Question: I heard my CSL renewal form had to be in to the state 60 days before my license expires.
Truth: You have a one-year “grace” period to renew after your expiration date without penalty.
However, you will not have a valid license when your license does expire. The grace period mentioned only provides relief should you have missed or forgotten to renew it.
Question: So is it 2 years or 3 years to renew?
Truth: You have 2 years to renew your license to maintain a current status and be able to apply for building permits and stand inspections. If you are into the “grace” period you cannot submit building permit applications or stand inspections.
Question: Can I take the continuing education course while my license is expiring?
Truth: Sure! You will receive your certificate from LeadSMART on the second day of class and you will make a copy of the cert and attach it to your renewal application you send into the state. There is a 4-6 week turnaround with the state. You can bid on jobs in the interim, but you cannot pull permits once your license expires.
Question: If I let my CSL expire can I work?
Truth: You can always perform your work but it will be needed for a site to be inspected by a building official. The inspection will not happen without a permit in place. If you were working for a CSL, then he/she would be the responsible party to the permit inspection.
Question: I just renewed my license. Can I carry over extra CEU points for my next renewal?
Truth: Yes, but only if you didn’t use any part of them towards the prior renewal. Meaning, if you have a certificate with 8 CEUs and you used only 2, then you CANNOT use a portion of a certificate for future use. HOWEVER, if you have a certificate for 8 CEUs and did not need to use them at all for this renewal, then YES you can use this entire CEU certificate towards your next renewal.
Question: My license has been expired for a year. Do I have to retake the test?
Truth: No. After one year the fine is $100 to renew. After two years, you will need to re-test and pay the additional fine.
Question: Can I use any class I take to fulfill CEU points?
Truth: No. Only BBRS approved courses, like those at LeadSMART, will be accepted by the Dept. of Public Safety for license renewal.
Question: How do I know if my class is approved?
Truth: There should be a CS# on your certification. Go to the BBRS website and confirm the number is approved.
Truth: You should receive one from the state approximately 60 days prior to its expiration. However, there are many reasons why you may not receive one (you have moved and failed to notify BBRS, you changed your email and failed to notify BBRS, etc). It is up to you to be proactive and contact the state:
Dept. of Public Safety
Remember to provide: 1) CSL Number, 2) Current Address and 3) Current email address (if available)
Question: Should I just mail my application and proof of class in to the state?
Truth: No. This is your livelihood. Make copies and pay the extra few bucks to send it certified mail, return receipt requested. And sleep well knowing you are all set!
- Unrestricted Construction Supervisors License = 12 hours of continuing education
- Restricted Construction Supervisors License (one & two family) = 10 hours of continuing education
- Construction Supervisors Specialty License = 6 hours of continuing education
- Code Review - one hour
- Workplace Safety - one hour
- Business Practices/Workers Compensation - one hour
- Energy (except Demolition Specialty License) - one hour
- Lead Safe Practices (only first renewal cycle) - one hour