 1988. 13 years in europe, the last 19, here in CA.
Different constructions all the time, of course. Now i want to add C-10. One of my contractor has a C-10 and we worked together on lots of projects, both of us got paid through the general. This C-10 guy can sign off for me as he saw me doing light control, other electrical installations. Obviously i was a journey man as my company has no employee, just myself. Would that be ok for the work experience requirements?
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:11 AM   #2909
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Good day sir. I’m trying to find a road map to my destination. So my background: 8 years of industrial electrical/instrumentation experience, the last 4 with one of the largest oil companies. I also attended a school(wyotech) and received a diploma for electrical from them.

I want to enter the Solar space. It looks like a C-46 and C-10 would be required. In regards to both how can I articulate my experience on the applications? I never had a certified journeyman train me, but I am an electrician where I work.

I guess long story short how can I prove my experience with all the industrial work I’ve done?
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:05 PM   #2911
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Sorry for the late reply... I've been swamped!!

Initially, you're only showing your experience on the work certification form of the application. Anyone who has first hand knowledge of that experience can sign-off on it.

If you apply for the C-46, you'll need to submit specific solar experience. Otherwise, you'll want to go with the C-10
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do you have questions regarding california licensing?

I worked at the cslb as an application technician for many years. I have a great deal of experience and would be happy to help.

Post your question and get a straight answer.
hello, i came to usa just 9 months ago, and now i want to get california license, my concerns:
1 my rectifier is from thailand, i leave their thailand phone number for verification. Is it ok?
2 i do not want to attend school, is there some practice test library online free?
3 per cslb's guides, there are nearly 10 books for exam preparation, each one have nearly 1000 pages, how to study by myself with in 2 or 3 months.
3 exam time could be choose and determined by myself online, if i feel i am not ready, could i apply for postponing?
4 FOR ORIGINAL B LICENSE APPLICANT, ONLY APPLICATION FORM(4 PAGES ) AND CERTIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE (OVER 4 YEARS) IS ENOUGH? NO OTHERS ?

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Old 06-01-2020, 11:57 AM   #2913
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Hello,

1 my rectifier is from thailand, i leave their thailand phone number for verification. Is it ok? The work experience form showing experience in Thailand must be signed by someone in Thailand that has first hand knowledge of that experience and their signature must be notarized.

2 i do not want to attend school, is there some practice test library online free? I don't know of any free online practice tests, but I do offer exam study materials. Click here.

3 per cslb's guides, there are nearly 10 books for exam preparation, each one have nearly 1000 pages, how to study by myself with in 2 or 3 months. You don't need to buy/study all of those books. Refer to my answer in question #2.

3 exam time could be choose and determined by myself online, if i feel i am not ready, could i apply for postponing? The cslb will provide you with the test date time and location. If the date or location does not work for you, you can receive one free re-schedule.

4 FOR ORIGINAL B LICENSE APPLICANT, ONLY APPLICATION FORM(4 PAGES ) AND CERTIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE (OVER 4 YEARS) IS ENOUGH? NO OTHERS ? Correct, four pages, plus the documents from the Thailand notary for the work experience form.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:46 PM   #2914
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Hey LG, so I am currently looking into applying for my contractors license to operate in California. My only dilemma is that a good portion of my journeyman experience (June ‘14 - Nov 18’ ) has been under the table in NY where I operated as self-employed with another stone mason who was unlicensed. Since then I have gained some more “formal” journeyman experience and I currently work as the Masonry foreman for a landscaping company (Since Oct 2019 - Now) and as a Hodcarrier for another Masonry contractor (from May 2019 - Oct 2019). My question is would it be worth applying and if so are there any specific ways to file my work experience form to give me the best chances of my application of becoming accepted?
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Good morning,

The 14-18 experience can be submitted as self employed and it would be certified (signed off) by someone in NY.

Do the employers from May 19 to now hold the C-29 classification? If not, you can't submit that experience as full time employed. The cslb won't accept that experience if the employer doesn't have the C-29. You could still submit this experience as self employed.

So it is possible to submit enough self employed experience to qualify, the question is... will the cslb ask you to prove that experience with documentation? If they did, they'll ask for the documents listed here.

Any app submitted to the cslb is a $330 gamble, the price of the app filing fee, because they can put you through the documented proof gauntlet.
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Oh wow good to know. The company I work for currently does not have a C-29 and is operating under a C-27 as a landscape contractor. I had no idea that this work experience would not actually apply to my license if I wanted to apply for a C-29.

I’m willing to take the gamble, 330 is more than worth it. Thank you for your help LG.
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Let me know if I can help with app prep, app review, and/or exam prep materials.
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I intend on purchasing your exam review material to prepare for the exam once approaching that hurdle.But I’m curious about a few application questions. I don’t live in the city I intend to be operating out of, Will this be an issue considering the physical address of the business license will be in another city or is it possible to change this after the license is approved?
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I intend on purchasing your exam review material to prepare for the exam once approaching that hurdle.But Iím curious about a few application questions. I donít live in the city I intend to be operating out of, Will this be an issue considering the physical address of the business license will be in another city or is it possible to change this after the license is approved?
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You can live in a different city than the business address. Let me know if you need an app review (free to ct members).
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hello sir we chatted a while back and I followed your advice and waited until my legal troubles subsided (federal probation) I started a handyman construction company in december 2016 and this year started a s corp for my construction company. I am turning in my application for gen b. I would like to obtain your services in helping me with my application and after my general b I need to add a hvac license with my friend as an rme or rmo whatever you think is best. I am not sure if I need to obtain the gen b in my name or company name? Thank you. I can go into more details in messafe if possible

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