➤ Why don’t carpenters get licensed?

  • Licensure is complex, and we have a long road ahead of us to reach that if that becomes a clear goal. A downside to licensure is that we would be stuck in boom times (like now) and struggle to provide a full workforce if members were required to go through licensure first. It’s a complicated issue that we don’t have resolution on yet.
  • Licensure is a long process that frequently requires completion of an apprenticeship program before state certification. 75% of our current Journey level membership has not gone through the apprenticeship and many were brought in during boom times to satisfy labor shortages.

Did You Know?

Apprenticeships help business.

Apprentices are great for business: helps recruit and develop a highly skilled work force; improves productivity and the bottom line; provides opportunities for tax credits and employee tuition benefits in some states; reduces turnover costs and increases employee retention; and creates industry-driven, flexible training solutions for local and national needs. Learn More


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