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

Unrelated Trades, Qualifier Risk and Unwritten Rules on HOA Contracting

While the rules are written in contractor law sometimes the interpretation can be challenged and changed. That also applies to licensing questions here. We go back to the future for a new take on a previous question updated by ‘legal’ expertise! Another question takes us into an arena where an attorney should be part of … Continue reading Unrelated Trades, Qualifier Risk and Unwritten Rules on HOA Contracting

Disassociation Notice, Solar Disclosures and Unlicensed Subs

If your worker ‘subverts’ the truth about his licensing are you ‘generally’ in trouble? There’s no place like ‘homeowner’s association’, I enlighten a contractor on a solar question and prevent an ‘alteration’ that would get another nothing but ‘rejection’…  Q: Does California have a requirement for General Contractors to ensure subcontractor licensing? We’ve recently become aware that … Continue reading Disassociation Notice, Solar Disclosures and Unlicensed Subs

Qualifying Multiple Licenses, Fire Prevention Rule and SWIFT Justice

Props to a publisher who gets a ‘swift’ pat on the back, a good answer for a helpful pair and we get ‘real’, really… It’s great to see the work of the CSLB SWIFT enforcement teams get front page coverage in the Sacramento area’s Messenger Publishing newspapers and websites. Unlicensed activity just hurts everyone, a … Continue reading Qualifying Multiple Licenses, Fire Prevention Rule and SWIFT Justice

NV Financial Requirement, Adding a Family Member & Waiver Consideration for Generals

Your son may be bright but how can you ‘incorporate’ him on your license?A ‘concrete’ result for a General’s inquiry will require greater details to be firmed up and a new Nevada venture will need to make a ‘statement’ to be successful… Q:  My son has been working for me for years.  He’s not an Officer of … Continue reading NV Financial Requirement, Adding a Family Member & Waiver Consideration for Generals

Disassociation Timing, License Waivers and Registering Your DBA

Let’s ‘file’ the rough edges off a new rule on those ‘doing business as’ in California. Another contractor’s best laid plans crash when they get ‘waived’ off while another RME problem may have two ‘individual’ solutions pending the final test… Q:  We are a sign installation company, but we are needing to get a General Contractor’s … Continue reading Disassociation Timing, License Waivers and Registering Your DBA