It;s not required here either.Electrical licensing is done at the State level so it would depend on the laws of that state. Around here the answer would be no.
Thats because when you get the sh____ sh____ out of you, it has to be disposed of properly.We don't have to have a licensed person on the job site here. Only one licensed electrician required for the company. Illinois electrical licensing is at the county or city level, no state licenses.
However the state plumbing code requires everyone working on plumbing to be licensed, even the apprentices must have an "apprentice license". The state controls the plumbing code and licensing.
The last time I done a job in Indiana, it was a one to two ratio. The inspector in Evansville would card everybody to make sure. And by the way, make sure you use purple primer on pvc conduit there, I walked an entire parking lot with him, and he checked every stick! LOL!Thanks guys for the replies. I'm located in Indiana. I've seen companies come into facilities that have guys that have worked in the field for years, yet no one has a license. They are good at what they do. Learned well from others. But they don't know the new codes.
Man, crazy you bring this up.... Got offered a job in Evansville last year and turned it down because of the JW card requirement. None of the states we work in require a JW card, so we don’t have any card carrying journeymen. We just didn’t have time to go through the licensing process and start the job on time.The last time I done a job in Indiana, it was a one to two ratio. The inspector in Evansville would card everybody to make sure. And by the way, make sure you use purple primer on pvc conduit there, I walked an entire parking lot with him, and he checked every stick! LOL!
Insurance industry was a big factor in having codes and licensing in the first place. Not all places have same laws, identical installation in two different places may see different insurance rates, differences in licensing requirements or code enforcement very likely play into those differences.In California a Journeyman Wireman card is required on any city or state work, and private jobs too, I'm pretty sure its more so for Insurance liability purposes other than the installers wiring abilities.