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How To Get Your C-15 License! - The Flooring Contractor's Roadmap to The CSLB!
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0:10 What is a C-15 Flooring Contractor?
0:40 Who is required to hold the flooring license in California
0:55 How long does the process take?
1:30 Basic requirements
1:47 Experience requirements
2:18 Who can sign off on your experience
2:41 Filling out your C-15 license application
3:29 Criminal history
4:16 What's on the exam
5:26 After you pass
5:57 Application fees, fingerprinting, and bonding
6:55 Complete C-15 License course
The C-15 License is for flooring contractors in California looking to charge over $500 for their services.
The Contractors State License Board is the governing agency for contractors in the state of California. There are 73 classifications for licenses offered by the CSLB
To get the flooring contractor license you have to first meet some basic requirements.
-18 years of age
-Driver’s License or USA ID
-Social Security or ITIN #
-Not Currently on Probation or Parole
In addition to these basic requirements.
Flooring contractors also have to have at least 4 years of journeyman level experience.
They will need someone who can also sign off on that experience. Journeyman level experience is gained working unsupervised performing all of the duties associated with the flooring trade.
The Contractor license is for the skilled tradesman who does not need to be taught anything about their trade.
They are expected to have achieved a certain level of mastery and must know how to do it safely.
The responsibility of the CSLB is to protect the consumer public from contractors who may not have the experience or safety knowledge required.
The entire process to get the C-15 license takes about 90 days. There are several factors which we talk about in the video that can extend this process beyond 90 days.
To see the most up to date costs for the California contractor license check out this video: https://youtu.be/zwZI8osCpKw
The best way to ensure that you get your flooring contractor license quickly is to have all of your documentation in order before you submit the application.
In some jurisdictions or counties, you may need to apply for a flooring business license. If you do not live in California, it is best to consult your local construction board.
If you have a criminal record, you will want to make sure that all of your court documents are in order.
If you have worked under the table, try to get any proof of experience that you can.
This can be check stubs, tax returns, receipts, invoices anything that can show you have worked in floor construction for at least 4 years.
You will also need to pass a two-part exam. The Contractor license test is two parts. 115 questions of construction law and 115 questions specific to the flooring trade. Refer to the video for more information on exactly what will be on the exam.
Enrolling into a contractor license school can help you greatly in understanding the concepts of construction law.
Make sure that you prepare by doing flooring contractor license tests online, study guides and even use flash cards.
If you do take contractor classes remember, that they are designed to only teach law.
To get a CSLB license you must be a journeyman level tradesman. California contractor license exam prep should include lessons on accounting, safety, contracts, mechanics liens and more.
There are several contractor license schools all over the state that offer programs for all 73 license classifications.
If you are looking to one day get the general contractor license, it will be very helpful for you to take a blueprint reading class.
If you find yourself working on houses built pre 1978 you will want to look into getting an EPA lead safety certification.
Getting the C-15 license can be a huge step up for you in your career. With licensing comes responsibility, use this channel as a reference going forward.
We have videos on construction accounting, becoming a building inspector, mold remediation, blueprint reading, setting up a corporation.
Be sure to leave us a comment if there is a video that you want us to make. Subscribe to the channel and check back for updates to California contractor license law as well as additional information about C-15 flooring contractor license.
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