The CSLB runs these sting operations from time to time where they bust people who are flagrantly advertising construction services without a license.
In some way I feel bad because these guys are just trying to work. But I lose that sympathy when they ask for 3/4 of the money up front. Either way it’s never smart to risk practicing without a license.
If you liked this the CSLB has ton of videos where they perform sting operations as well as other less exciting stuff.
Here is a preview of law and business questions directly from my practice exam…
STEP 1 Complete Application for Original Contractors License
To become a licensed contractor you will need to pass a general background check and provide proof of experience.
The state of California provides this guide.For applicants who have gained experience working for a construction company the forms needed are the two below.
Adding additional classifications is very helpful. As a general contractor people will often rely on you for service calls on small electrical and plumbing repairs. You are required to be licensed or to at least hire a licensed contractor for this type of work.
Below is the California contractors license exam test broken down by category with links to study material.TOO MUCH READING? CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY SOLUTION!