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  1. #1
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    Aug 2017
    cleveland, ohio

    ohio contractors license requirments

    sorry if this is covered elsewhere, new to site: after almost 30 years experience in the electrical field, working on commercial & industrial, 20 of which at a Gov. installation, I now work in a high voltage supervisory position, directing the efforts of several high voltage electrical installation and maintenance crews. When I applied to take the contractors exam I was told I lacked proof of being a journeyman. I have NOT attended an apprenticeship program. Is there a way to test out of or to prove competency to the state of Ohio without starting at square one?

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    Join Date
    Jun 2006

    Here's the pertinent excerpt from the application packet pdf...
    Applicants must:

    • ...
    • been a tradesperson in the type of licensed trade for which the application is filed for not less than five years immediately prior to the date of application and be able to show the last 5 years as a tradesperson working under a licensed contractor on projects that required a permit. You must attach at least one permit for each of the last five years and provide the license number of the contractor you worked under. Permits are public record and can be obtained from the local building department Be advised that sewer service, water service, gas service and drain cleaning DO NOT apply.
    • or currently be a registered engineer in Ohio with three years of business experience in the construction industry in the trade for which you are applying
    • or other experience acceptable to the appropriate section of the board as defined in OAC 4101:16-3-02
    Who told you that you have to be a journeyman? The State does not even have journeyman licenses.
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