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Old 03-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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I received a request to participate in a short survey from the state the other day. Did any of you other licensed Florida plumbers receive the same e-mail?

One question was, "What would you like seen done to the state exams?"

I answered, 'Make the exams more difficult.'

There was an area for you to enter a comment. I went off on all the un-licensed people who advertise on Craigs List. I told the state there should be laws that should prohibit CL from even allowing un-licensed guys to post. There are already laws prohibiting a person from advertising as a plumber without possessing a license, but I don't think CL is liable for ACCEPTING posts from un-licensed guys. (Sort of like a newspaper asserting that they are not responsible for errors in advertisements made by others posting ads in print)

I encourage all other licensed professionals from Florida to send similar comments to the DBPR (Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation) via their e-mail survey. Perhaps they will act.

Probably the budget doesn't allow for the hiring of enforcement personnel, but if enough voices are sending the same message, perhaps the state will take notice.

I believe that it is partly my responsibility to aid in something being done to the CL crowd. Collectively we can make a difference.

Even if the state just monitors the website(s) of un-licensed persons, then makes a threatening telephone call to said un-licensed persons, promising to prosecute them for advertising without the proper credentials. This would at least be a step in the right direction.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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I agree with what you are saying about CL advertising but how`s about making anyone who works for a plumbing contractor to hold either a journeymans license or a apprenticeship too. If we want the trade to stand out we need the states to require everyone doing plumbing to be licensed first.
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This is what FL is posting on the state's website for homeowners. The state is telling HO's who hire a contractor to check the contractor's license. It's a step in the right direction.
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i received the same email. I am suprised they did not revoke my license after the last email I had sent them.
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Not that I'm in Florida, but what we should be asking for is the enforcement of the laws that are on the books. That is the gist of the emails I have sent to my representatives. Speaking of that, its high time I aggravate them again.
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I received that same email a couple weeks ago
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