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What is the best training for becoming a hirable handyman? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective handyman?

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Daniel in Louisiana

10 months ago

Definitely working under experienced people. Apartments, condos, new homes, homes being renovated, property managers.

I think a handyman should have a minimum of 8 to 10 years experience and be able to handle light electrical jobs such as adding a circuit, changing outlets or switches, change or replace windows, doors, cabinets.
In addition, plumbing is a big factor. A really good handyman can replace your old tub/shower with a new one, including the carpentry and plumbing required.

Painting, including sanding/priming, brush, roller, and spraying should be in his bag of tricks. Definitely have his own tools and truck/trailer, and prepare rough material estimates for projects.

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