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licensing reciprocity among states #69131
08/29/06 12:05 PM
08/29/06 12:05 PM
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jkraft  Offline OP
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Does anyone know which if any states recognize the licenses issued by others?

The State of Michigan has issued me both a master electrician as well as an electrical contractors license.

Are these licenses valid in CA or AZ?

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Re: licensing reciprocity among states #69132
08/29/06 12:24 PM
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Roger  Offline
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Go HERE and click on a state for the licensing and reciprosity info. It doesn't look good for Michigan license holders though.

Roger

Re: licensing reciprocity among states #69133
08/29/06 06:11 PM
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A Master's License won't do you much good in CA.....There is no Master's Classification here.

Although there's no reciprocal agreement with MI, your contractors license should serve as proof of experience to take and of course pay for the CA C-10 Contractor's Exam and license.
You'll also need to post a $10K bond.

Re: licensing reciprocity among states #69134
08/29/06 09:08 PM
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jkraft  Offline OP
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Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it. I've been curious about this since I met a union journeyman from Ohio. His license is issued by the local union hall, not the state. He travels all over the country, signs the book at the hall, and gets a job fairly quickly. He just goes wherever the work is.

Joe

Re: licensing reciprocity among states #69135
08/30/06 08:25 AM
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Mvannevel  Offline
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Joe-
Lots of that goes on but, as I'm sure you know, his "license" is no good here in Michigan. Even if it were a state issued license, we have no reciprocity with any other states (which is pretty much why nobody else honors ours). So if he doesn't hold an apprentice registration, a journeyman's license, or a master's license he can't legally work here. Some states don't require all of the electricians on the job to be licensed. The contractor's license covers all of the employees.

Re: licensing reciprocity among states #69136
08/30/06 06:52 PM
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We're talking about apples and oranges.
Your friend from Ohio cannot come to work for a contractor in California without first passing the California Journeyman's Certification. There is no reciprocity, and he will not get a job through the IBEW in CA until he gets it.
This is a totally separate thing from a Contractor's License here. There are quite a few threads here on the forum about the Journeyman's Cert.


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