In 2006, RMO Agency was established in order to build business relationships between licensed contractors and individuals in need of a license qualifier. Our mission is to provide legal alternatives to the long waiting periods, bureaucratic red tape and testing requirements of the California Contractors State License Board.
We help new contractors achieve their career goals in a fast and efficient way so they can focus on starting and growing their successful business.
We also help existing contractors network with the next generation in construction, share their knowledge, mentor them and make money while they are at it.
Why Get Licensed?
- It is mandatory for anyone performing construction work of $500 or more in labor and materials to have an active Contractor’s License
- Any consumer who hires an unlicensed individual is entitled to a refund for the work completed
- CSLB’s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) conducts sting operations in hunt of unlicensed activity
- Consequences of unlicensed operation –
- 1st time offenders likely will have to appear before a superior court judge and face misdemeanor charges. In addition, potential sentence of up to 6 months in jail and/or $5,000 fine plus administrative fine of $200-$15,000.
- 2nd time offenders have a mandatory 90-day jail sentence plus must pay a fine of 20% of the contract price, or $5000.
- Anyone who illegally uses another person’s contractor’s license or who tries to mislead consumers into believing that he or she is a licensed contractor will face felony charges.
The RMO Way
RMO is California terminology that stands for Responsible Managing Officer. RMO is a licensed Contractor who serves as the qualifying officer for a new corporate Contractor’s License. The RMO is responsible for supervision of the company’s operations to ensure compliance with State regulations.
Each Contractor’s license must have a Qualifier.
Applying for a license with an RMO as the qualifier waives the requirement of a licensing exam.
For more – See Business & Professions Code Section 7065.1 (waiver of examination) and 7068.1 (Qualifying Individual)