you have to meet the requirements of a journeyman plumber and you can work own your own, but if you are going to work on your own you have to be registered as a licensed plumber with the state.
we have issues with a lot of unlicensed contractors doing work. their work doesn't meet code and 9/10 they don't carry insurance.
it was a bigger issue after a hurricane goes through you get a ton of roofers that are not licensed roofers. they did shotty work and then disappear after bilking 5 or 10k out of the person and there is nothing the person can do about it.
and her former doctor was recently suspended from practicing medicine by the state. they did not pull his diploma. they suspended his license to practice medicineWhen you look around do you see diploma's on the walls to show the doctor is qualified or do you see licenses?
And you wonder why folks suggest you talk in circles?
http://www.com.ohio.gov/dico/ocilb/L...onProcess.aspxLicense Qualification Process
The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) issues State Licenses to Commercial Contractors for the following trades: Electrical, HVAC, Hydronics, Plumbing, and Refrigeration. To receive a state license, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be a United States citizen or a legal alien-must provide proof of being a legal alien.
Either have been a tradesperson in the type of licensed trade for which the application is filed for not less than five (5) years immediately prior to the date the application is filed, currently be a registered engineer in this state with three (3) years of business experience in the construction industry in the trade for which the engineer is applying to take the examination, or have other experience acceptable to the appropriate section of the board.
Never have been convicted of a disqualifying offense as defined in S.B. 337.
Pass the examination in the trade.
Carry minimum $500,000 contractor liability coverage.
Pay the applicable fees.
Once you have been approved by the Board, you are required to complete a State and Federal Background Check prior to sitting for the examination.
We often rely on word of mouth, reputation, when we make our decisions when hiring workers, including hairdressers and the like. In a national emergency I expect a lot of shoddy work was done and whther these people had licences r not is hard to say. It seems clear though that many of them may not have had the qualifications.