As we reported on earlier (as in last year) the California Contractors State License Board was in the process of revamping its Home Improvement Salesperson registration process following the enactment of Senate Bill 561. I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for this. Well your time has finally come. Happy days are here again!
Contractors State License Board Speeds Up Home Improvement Registration Process with New Online Interactive Forms
SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has launched a series of interactive forms to simplify and speed up the registration process for Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS) applicants, and licensed contractors who employ HIS.
The biggest advantage to the three new forms is that registrants and contractors are alerted if an error is made when entering information, or if any of the required fields are skipped. Also, forms cannot be completed if information is missing or in conflict with other CSLB records.
These new forms are:
- HIS Interactive Application – To be completed by HIS Applicant when applying for HIS registration
- HIS Interactive Employment Notification Form – To be completed by licensed contractor when connecting HIS to license
- HIS Interactive Employment Cessation Notification Form – To be completed by licensed contractor when disassociating HIS from license
Those seeking to become an HIS can use the interactive registration application. Licensed contractors can use the new employment notification form to alert CSLB when a HIS joins their staff or the employment cessation notification form when the HIS employment ends.
Users of the interactive forms should find them easy to navigate and complete. There also should be fewer rejected forms since entries are no longer hand-written, and mistakes are caught earlier in the process. Upon completion, the form must be saved and printed out, signed, and sent to CSLB.
There is a $75 fee to register as a HIS. There is no fee for licensed contractors to notify CSLB of HIS hiring or employment ending. Direct links to the forms, and further instructions, are available on the CSLB home page.
CSLB staff will monitor the response to the interactive forms by contractors and registered sales staff, and use that feedback to develop more forms for online completion.
These new forms are also CSLB’s first move toward an online system that should fill many licensing and registration needs.
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