No, you cannot legally perform the work of a painting contractor without a license.
In California, it is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500 or more in labor and materials.
The law means that the $500 is per job/project, not per person.21 Feb 2012
Are painters required to be licensed?
Pay stubs are a good way to prove work experience. Texas does not have a licensing requirement but does require painters to carry liability insurance. Some states have written licensing exams and may require painters to be bonded. Some local governments require a business license as well.4 Mar 2019
How do I become a licensed painter?
Before you can apply for your painting & decorating contractors license, you must meet the following experience requirements:
- 4 years of experience.
- Social Security number or ITIN.
- Be at least 18 years old*
How do I get a contractors license in California?
A General Building Contractors License in California is required for projects that exceed $500. To become a licensed contractor, candidates will have to sit for two exams: business and law and their trade. In order to sit for the examinations, the board must first approve your application.
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