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New Contractors Law and Business Course

Posted on 12/17/2017

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Our Law and Business Course has been completely updated and revised!

The new course features:

  • Updated look and Format
  • All laws and regulations updated for the current Law Exam
  • Expanded from 4 to 6 chapters
  • New Chapter on Private and Public Works contracts
  • New chapter on Operations Management, including a step-by-step walkthrough of the Estimating and Bidding process
  • Simplified language and explanations throughout the course

The new course Manual includes:

Updated CA Contractors License Courses

Posted on 10/22/2017

 Revised Manual and Tests for C-34 Trade Course

We are happy to announce a newly revised edition of the Pipeline Contractor C-34 Trade course Manual and Practice Exams.

The new manual includes:

  • A new  Layout 
  • Updated graphics
  • New sections covering Pipe, Welding, Concrete, Trenchless Technology, and Manhole construction
  • Expanded and updated sections on Plumbing Code requirements, Caltrans Standard Specifications, and Excavation

The lectures for this course remain unchanged. Students should still listen to or watch the Math Review Lecture that covers pages 3 - 8 of the course ...Read More

Updated Contractors Trade Courses

Posted on 10/22/2017

  We are happy to announce newly revised editions for the following Trade Courses:

  • C-31: Construction Zone Traffic Control
  • C-23: Ornamental Metal
  • C-21: Building Moving and Demolition

The new edition of the C-31 Trade Manual includes:

  • Updated Layout
  • Updated Graphics
  • Up-to-date Code and Standards references

Students should still listen or watch the Math Review Lecture that covers pages 3-8 of the Trade Manual.

The new edition of the C-23 Trade Manual includes:

No License Number on Ads, Contracts is a persistent problem

Posted on 10/08/2017

Whether you're advertising your contracting business through online listings, on TV, radio, or print, you must include your license number as part of the ad. There are still a significant number of Licensed Contractors who fail to disclose their license number when promoting themselves through advertising. Disciplinary action can be taken if this law – intended to assure the public that you operate a CSLB-licensed business – is ignored.

The mandatory license number inclusion applies to all forms of advertising – even if it's a decal on the side of a business truck, or on a contract itself. Contractors ...Read More

Contractor Tips for Advertizing

Posted on 05/29/2017

 Advertising - What Is It?
You already know about advertising in newspapers, magazines and on radio and TV, but for licensed contractors advertising is more than that.
It is also:

  • Your business card;
  • Any contract proposal; 
  • Lettering on your trucks and other vehicles;
  • Any sign or billboard identifying you or your company as a contractor;
  • any electronic transmission including your company's website;
  • Any soliciting brochure, pamphlet, circular or Internet ad you or anyone posts or distributes;
  • Any clothing or ...Read More

CSLB Keeping Eye Out for Solar Field Contracting

Posted on 05/02/2017

Solar power continues to be one of the California construction industry's brightest stories – and one of CSLB's biggest source of complaints from consumers.

Contractors who do solar work must follow contracting law and regulations during all facets of a project, whether it's negotiating price, explaining financing options, performing installations, and obtaining the required construction permits.

To clarify, only contractors holding "A" General Engineering, "B" General Building, or C-46 ...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

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

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
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