There should be a "certificate level" that requires single test regardless of education and should be issued once for life. Then there should
be something similar to current licences but without need to learn needless stuff.
A few years ago Calif passed a law that all electricians had to be licenced by a certain date.
Not a bad idea but it was how that implemented it that was totally illegal.
The democrats in the state legalature passed the law as payback to there union supporters.
All electricians had to show they had 6000 hours working in the field just to take the state test.
The union electricians could just go to there union hall and get a paper showing this from the union.(i am not even going to go into how many of These
were bought from the union by electricians that had friends there and had less hours)
Non union electricians had to go to there employers and ex employers to get notarized copies of there hours.
Needless to say many of these employers were no longer in business, no longer alive, could not be found, changed business name or for a number of
reasons the non union electricians could not find them.
and a few employers had gone from non union shops to union shops,
and these companies were told by the union not to give any of there ex non union people there hours.
All this made it impossible for many non union electricians to get the papers for there hours just to take the test.
Also the state would not take recognise the hours of electricians that had been electricians in the military.
Many retired navy electricians with 20+years as ships or navy sea bee electricians were told there military time as electricians did not count.
As a electrician i had over 20,000 hours over 40 years but most was jobs that i only worked for the contractor for the contract job and they lasted
from 3 months to a year them i moved to the next job with a new contractor.
I also was a electrician mate in the navy for 6 years.(about 6000 hours right there)
Now that i am disabled i still work as a electrician a few time a year for friends under the table and unlicensed. not being able to get licenced was
one of the reasons i did not try to keep working and went on disability.