The licensing test is waived by using an RMO (Responsible Managing Officer). California Business & Professions Code Sections 7065.1 and 7068.1 allow a new license to be issued to a corporation using the qualifications of the Responsible Managing Officer (RMO). Having ONE person who has passed the licensing test serve as an officer and a license qualifier waives the company’s overall testing requirement.
Every company must have an eligible individual qualifier, who has already passed the licensing exam. A company will need an outside qualifier if the experience or the licensing requirements cannot be met in-house.
The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) requires the RMO (license qualifier) to directly supervise the new Contractor’s construction operations. Simple-to-follow ‘supervision mentorship plan’ guidelines are provided by RMO Agency and will be reviewed upon the introduction of a new Contractor and RMO.
The RMO’s main roles are of a mentor and supporter of the company’s growth and success.
It usually takes CSLB between 3-4 months to issue a new license with an RMO.
CSLB is currently expediting applications of military veterans who submit their DD214 form along with the application, to confirm release and honorable discharge from duty.
-Search and introduction to a local contractor / RMO with matching license classification
-License application preparation, submission and tracking
-Supervision mentorship plan –Important guidelines to follow to ensure that the RMO-Contractor relationship is in compliance with State requirements. Following the plan will ensure you are doing this the right way and will be able to keep the new license ACTIVE.
-Online Communication Portal (Shared between the contractor and RMO)- Secured location to organize important construction documents in order for RMO to be kept up-to-date as required by law (contracts, permits, photos, project updates, etc…)
-Helpful tips, reminders, and sample legal contracts to use in construction projects
-Ongoing support – We have been in the RMO Placement business since 2006 and will gladly share our knowledge with you!
Yes. RMO Agency will assist with preparing, submitting and tracking your license application with the State.
Any individual who will be signing agreements on behalf of the licensed company MUST be listed on the license.
Each person will be fingerprinted in order to pass a background check. Past criminal records are accepted as long as a misdemeanor occurred over 3 years ago and a felony over 7 years ago.
Anyone who has gone through the CSLB’s fingerprinting requirement previously will most likely be approved without the need for a new background check.
For a new contractor, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel!
An individual can become the company’s qualifier and replace the RMO after 5 years of being an officer on an ACTIVE & IN GOOD STANDING License. Any complaints or other license issues may delay this replacement process as its approval is at the discretion of the Registrar of the CSLB.
Following the State’s rules and RMO Agency’s recommendations throughout the 5 year program duration will help make the replacement process smooth and easy.