Depends what State you are in. Many states do not have a licensing requirement for painting (which is one reason it attacts so many characters). Some states require contractors to have a "general" contracting license. You should check your State's website to be sure.
OK. Thanks guys. I have searched every where on the web and see nothing for the state of florida. I will just let him tell me what I need. It is a shame a man has to go slam to russia to get a job, when there are so many paint contractors in the states. With 18 years of QUALITY experience, non-jackleg, you would think it would be a sinch. But NOT. All I want for Christmas is a JOB.
They want your union "journeyman" card or your trade cert. They go to school over there for paint trade. I have a friend from Germany who has gold leafed for over 20 years all across the nation. She cant work in Germany with all her experience because she dosnt hold the cert. from a German school.
In Europe, from I've been told, one who enters in a trade is progressively trained and moved up the ladder called "the Guild"(somewhat like Union craft). Once you graduate as a journeyman(able to travel to get work on your own), you have issued a certificate/document, that stays with you all your career. Similar to such as a competency license, used here in various states and municipalities/counties, as a specialty contractor.
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