Law and Business Management | California Exam Prep


Exam Prep | Online Narrated Course | Instructor:  J MacDowell
Regardless of your license classification, you will be required to pass the Law and Business Management exam.  Prepare for the exam with this course which is mobile friendly so you can study anytime, anywhere!

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This course will prepare students for the Business and Law portion of the exam and is based on the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) Examination Study Guide and relevant chapters found in the NASCLA Contractor’s Guide to Business, Law and Project Management 11th Edition, and the California Contractor’s License Law and Reference Book 2017 Edition. We highly recommend you study the CA Contractor’s License Law and Reference Book carefully. The bulk of the exam will be pulled from this reference.

Business Organization

Company Organization

  • New Business Start-up
  • Establishing a Business Entity
  • Naming your Business

Project Management

  • Managers
  • Project Manual
  • Substitutions
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Schedule
  • Daily Reports
  • Quality Control

Business Finances

Financial Management

  • Organization and Records
  • Accounting Cycle
  • Financial Ratios and Trend Analysis
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Contract Accounting
  • Cash Management
  • Equipment Records
  • Accounting for Materials
  • Payroll Accounting


  • EIN
  • Federal Business Taxes
  • Federal Employment Taxes
  • Penalties
  • 1099 Information Reporting
  • Tax Calendar
  • California State Taxes

Employment Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Hiring Employees 
  • Hiring Minors for Construction 
  • Employee Documentation 
  • Federal Acts
  • Other Labor Laws 
  • Workers and Unemployment Compensation 
  • Policies and Procedures

Bonds, Insurance and Liens

Bonds and Insurance

  • Risk
  • Types of Insurance
  • Surety Bonds
  • Federal Construction Projects
  • Employment Insurance

Lien Law

  • What is a Lien?
  • Preliminary Notice
  • Notice of Mechanic’s Lien
  • Steps to Filing a Lien

Contract Requirements and Execution

Estimating and Bidding

  • Bid Documents
  • Estimate Planning
  • Process of Estimating
  • Determining Costs
  • Methods of Estimating
  • Common Sources of Error
  • Structuring the Bid Program
  • RFIs
  • Estimating Software
  • Submitting the Bid

Cost Control

  • Job Cost Recording
  • Budget and Cost Controls
  • Value Engineering
  • Estimating Software
  • Making a Profit


  • Basic Contract Elements
  • Oral vs. Written
  • Contract Provisions
  • Types of Contracts
  • Methods of Contracting
  • Subcontracting
  • Limiting Risk
  • Change Orders
  • Breach of Contract
  • Dispute Resolution

Licensing Requirements

Licensing Law

  • Licensing Requirements
  • Licensing Application and Examination
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Application for License
  • Complaint and Hearing Procedures
  • Administrative Penalties

Activity Regulation

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Administrative Violations
  • Renewal of Licenses


Safety Training and Reporting Requirements

  • Cal/OSHA
  • Injury and Illness Prevention
  • Hazard and Assessment and Control
  • Safety Equipment and Conditions
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Recordkeeping
  • Hazardous and Toxic Substances
  • Penalties
  • Asbestos
  • Lead Based Paint 

General Safety

  • General Interpretations
  • PPE
  • Material Handling
  • Tools
  • Scaffolds
  • Fall Protection
  • Excavation
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Miscellaneous

Customer service will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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