About Us

In 2006, RMO Agency was established in order to provide legal alternatives to the long waiting periods, bureaucratic red tape and testing requirements of the California Contractors State License Board.

We strive to build business successful relationships between licensed contractors and individuals looking to become licensed. 

Who can we help? 

  • New contractors- Fast and efficient licensing process with an exam waiver, so they can focus on starting a successful business.
  • Existing contractors- Network with the next generation in construction and other local contractors within our community, share knowledge, mentor, and make money at the same time.

Why Get Licensed?

  • It is mandatory for anyone performing construction work of $500 or more in labor and materials to have an active Contractor’s License
  • Any consumer who hires an unlicensed individual is entitled to a refund for the work completed
  • CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) conducts sting operations in hunt of unlicensed activity
  • Consequences of unlicensed operation –
    • 1st time offenders likely will have to appear before a superior court judge and face misdemeanor charges. In addition, potential sentence of up to 6 months in jail and/or $5,000 fine plus administrative fine of $200-$15,000.
    • 2nd time offenders have a mandatory 90-day jail sentence plus must pay a fine of 20% of the contract price, or $5000.
  • Anyone who illegally uses another person’s contractor’s license or who tries to mislead consumers into believing that he or she is a licensed contractor will face felony charges.

The RMO Way

RMO is California terminology that stands for Responsible Managing Officer. RMO is a licensed Contractor who serves as the qualifying individual for a new corporate Contractor’s License. The RMO is responsible for supervision of the company’s operations to ensure compliance with State regulations.

Each Contractor’s license must have a qualifying individual. 

Applying for a license with a RMO as the qualifying individual waives the requirement of a licensing exam.

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Business & Professions Code 7068.1

The person qualifying on behalf of an individual or firm under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 7068 shall be responsible for exercising that direct supervision and control of his or her employer’s or principal’s construction operations as is necessary to secure full compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the board relating to the construction operations. This person shall not act in the capacity of the qualifying person for an additional individual or firm unless one of the following conditions exists:

(a)There is a common ownership of at least 20 percent of the equity of each individual or firm for which the person acts in a qualifying capacity.

(b)The additional firm is a subsidiary of or a joint venture with the first. “Subsidiary,” as used in this subdivision, means any firm at least 20 percent of the equity of which is owned by the other firm.

(c)With respect to a firm under paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 7068, the majority of the partners or officers are the same.

(d)Notwithstanding subdivisions (a), (b), and (c), a qualifying individual may act as the qualifier for no more than three firms in any one-year period.

“Firm,” as used in this section, means a copartnership, a limited partnership, a corporation, or any other combination or organization described in Section 7068.

“Person,” as used in this section, is limited to persons natural, notwithstanding the definition of “person” in Section 7025.

The board shall require every applicant or licensee qualifying by the appearance of a qualifying individual to submit detailed information on the qualifying individual’s duties and responsibilities for supervision and control of the applicant’s construction operations.

CAL. BUS. & PROF. CODE §7065.1.

Notwithstanding Section 7065, the registrar may waive the examination for a contractor’s license under any of the following circumstances:

(a)The qualifying individual has, for five of the seven years immediately preceding the application for licensure, been listed on the official records of the board as a member of the personnel of any licensee who held a license, which was active and in good standing, in the same classification being applied for, and who during the period listed on the license has been actively engaged in a licensee’s construction activities in the same classification within which the applicant applies for a license.

(b)The qualifying individual is an immediate member of the family of a licensee whose individual license was active and in good standing for five of the seven years immediately preceding the application for licensure, and the qualifying individual is able to show all of the following:

(1)The qualifying individual has been actively engaged in the licensee’s business for five of the seven years immediately preceding the application for licensure.

(2)The license is required to continue the existing family business in the event of the absence or death of the licensee.

(3)An application is made for a new license in the same classifications in which the licensee is or was licensed.

(c)The qualifying individual is an employee of a corporation seeking to replace its former qualifying individual and has been employed by that corporation under the following conditions:

(1)For five of the seven years immediately preceding the application for licensure, the qualifying individual has been continually employed by the corporation in a supervisory capacity in the same classifications being applied for.

(2)For five of the seven years immediately preceding the application for licensure, the corporation has held an active license in good standing in the same classifications being applied for.

The corporation has not requested a waiver under this subdivision within the past five years.

For purposes of this section, employees of a corporation shall include, but not be limited to, the officers of a corporation.