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CA Home Sales hit Six Year High

Posted on 03/31/2017

California is performing well as it heads into the spring homebuying season, at least in terms of homes under offer.

According to the latest California Association of Realtors report, pending home sales in the state soared in February to record the first doubled-digit annual gain in nearly three-year and the third straight year-to-year increase. This should hopefully translate into improved market conditions and more closed transactions in the coming months. 

As a whole, California pending home sales increased in February, with the Pending Home Sales Index growing 24.8% from a revised 89.9 in January to 112.2, based on ...Read More

ICC Certification and Testing

Posted on 02/15/2017

Here we share some information about ICC Certifications are the market leader and are highly regarded in the industry and can help advance your career.

ICC Certifications are the market leader and are highly regarded in the industry. According to a recent survey of more than 2,400 members and certificants, the value of ICC Certifications are greater than the cost and many certified employees are paid more than their non-certified counterparts. Demonstrate commitment to your ...Read More

New Laws affecting Contractors in 2016

Posted on 03/06/2016

Freedom Business School strives to have current & updated course materials and follow CSLB and update our courses as new rules and regulations become official.
The number of persons trying to become HIS, particularly in the fast growing solar industry has jumped in recent years.Recognizing that application delays hurt salespersons and the contractors who hire them, CSLB sponsored legislation for a change in the law to permit a single HIS registration even when representing multiple contractors.

Beginning January 1, 2016, those applying with CSLB to become registered salespersons, as well as existing HIS, need only register once, whether ...Read More

Physical Home Checkup

Posted on 02/24/2016

 The California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) advises homeowners and home sellers to consider a “physical home check up” to ensure that they are fully informed on the current conditions and components of their home. A home that has not been recently inspected may have undiscovered, minor or major maintenance items that could lead to a significant financial expense to correct or even replace if not discovered. Your home is your largest single investment and asset. Homes now cost significantly more than just a few years ago and a well maintained home will protect your investment. Your home is not unlike ...Read More

New Asbestos Abatement course for CA Contractors

Posted on 12/10/2015

At Freedom Business School, we are happy to announce new C-22: Asbestos Abatement Course. This course is designed to help students pass asbestos abatement exam.

The new Manual includes up to date regulations and has sections covering 

  • Math
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Asbestos NESHAP
  • Asbestos in Schools
  • Sampling
  • Abatement Methods and
  • Transporting Asbestos Waste

The course also includes Math Review Lecture that covers the same section of the Trade Manual and Health and Safety lecture that covers CAl/OSHA Safety Orders that ...Read More

List License Number on all Advertising

Posted on 07/13/2015

Business vehicles can serve as a great way to adverise your contracting services, but be sure you are following the law for displaying the information.

Contractors must list their business name and contractor license number on each of their commercially registered vehicles.

The name and number must be in a clearly visible location on the vehicle and the business name displayed must be identical to the name you provided on the CSLB application.

The standards are higher for C-36 Plumbing, C-45 Sign and C-57 Water Well Drilling contractors who use vehicles for business. They must post their ...Read More

Building Inspector Certification Program Changes

Posted on 05/31/2015

Building Inspector Certification and Testing section of International Code Council (ICC) will be making program changes to more closely align with values and goals of ICC, as well as continuing to maintain the validity, reliability, fairness and credibility of the exams. 

      Code Year Basis of Exams in 2015

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If you already have a Contractors' License from another State

Posted on 02/08/2015

 You cannot use your contractor license from another state or country to perform services in California. However, if you hold a valid contractor license in Arizona, Nevada or Utah, you may be able to get a California contractor license without taking the trade portion of the exam. Contractors can apply for reciprocity to get a contractor license in those states, as well.

CSLB has formal reciprocity agreements with the contractor licensing agencies of Arizona, Nevada and Utah. ...Read More

Updated Trade Courses for CA Contractors

Posted on 01/11/2015

At Freedom Business School it is our Mission to provide each student with the Best Quality, Low Cost, Up-to-date Study Materials and Personal Attention to ensure their Success in obtaining Professional License or Certification of their choice.

We are constantly striving to achieve this Mission by following changes in Laws, Regulations and State License Exams that affect our disciplines and updating our course materilas. 

Following are, the latest Revisions and Updates for our Contractors Trade courses:

  • C-17: Glazing
  • C-35: Lathing and Plastering
  • C-57: ...Read More

A Step by Step Guide to Obtaining a Contractor's License in Virginia (part 2)

Posted on 11/23/2014

 In our last Blog we went over first five steps in the process of obtaining a Contractors' License. We will continue with the rest of the steps in this Blog.

All applicants for a contractor license are required to have either a member of Responsible Management or their Designated Employee (for Class A and Class B) successfully complete a pre-license education course that has been approved by the Board for Contractors. There are several dozen approved courses that are available that can be used to meet this requirement. Most are given in the classroom, but some providers ...Read More
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