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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

A Step by Step Guide to Obtaining a Contractor's License in Virginia

Posted on 11/11/2014

 Step One - Determine the Type of License Your Company will need

A. Choose Your License Class

In our last Blog, we discussed this topic in detail. Therefore, we are not going to repeat it here. Please go to 

B. Choose Your Specialty

Now that you have determined how much work you are going to be allowed to perform with your license, you must determine what you are going to do. Contractor licenses have classifications and specialties that identify the type of work that may be ...Read More

What Kind of Contractor's License do I need?

Posted on 10/12/2014


So, by now you have probably heard that there are three different Contractors Licenses in Virginia: A, B and C. Depending on the kind of work being done, you as a contractor, fall under one of these licenses. Now, before we get into detail about what these different licenses entail, know that contractors license can only be given to a COMPANY not an INDIVIDUAL.

A few different company types are: Sole Proprietorship, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Incorporation (Inc.) and Corporation (Corp.). Also, it is very important to select the right ...Read More

Experience Requirements for AZ Contractors License

Posted on 08/17/2014

 Here are some Questions and Answers regarding Licensing experience requirements for Arizona Contractors:

    1.What kind of experience is required for a contractor's license? 

    AZ Contractor's Board accepts experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor. 
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    AZ Contractors Bonding Requirements

    Posted on 07/22/2014

     ARIZONA CONTRACTORS' BONDING REQUIREMENTS AND INFO It is a contractor's responsibility to file a Bond in the amount required for their license classification and anticipated annual gross volume. The bond may be in a form of a surety bond or a cash bond. Residential contractors are also required to provide a consumer protection bond. This may be in the form of a Surety Bond, cash deposit in the amount of $200,000 or payment into Residential Contracctors' Recovery Fund. The application instructions provide detailed information on this requirement.  Surety Bonds can be obtained from your insurance agent or from another insurance company which is ...Read More

    Revised CA Contractors' Trade Courses

    Posted on 05/26/2014

    Here is a brief explanation on new editions for next series of the Contractors License Trade courses that was announced recently. 

    The newly revised contractors courses are for Landscaping, Refirgeration, Sheet Metal and Water Conditioning Trades.

    The revised Landscaping, C-27 Trade course includes:  

    New Contractors License Trade Courses

    Posted on 04/06/2014

     Here is a brief explanation on new editions for the three Contractors License Trade courses that was announced recently.

    The newly revised Contractors courses are for Welding (C-60), Insulation and Acoustical (C-2) and Boiler, Hot-Water Heating and Steam Fitting (C-4) Trades. 

    • The new edition of the Welding Trade course includes: A new layout and Updated Graphics.
    • The new edition of the Insulation and Acoustical Trade course includes: A new Layout Updated Graphics and  a new Section covering Energy Star Requirements.
    • The new edition of the Boiler, Hot-Water Heating and Steam ...Read More

    CA Contractors License Exam Prep

    Posted on 10/27/2013

    Freedom Business School has been helping contractors get licensed since 1991. We are proud to have thousands of satisfied clients running successful Construction businesses. Currently, we offer license courses in the States of CA, AZ and VA.
    Our unique approach allows students to experience first-hand instruction - lectures recorded in Video and Audio formats as a part of our Contractors' Exam Preparation courses. This approach provides students with flexibility of studying at home / office at their own pace without missing any of the classroom advantages, and saving BIG Time in the process. 
    Our Video and Audio lectures feature licensed contractors, ...Read More

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