Contractors State License Center (CLSC), a contractors license school in Los Angeles, CA, is happy to announce that they are ready to help those who want to become licensed contractors in California prepare for the licensing exam. This exam is quite difficult and most people would require some help or some study material to be able to pass. They have developed a comprehensive and effective curriculum for a classroom environment to significantly improve the chances of the students in passing the exam and obtain their California contractors license.
“We have more than 50 years of experience in the industry and the program that we have developed over 20 years has assisted thousands of our students acquire a California contractors license,” says Eric Jacobs, an instructor at the Contractors State License Center. “Our research shows that contractors have a higher passing rate when studying in a class room, which is why we recommend that you attend our classes. Nevertheless, we realize that not everyone can come to class to study, which is why we also have a home study program that can be accessed online.”
Any person who performs construction work for a fee of more than $500 is mandated by law in California to be a licensed contractor. This means that individuals or businesses engaged in the construction or alteration of any building, road, parking facility, excavation, highway, railroad, or other structure in Los Angeles must be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) if the total cost (labor and materials) of one or more contracts on the project is $500 or higher. They can be licensed as general builders, general engineering contractors, or in more specialized trades, including well drilling, landscaping, framing, or masonry. They need to be licensed before submitting any bids. Licenses can be issued to individuals, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, or joint ventures.
Exempted from getting a license are those who do minor work, which is a project for which the total value of labor, materials, and other costs on one or more contracts is less than $500. However, it is not allowed to divide a large project into amounts that are less than $500 just to qualify for the $500 exemption. Unlicensed contractors will need to provide the purchaser with a written disclosure in the B&P Code section 7048 indicating that they are not licensed by the CSLB, or else the $500 exemption will not apply.
To qualify for the California contractors licensing exam, candidates must have at least four years of experience in their particular trade and such experience must be within the last 10 years. College and trade school can count as three years for those who don’t have the full four years of experience.
The classroom curriculum or program that was created by the Contractors State License Center is composed of six courses that elucidate on the topic of Law and Trade. It should be noted that the California contractor license exam is actually made up of two separate exams. One exam is a regular Law and Business test, which people will have to pass in order to qualify as a licensed contractor in California.
Those who successfully pass the Law and Business part of the exam will then take a second test, which will now be focused on the specific trade or certification area that they want to focus on. It should be note that this trade test is not required for the C-61 Limited Specialty Classification.
Founded in 1974, Contractors State License Center has evolved to become the premier contractors school in the San Fernando Valley, which includes the cities of Glendale, Burbank, Hidden Hills, San Fernando, Calabasas and several neighborhoods in the city of Los Angeles. They have been helping people pass the licensing exam for contractors for decades. Those who are interested in the exam preparation for contractors in California can visit the Contractors State License Center website, or contact them on the telephone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.
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The California contractor license exam is challenging and most people need some outside assistance or study material in order to pass it. Contractors State License Center has been a contractor school in Los Angeles for over 20 years.
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