Fall 2015       |      Cindi Christenson, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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Quick Quiz

  1. True or False: Lawn/grass painting does not require a contractor license.
  2. What is the most you can take for a deposit on a $20,000 home improvement contract, per Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 7159.5(a)(3)?:
    1. $10,000
    2. $2,000
    3. $1,000
  3. Which is the correct way to draft a payment schedule to conform with contract law (BPC section 7159.5(a)(5))?
    1. $60,000 upon ordering of custom cabinets
    2. $60,000 upon fabrication of granite countertops
    3. $60,000 upon delivery of custom cabinets
  4. True or False: There is no contractor license or certification for mold remediation.
  5. The most appropriate classification for the installation of a wooden sign is:
    1. "B" – General Building classification
    2. Only a C-45 – Sign contractor
    3. Either a C-45 – Sign contractor or a D-42 – Non-Electrical Sign contractor.
  6. When is a written change order necessary according to state contracting law (BPC section 7159(d))?
    1. Only when a customer does not agree with the change.
    2. Any time a change is made to the home improvement contract.
    3. Only when a customer will be required to pay more than the original home improvement contract.

1: False – A C-33 Painting contractor license is required;   2: C – A deposit may not exceed $1,000.00 or 10 percent of the contract price, whichever is less;   3: C – Payments may not exceed the value of the work performed or materials delivered ;  4: True – but only if the spraying is done without removing drywall or performing any other structural alteration;  5: C ;  6: B – A written, detailed change order must be signed by both parties before work begins any time a change is made to the original contract.

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