Solar Sales Registration
The Contractors State License Board requires that all home improvement sales people register as a Home Improvement Sales Person at the Contractors’ State License Board – solar and non solar. For more information, visit the Contractors’ State License Board for more information (www.cslb.ca.gov).
A home improvement salesperson is defined in the law as a person who is employed by a licensed contractor to solicit, sell, negotiate, or execute contracts for home improvements, specifically those for the sale, installation, or furnishing of home improvement goods or services or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs.
Anyone who performs such duties for a licensed contractor outside the contractor’s normal place of business, regardless of the dollar amount of those contracts, must be registered with CSLB.
Salespersons who only sell goods at the initiative of the prospective buyer at or with a general merchandise retail establishment are not considered home improvement salespersons, provided that the establishment operates from a fixed location where the goods or services are offered for sale.
A person who contacts the prospective buyer for the purpose of scheduling appointments for a registered home improvement salesperson is not required to be registered.
A bona fide service repairperson who is in the employ of a licensed contractor and whose repair or service call is limited to the service or repair initially requested by the buyer.
The official personnel listed in the CSLB’s records for the contractor’s license are exempt from the requirement to be registered. This includes individual contractors, qualifying individuals, partners, officers of the corporation, and responsible managing employees.
All applicants for licensure are required to submit a full set of fingerprints for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check. Fingerprints will be compared to the records of the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine whether a criminal history exists. After an application has been accepted by CSLB as complete (also known as “posted”), each individual listed on the application will be sent instructions on the process for obtaining and submitting fingerprints as required by law.
Each time a home improvement salesperson changes employment from one contractor/employer to another, he or she must submit a new Application for Registration as a Home Improvement Salesperson.
All registrations expire two years after the last day of the month in which the registration was issued.