Contractors State License Services (CSLS) is the largest school in California devoted to the Construction professional. For 25 years, CSLS has helped its students pass the exam to become licensed contractors in the State of California, licensing more students than any other school.
From our main offices in Southern California, CSLS operates over 25 locations with full-service support and classrooms. We have grown to this extent by providing quality, professional services. In comparison, this provides 7 times the number of convenient locations than the second largest contractor school.
Contractors State License Services is one of the only contractor schools in the state that is run by educators, not lawyers or people mostly interested in the bonding and insurance business. Contractors State License Services formerly operated under the oversight of the State of California's Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education. As of January 1 2010, the new Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) came into existence replacing the BPPVE. CSLS now operates under the provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (CPPEA), Article 4 Section 94874(f).
In addition to our proven licensing programs, CSLS also offers the following courses:
- Home Inspection Courses
- Estimating for Construction
- Blueprint Reading
- ICC Certification
- EPA – RRP Certification
The founder and CEO of Contractors State license Service, holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Education and has 40 years experience in teaching students. He originated the seminar concept in 1983, now known as the “Mizener Method”.He is known state-wide as the person most able to assist you in passing the California State License Board examination. In 1985, Mr. Mizener founded Contractors State License Services, and is responsible for over 120,000 successful contractors passing the California state board exam.
"Palm Springs is an inclusive world-class city dedicated to providing excellent and responsive public services to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations."
Whether you have just moved here, or have always called Palm Springs home, we appreciate that you have chosen to live in our great City. We love it here! Although Palm Springs is a tourist destination, welcoming visitors worldwide, we take pride in the quality of life our residents enjoy.
Palm Springs is a full-service City with its own Police and Fire Departments. We have a wonderful library, excellent cultural amenities and great parks (even a dog park for our four-legged friends).
Everything is nearby in Palm Springs, whether you want to go hiking, shopping, see a movie or enjoy a great meal. And because tourism is so important to our economy, we really know how to entertain. We hope you check out our calendar and enjoy some of our many special events during the year, like the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Festival of Lights Parade and, of course, VillageFest every Thursday night.
As you walk, bike or drive through our various neighborhoods, you are surrounded by a sense of community. We offer a variety of architectural styles throughout Palm Springs, but we are united in the pride we have in our homes.
So, no matter where you live in Palm Springs, we hope you get to know your neighbors and take part in all that's waiting for you outside your front door. Enjoy life in Palm Springs. It's a great place to call home.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.
and I’m the founder and owner of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. I’m from San Antonio, Texas. I went to Vanderbilt for a year then to UT, University of Texas at Austin. I graduated with degrees in geology and geophysics. I got into the oil and gas business and did that in Texas and then down in Venezuela and Colombia and ran heli-portable dynamite seismic crews down there and came back and started a drilling company in Houston, got tired of chasing the buck and decided to move back to Austin, TX.
I did ground water geology here and got in the mortgage business and it was when I was in the mortgage business that I started making flavored vodka for my friends for Christmas presents. That was in about I guess ’92, ’93. I was at a party one time and a stranger came up to me and said ‘Hey you’re the vodka guy’ and I was like no, contraire, I am the mortgage guy. And that’s when I kinda started thinking that this guy’s telling me I need to go sell my flavored vodkas and this was the first time I really started thinking seriously about it.
We bought every vodka that was on the shelf, we put them in little kerr jars and tasted all of them and came up with the two best ones. When mine beat the other two best ones then I figured that I had my formula right. My friends were all kinda my guinea pigs.
I tried to get some financing a couple of times and it didn’t work out because they said I’d never get my permits, there’d never been a legal distillery in Texas and they said I’d never get a distributor. So I ended up just taking the money I’d saved up while working overseas and I racked up 19 credit cards to the tune of about $88,000. I built a one man distillery and built a production still and just kinda got myself into business. I’d go out and make it and sell it and come back and make some more and you know I was sleeping next to the still and you know just kind of boot-strapped it up.
And then at one point we’d gotten a phone call to come to the World Spirits Competition and I was fixing a boiler so I just sent a couple bottles there and we ended up getting the double gold medal, the unanimous judges choice. And that was up against 72 vodkas around the world including flavored vodkas. That kind of you know, helped spur things along.
I appreciate ya’ll supporting Tito’s Handmade Vodka. It’s really been a dream come true for me and it’s really due to all the word of mouth that we’ve gotten. It’s all pretty much just been from people going into liquor stores and bars and asking for it. So if you are in a bar and they don’t have it, ask to speak to the bar manager. If you tell 20 of your closest friends we’ll just keep this thing rolling. Thanks a whole bunch, I try to make it good. You know my theory is you make the best vodka in the world and charge a reasonable price, so I’ll keep doing my part of it and I sure appreciate you doing yours. Thank you very much.
Honors the legacy of Ms. Spearman by providing funds to organizations and individuals to help improve the lives of the needy and less fortunate in our community.
The mandate of the foundation remains consistent with Ms. Spearman’s kind and loving vision, giving to the types of organizations she supported with special emphasis in the fields of education, medical research, cultural arts and assisting the impoverished and disabled.
David Bohnett and the David Bohnett Foundation are committed to improving society through social activism.
We pursue our mission by providing funding, state-of-the-art technology and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting our funding guidelines, share our vision.
We are located in the heart of gay Palm Springs on Arenas Road. There is convenient parking with entrances doors in front and back of the building.
Surrounded by many restaurants, Streetbar is the perfect place to have a drink in good company before and after dining or the place to see and be seen. Enjoy also our outdoor smoking patio