No trying to argue but a short course engineered to pass a specific exam does not an electrican make.
This makes it easy for one to pass themselves off as a sparky even if they are not.
The public sees a master ticket as qualified in the trade and it is not a qualification at all.
I know for a fact non qualified people are passing themselves of as electricians as a result.
I have no problem with the idea but the word "master" infers qualified
guess we have to agree to disagree on this one
Very interesting point of view Frank, and I never looked at it that way and I have to say I totally agree!!! Because an engineer or electrical technologist can write the masters, he could very well come across to someone as a licensed electrician!! I don't agree with this. They should have a different title. These people are not leagally allowed to do electrical installations without a trade certificate. They can only plan out jobs, as well as be responsible for the H&S legalities. There are other entitelments too but that is not the root of this discussion.
I just wrote the Masters exam last Saturday. It was tricky but I feel that I did OK. Lets say it will be a long 15 day for the results!!!!! I found the course usefull, but if your really good with codes and you know the OSHA book, employments standards act and WSIB fairly well, you shouldn't need to take the prep course. I am hoping to be highly wanted after this. This will add to my 309a, 442a, and plc programming experience. It is good to be an electrician these days and I am sure we could all agree on that!