A CF-2R is the set of installation certificates for a given project.
Before CF-2Rs can be submitted, a fully-complete CF-1R must be present on the project. There must also be a fully-completed project home, including a permit number and default installer or builder.
CF-2R certificates are regarding the installation that was actually performed. In contrast, the CF-1R is the proposed, theoretical installation. Sometimes the CF-2R overrides the details specified in the CF-1R, as installations commonly differ from the design.
Who Does The CF-2Rs?
Anyone can fill-out and submit a CF-2R, i.e. be the documentation author. The company or user responsible for the work done must be indicated as the responsible person of the particular CF-2R form.
The HVAC contractor should be the most familiar with filling out the forms on CalCERTS. Other professions such as the plumber may be called upon to fill out forms relevant to them like the PLB form for hot water distribution.
The Default Builder / Contractor
Before CF-2Rs can be started at all, the Builder or Contractor must be indicated for New Construction and Alterations on the Project Home. This field indicates the company most responsible for the work done on the project.
Input the Contractor State License Board # (CSLB) of the company without letters into the box then Save Changes.
The default installer must be the responsible installer indicated on the CF-2R MCH forms. The same does not apply to default builders - any builder company can be a responsible builder on CF-2Rs.