Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO I START?

If you need the services of an RMO, you can use our interactive map to find an RMO in your area by clicking here.  Or you can purchase one of our service options by clicking here and we’ll begin searching for an RMO for you.

If you are an RMO and wish to be a qualifier on up to three corporate or LLC licenses, click here.  It’s free for you to join.

 

WHAT IS DIRECT SUPERVISION AND CONTROL?

Section 7068.1 of the Business and Professions Code states: “direct supervision and control” includes any one or any combination of the following activities: supervising construction, managing construction activities by making technical and administrative decisions, checking jobs for proper workmanship, or direct supervision on construction job sites.

WHAT IS AN RMO?

A Responsible Managing Officer, or RMO, is the person qualifying a license on behalf of the applicant and is actively engaged in the classification of work for which that responsible managing officer is qualified to perform.

WHY DO COMPANIES NEED AN RMO?

If you don’t have the necessary experience to qualify for the CSLB exams, or the CSLB has rejected your experience, an RMO is a quick way to obtain a contractors license.

HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET LICENSED WITHOUT TAKING THE STATE EXAM?

Business and Professions Code 7068.1 allows a qualified person to act as a RMO/Qualifier on up to three Corp or LLC licenses in any one year period.
By using an RMO to qualify your license, you can legally obtain a contractors license with out taking any exams.

DO I NEED TO GIVE UP ANY OWNERSHIP?

The law requires that an RMO who qualifies more than one corporate or LLC license must show at least 20% ownership on the license application for the new licensee.

WHAT DOES 20% OWNERSHIP MEAN?

The 20% can mean whatever you want it to.  Shares of stock that you can buy back at $1 a piece, voting rights, non-voting rights, operational/financial decisions, or not, monthly salary, etc.  All of this would be covered in your RMO agreement, including a termination and/or contract cancellation clause.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP ANY OWNERSHIP?

If you can’t or won’t give up any ownership to the RMO, then the RMO must not be listed as a qualifier on any other active license in order to be a qualifier for you.
If the RMO is not listed as a qualifier on any other license, then they can be a qualifier as an RMO with less than 20% ownership, or an RME, which has zero ownership.

DOES THE RMO NEED TO BE AN EMPLOYEE OF MY COMPANY?

No. By definition an RMO is an Officer, and not an Employee. Therefore, the RMO would not be considered an Employee of the company.

HOW MUCH IS AN RMO PAID?

RMO fees are entirely negotiable. They can be paid a monthly fee, a percentage of every project, or a percentage of monthly or yearly sales.

WHAT ARE AN RMO'S LIABILITIES?

The RMO is responsible for the work that is performed under the license for which they are the qualifier. They are required to ensure that the work being done is to plans, specifications, and to code.  If an action is taken against the license, it could potentially effect any other license that they are listed on as a qualifier.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BE AN RMO?

Using our service, there is no out of pocket expense to the RMO.  All fees, including our fees, State filing fees, Bonding and Insurance costs, are paid by the company who is hiring the RMO.

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