Assemblyman Brough Advances Legislation to Streamline and Expand CA Contractor Examinations

Sacramento – The California Assembly unanimously passed AB 3087 authored by Assemblyman Bill Brough (R- Dana Point), where the bill now heads to the Senate. The bill will help Californian’s seeking their contractor’s license and results in state savings at the Contractors State License Board.

The license contractor industry greatly supports AB 3087 that would allow CSLB the ability to contract with a third-party vendor to administer examinations. The CSLB is the only Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) board or bureau that leases testing centers throughout the state for the administration of its licensing examinations to applicants.

“This bill is about helping easing the burden of licensure to grow California’s much needed workforce,” said Assemblyman Brough, “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, including weekends. AB 3087 represents a modest but important step to improving a state examination process that will greatly benefit Californians seeking to be a licensed contractor.”

Should AB 3087 become law, not only will the option to contract with a third-party vendor for examination administration save the CSLB approximately $624,000 a year, 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. AB 3087 is pending referral to the Senate Business and Professions Committee.

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Assemblyman William P. Brough represents the 73rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado and Trabuco Canyon.