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CSLB Resources

CSLB's website is available 24/7 and provides all forms and applications, instant license check details, Board information, and much more to answer questions and provide a host of information.

Have a question or need information? CSLB's Licensing Information Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1.800.321.CSLB (2752). Some days there is a few-minute wait, but agents are anxious to assist you when the call comes through.

Receive updates on news, events, and other important licensee information by joining and following CSLB discussions on Facebook and Twitter.

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Also, be sure to subscribe to CSLB's email alerts to receive the latest news on the building and construction industry. CSLB's website is as close as your fingertips. Access CSLB Mobile by using your smartphone to scan this QR (Quick Response) code to check a license, sign up for email alerts, report unlicensed activity, and more.

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Hiring a Fellow Contractor?
Be Careful of License Status
Before Hiring

Before hiring another contractor, be sure to check their contractor license status with CSLB. Contracting with a licensee who has been disciplined might result in disciplinary action against your license.

State contracting law (Business and Professions Code section 7121) allows you legally hire a suspended or revoked licensee, but only as a non-supervisory employee. Plus, you must obtain workers' compensation coverage and pay the proper payroll taxes for that employee.

Investigation of a recent consumer complaint revealed that a revoked licensee convinced a licensee in good standing to change his business name and address of record so that the revoked licensee could contract under that license. The licensee in good standing informed the investigator that he was unaware that it is illegal to employ a revoked licensee, other than in a non-supervisory capacity. The revoked licensee had hired and trained employees, prepared contracts, and had full control of the business operations.

Upon learning of B&P Code section 7121 and related violations, the licensee severed his relationship with the revoked licensee. The licensee's actions have been referred for citation, and the revoked licensee is facing criminal prosecution for numerous B&P Code violations.

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It's Easy to be Green

Contractors trained in alternative energy sources and green technologies are increasingly in demand. If this is a career direction you're interested in, the California Energy Commission's Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP) is providing training in the fields of energy and water efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation. CEWTP has created a map of available training programs throughout the state. You can view the map to find the programs available in your area.

Organizations like Efficiency First, NorCal Solar, CalCERTS, and the California Building Performance Contractors Association also offer low-cost training and education for contractors interested in pursuing a career in energy efficiency. Workshops and educational events for Southern California licensees also are available through the Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego. You can view their calendar of upcoming events.    |    | previous