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Old 01-29-2008, 07:46 AM   #41
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Hi Guru, I have a question on how and what steps I need to do on changing my licence title? I aquired my C-10 license in 2003. I took the test and put sole proprieter after I got my licence I decided to incorporate and started an "S" corporation. I didn't want to give up my license in case it didn't work out. When it came time to renew it I called the CSLB and told them I needed to cange my listing as a sole proprieter because I am now a "s" corp they told me there wasn't time to make the change before my license expired and I should leave it as is and make the change about 3 or 4 months before I had to renew it again. I renewed as suggested in fear of not being able to work (legally) if I made the change at the time. What are the steps needed to make this change without interfering with me being able to work while the change is being made. Can I keep it under my name and still use it for the corporation legally? Thanks for your time...JB
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:12 AM   #42
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Hi Guru, I have a question on how and what steps I need to do on changing my licence title? I aquired my C-10 license in 2003. I took the test and put sole proprieter after I got my licence I decided to incorporate and started an "S" corporation. I didn't want to give up my license in case it didn't work out. When it came time to renew it I called the CSLB and told them I needed to cange my listing as a sole proprieter because I am now a "s" corp they told me there wasn't time to make the change before my license expired and I should leave it as is and make the change about 3 or 4 months before I had to renew it again. I renewed as suggested in fear of not being able to work (legally) if I made the change at the time. What are the steps needed to make this change without interfering with me being able to work while the change is being made. Can I keep it under my name and still use it for the corporation legally? Thanks for your time...JB
Do you want to keep the same license number you have now? Do you want to keep the sole owner license and create a new license under the corp?

Either way you are looking at a $400 fee to the State and a new Bond, but there will be no interruption in your license.

If you go "sole to corp" you will keep the same license number, it will just be converted to the corporate license. Or you can keep your current sole owner license and apply for a new corp license which would be issued its own license number.

Does that make sense?
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:33 AM   #43
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Do you want to keep the same license number you have now? Do you want to keep the sole owner license and create a new license under the corp?

Either way you are looking at a $400 fee to the State and a new Bond, but there will be no interruption in your license.

If you go "sole to corp" you will keep the same license number, it will just be converted to the corporate license. Or you can keep your current sole owner license and apply for a new corp license which would be issued its own license number.

Does that make sense?
Thanks and yes this makes sense... I need to keep the same license # because it's on business cards, ltr heads etc. and also on my van. So if I convert the license to corp and somthing happens down the road can I convert it back to sole proprieter? Does that mean I would also loose the rest of the time left (2+ yrs) on this license or do they convert and keep the same expiration date? I'm thinking I lose that 2+ years if I convert now and that's why I was told to give it until it got a few months before it had to be renewed and then convert?? I'm bonded for $12,500.00 and I the corp has a million dollar bond in place now because we also do pool lighting, well lights etc.. Does this count or would I need additional bonding on top of this? Thanks again for your time and info... JB
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:58 PM   #44
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Thanks and yes this makes sense... I need to keep the same license # because it's on business cards, ltr heads etc. and also on my van. So if I convert the license to corp and somthing happens down the road can I convert it back to sole proprieter? Does that mean I would also loose the rest of the time left (2+ yrs) on this license or do they convert and keep the same expiration date? I'm thinking I lose that 2+ years if I convert now and that's why I was told to give it until it got a few months before it had to be renewed and then convert?? I'm bonded for $12,500.00 and I the corp has a million dollar bond in place now because we also do pool lighting, well lights etc.. Does this count or would I need additional bonding on top of this? Thanks again for your time and info... JB
I do believe the license period starts over when you go sole to corp, but I am verifying it now with a friend at the CSLB.

No, you can not go corp to sole owner. You would need to apply for a new sole owner license.

A new bond would be required when going from sole to corp. Because the bond is specific to the person or company it's issued to, any structure change would void that bond and a new one would need to be issued. Your 1mil bond will also need to be changed or reissued into the new corp name, otherwise it might not cover you. Your insurance agent can help you with that.
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Hi Guru,
I have a few questions and going crazy trying to find the answer to them. Hoping you could help me out. I want to apply for my B lisence.
I do have a license contractor to sign me off on my experience, but I have no prove of it. I work with him for 4.5 years, but there are no record. Also, I have a criminal record (juvenile and when I was 18 and a DUI), I'm 24 now and haven't got in any trouble for the last 5 years. I recently graduated as a Homeland Security Specialist and currently working as a Lead Security for an Arena. I was wondering if my application will be deny because of these? can I email or fax you my application so you can review it for me? thanks for your help.
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I do believe the license period starts over when you go sole to corp, but I am verifying it now with a friend at the CSLB.


If it starts over I should wait until it is closer to renewal time so I don't loose the remaining 2+ years left on my existing license...


No, you can not go corp to sole owner. You would need to apply for a new sole owner license.

Buy apply does that mean retake test or would I be able to do this by filling out some forms.


Your 1mil bond will also need to be changed or reissued into the new corp name, otherwise it might not cover you. Your insurance agent can help you with that.
This bond is already in the corp name...


Thanks again for your time and help....JB
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Hi Guru,
I have a few questions and going crazy trying to find the answer to them. Hoping you could help me out. I want to apply for my B lisence.
I do have a license contractor to sign me off on my experience, but I have no prove of it. I work with him for 4.5 years, but there are no record. Also, I have a criminal record (juvenile and when I was 18 and a DUI), I'm 24 now and haven't got in any trouble for the last 5 years. I recently graduated as a Homeland Security Specialist and currently working as a Lead Security for an Arena. I was wondering if my application will be deny because of these? can I email or fax you my application so you can review it for me? thanks for your help.
No worries! List your experience as self employed and have the licensee sign off on that experience. The conviction will slow down the application process but it wont keep you from getting the license.

You MAY be flagged as a "Young Journeyman" IF that is the case, they will ask for pay stubs, tax return etc. That is not likely to happen because you are 24, but I just want you to be aware that it is a possibility. You wont know until you submit your app to the CSLB either.

Sure, I'll review your app for you. No problem. Click on my avatar to the left and it'll take you to my email address. Or my fax number is 916 364 0231.
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No worries! List your experience as self employed and have the licensee sign off on that experience. The conviction will slow down the application process but it wont keep you from getting the license.

You MAY be flagged as a "Young Journeyman" IF that is the case, they will ask for pay stubs, tax return etc. That is not likely to happen because you are 24, but I just want you to be aware that it is a possibility. You wont know until you submit your app to the CSLB either.

Sure, I'll review your app for you. No problem. Click on my avatar to the left and it'll take you to my email address. Or my fax number is 916 364 0231.
DId you received my fax?
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I did not.
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I did not.
sorry about that, I'll try again with another machine at about 9am.
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sorry about that, I'll try again with another machine at about 9am.
I received several faxes from you, but none of them contained your work experience page. Also, the page of questions didn't transmit well either. If you could fax those two pages, I'll go over everything and answer your questions.
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I received several faxes from you, but none of them contained your work experience page. Also, the page of questions didn't transmit well either. If you could fax those two pages, I'll go over everything and answer your questions.
Sorry for the repeat. There are 7 pages total that I tried to fax to you earlier but were unable to. I ran all over town trying to find one that's not broken. That's why it took so long. Did you get all my pages?
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Sorry for the repeat. There are 7 pages total that I tried to fax to you earlier but were unable to. I ran all over town trying to find one that's not broken. That's why it took so long. Did you get all my pages?
Yes, looks like I have everything except the part of the work experience page that lists your dates of experience. You will need to show From and To dates.

I'll go over the app this afternoon and let you know what I find.
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Yes, looks like I have everything except the part of the work experience page that lists your dates of experience. You will need to show From and To dates.

I'll go over the app this afternoon and let you know what I find.

See the thing with that is, I've done so many of those and never keep track of any of them. Should I just guess on those?

All I could remember is:
4. Full-time from 07/03/2003-01/06/2008 = 4 years and 5 months
Because that's when I bought my truck.

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I currently work a General Contractor and am interesting in obtaining my own licenses (A & B). I have been working in the Construction field for over 6 years and graduated prior from Cal Poly Pomona with an Engineering Degree.

My question

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Hi License Guru,

I currently work a General Contractor and am interesting in obtaining my own licenses (A & B). I have been working in the Construction field for over 6 years and graduated prior from Cal Poly Pomona with an Engineering Degree.

My question to you is.

On July 1, 2006 I was arrrested for DUI charges (marijuana, not alcohol). These charges were dropped down to a dry reckless. I passed all my sobriety tests and only very small traces of marijuana were found in my system. I truly was not under the influence, but none the less, i got arrrested and recieved a dry reckless.

How will this affect my application process? What are the chances of getting denied? Will I be denied? What do they evaluate when situations like this come up?

Thanx in advance for all your help.
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Hi License Guru,

I currently work a General Contractor and am interesting in obtaining my own licenses (A & B). I have been working in the Construction field for over 6 years and graduated prior from Cal Poly Pomona with an Engineering Degree.

My question to you is.

On July 1, 2006 I was arrrested for DUI charges (marijuana, not alcohol). These charges were dropped down to a dry reckless. I passed all my sobriety tests and only very small traces of marijuana were found in my system. I truly was not under the influence, but none the less, i got arrrested and recieved a dry reckless.

How will this affect my application process? What are the chances of getting denied? Will I be denied? What do they evaluate when situations like this come up?

Thanx in advance for all your help.
Don't worry about a thing. You won't be denied. The application process will be a bit longer because your prints will be flagged and will be reviewed separately in the Criminal Background Unit at the CSLB.

When you submit your application, provide any court documents you may have and include this CSLB form as well: Disclosure Statement Regarding Criminal Plea/Conviction http://www.cslb.ca.gov/General-Infor....asp#DISCLSTAT The more info you can provide the better.

Good luck, and dont worry.
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I have been working for myself for the past 2 years doing low voltage and before that worked for a computer technology company as an operations manager which did both low voltage and data installations. I also worked for SBC as a technology specialist whihc was mostly thoery and desing not hands on. I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.

1)I have a four year degree and I understand I can get 2 years credit for that. My experience was part time over the last 4 years, am I ok putting down the 4 years part time / 2 years experience and the 2 years for my business degree?

2) Things have not gone like I wanted them to and I may be filing a bankruptcy and I am concerned that I will not be able to get a bond. Would you suggest I get the bond before the app and before I would file a bankruptcy or do you think I could still get a bond after a recent (within months) bankruptcy?

3) I have friend who is a contractor and has an alarm company, would he be a good certifier for me and a C-7 or should I ask another friend who works for AT&T as an installer but does not have a license?

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I have a question. It looks like the board is asking for details on any and all convictions. I don't even remember any of my traffic citations 15 or so years ago. How much detail do they really want and are they looking for convictions as an adult or juvenile also? Where would I get this information? Thanks again.
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If I have a parent corporation with separate divisions, how do I apply? one license for the corporation and a few DBA's? or separate licenses for each DBA?

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