RMO FAQ

All CSLB fees associated with obtaining a new license are paid by the new contractor. If you have not completed your livescan background check with CSLB in the past, a new livescan is needed and we will reimburse you for the cost. 

We maintain a large RMO pool for potential contractors to locate. Once you sign up, your name will be added on a live RMO map for immediate connections in your area. We do our best to introduce you to the contractors within a 50 mile radius to make communication and visits easier.

We conduct a conference call to introduce you to each new contractor. We highly recommend you schedule a first meeting as well. You will approve any individual prior to submitting a license application.

The Contractors State License Board completes background checks for every person who will be on the license in order to verify their record. Also, we conduct a background check on each new contractor and accept only individuals whose personal record will clear the state background checks.

Your responsibilities are supervision to ensure the company complies with State regulations. The new contractor understands and will follow these rules to keep the license in good standing.  When introducing you to a new contractor, we review a detailed supervision/mentorship plan with you and the new contractor in order to clarify the necessary communication and practices to follow. This plan was reviewed and approved by CSLB and following the plan will be a key to maintaining an active license. 

  • Each new corporation receives a NEW license number, separate and different from your personal one.
  • You are automatically protected as an officer under the corporations’ commercial liability insurance (we suggest you request a copy of the insurance certificate for your record!)
  • We continue to support you and your relationship with your contractor(s) and if there is ever communication issue we will assist with re-establishing the relationship.
  • You can disassociate at any time! In extreme cases, if there is an issue that the contractor is not able to fix, you may remove yourself from the license.
  • CSLB completes background checks through FBI and DOJ – Only those whose fingerprints clear the check will be able to be listed on a license.
  • We certify our new contractors by providing them with an educational booklet with guidelines to keep their license in good standing and a follow up questionnaire with details that from our lengthy experience are pertinent to maintain a construction business.

RMO Agency will pay you monthly for qualifying each license as well as additional pay for supervision visits. Payment begins after your approval as RMO.
You will paid additionally by the contractor for your supervision visits (per supervision/mentorship plan): $100 per visit + driving time @ $30/hr + mileage @ 56 cents per mile. 1 visit per month required. Additional visits for high volume of work. Additional win-win opportunities can be created directly with each contractor! 

In California you may qualify up to 3 companies at one time. 

After you reach the maximum 3 contractors allowed per year and disassociate yourself from one, CSLB requires a 12 months waiting period to be introduced to a new contractor.

Your agreement remains active for as long as you are interested in qualifying your contractors. You may terminate your relationship with a contractor at any time by sending a notice of disassociation to CSLB. Keep in mind – You may continue working with a contractor we refer you only if they maintain their active agreement with RMO Agency.

No bond or insurance is required for you. The Contractor will obtain a Contractor’s Bond and necessary insurances for the company that will be performing construction work. We suggest you request copy of the bond and insurances for your record.

The corporation will be required to issue you 20% of the total issued shares. In this manner, the state allows you to serve as a license qualifier for multiple companies and also eliminates the need for a Qualifier’s bond.  You will, however, be required to sign a waiver releasing these shares back to the corporation, upon the termination of your contract.

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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.