SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) introduced AB 3087, which would allow the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) to work with third-party vendors to administer its licensing examinations.
"Under current law most state licensing boards and bureaus are able to contract out the administration of licensing exams to third party vendors, however, the CSLB is not one of those boards that is allowed this opportunity," said Brough. "By allowing the CSLB to contract with third-party vendors, the board could save up to $600,000 a year and would greatly increase the amount of testing opportunities for applicants."
The number of testing centers available to applicants would extend from 8 in California only, to 17 in California and an additional 22 out of state. Exam scheduling days would go from 4 or 5 days per week during business hours only to 5 to 6 days per work including evening hours. Examinations would be schedulable through 24-hour services online as opposed to currently, which is by phone during business hours only.
This bill is about customer service; applicants will receive more translator assistance and enhanced examination oversight and security. They will have more test centers to choose from, reducing travel for many, and applicants will be able to schedule examinations on more days.