Removing a Class, “D” Questions and Business Names

Well, it could be 20 questions, but this contractor will require a ‘special’ answer many can learn from before they send that application in. Knowing how rule interpretation changes over time is the reason why Capitol Services is the expert in assisting contractors. Another type of change has one contractor looking to get off the … Continue reading Removing a Class, “D” Questions and Business Names

CSLB Exam Language Translators and Temporary Licenses

Back to the future as we remind an aspiring applicant to ‘just say no,’ until the license is in his pocket! Let me ‘translate’ this because it may be foreign to you, but it’s an English-only contractor’s exam, and another contractor makes an interesting point but his reasoning doesn’t hold ‘water’… Q:  I recently purchased a … Continue reading CSLB Exam Language Translators and Temporary Licenses

CSLB Public Meetings, Contractor Database and Exam Scheduling

Speak up, it’s your opportunity for input, because contractors have their cards on the ‘table’. Another contractor has gotten the ‘cart before the horse’ so to speak, while a license applicant will have to delay his travel plan until he’s told ‘when’ to get moving… Q:  Do you know if there is a data table of … Continue reading CSLB Public Meetings, Contractor Database and Exam Scheduling

Referral Fees, General’s Tree Service and Partner Changes

Does every rule have an exception? Yes, it would seem so. Can a General ‘lumberjack’ project land? Like a stick of gum, this last contractor has ‘two, two problems’ in one and learns they have bitten off more than they can chew… Q:  I’ve always been told that referral fees are a “no-no” for contractors.  … Continue reading Referral Fees, General’s Tree Service and Partner Changes

Roofing, Qualifier Replacement Timing and Business Names

Yes, you can’t have it both ways. Or can you? A contractor is having some ‘separation’ anxiety with his RME, while another’s hopeful ambition to ‘raise the roof’ falls flat… Q:  We are an out of State contractor who specializes in Boiler installations.  We are applying for a “C-4” (Boiler, Hot Water Heating and Steam Fitting) license.  We … Continue reading Roofing, Qualifier Replacement Timing and Business Names

Qualifying Individuals & Testing, Replacing Qualifiers and Qualifier Titles

I take a ‘shine’ to our first contractor question. A lesson on adding too much to your ‘official’ title description, and another inquiry holds a reminder on the contractor exam process… Q:  My company has a “B” license which we use to do Solar contracting.  My employee holds the license, but I want to replace him on … Continue reading Qualifying Individuals & Testing, Replacing Qualifiers and Qualifier Titles

Reciprocity, Indemnity Exposure and “A”/”B” Exam Waiver Rule

What the company wants the company gets! Another contractor gets a ‘stranger things’ feeling, while another gets ‘referred’ for a second opinion. A reminder for all contractors on ‘reciprocity’ state by state… Q:  My company wanted me to ask whether a CSLB licensed Class “A” Engineering Contractor can obtain a classification as a Class “B” General … Continue reading Reciprocity, Indemnity Exposure and “A”/”B” Exam Waiver Rule