Getting overseas work without a license( Non Licensing state)

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army_for_life in Texas

39 months ago

My brother is a JW from Indiana where they do not have licensing. He completed the apprentice program (5 years) and was in a local union. Due to the economy he has been laid off but is still on the books there. Since they had unions, there were no licensisng requirements. He wants to see if he can get overseas work as an electrician. They will contact him but they all want a copy of a license. He has a certificate from NECA, an AAS and one or two other certificates but because the state didn't have a JW cert. he has no license. He is currently studying for the master elec. but this will be made harder by the fact that he is not currently practicing due to lay off. Any one have any ideas on how to get a JW license years after completing studying and apprenticeship?

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rltomkinson in Charles Town, West Virginia

39 months ago

army_for_life in Texas said: My brother is a JW from Indiana where they do not have licensing. Any one have any ideas on how to get a JW license years after completing studying and apprenticeship?

He can apply to either Kentucky for a license:
dhbc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/27240A2D-BD36-4E35-8EC6-71A48886C145/0/ElectricalLicenseApplication.pdf

Or he can apply to Michigan:
www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/dleg_bcc_electrical_journeyman_exam_app_261329_7.pdf

He will probably have to travel to the state in order to take the test. Unfortunately Illinois does not license at the state level at all and Ohio only licenses contractors, not tradesmen.

Good luck to your brother.

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army_for_life in Texas

39 months ago

rltomkinson in Charles Town, West Virginia said: He can apply to either Kentucky for a license:
dhbc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/27240A2D-BD36-4E35-8EC6-71A48886C145/0/ElectricalLicenseApplication.pdf

Or he can apply to Michigan:
www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/dleg_bcc_electrical_journeyman_exam_app_261329_7.pdf

He will probably have to travel to the state in order to take the test. Unfortunately Illinois does not license at the state level at all and Ohio only licenses contractors, not tradesmen.

Good luck to your brother.

Thank you... this helps I was wondering why he was able to work in IN but not in other places and you last line makes sense... Indiana must license the contractor as well.

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