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Re: OT Floor joist revelation... Sheesh!

John in NM
Unfortunately, that is often the unintended consequence of requiring licensure in a profession. By defining expertise as a collection of checkable boxes (test passed, requisite hours worked) we open the door to those who can check the boxes, get the paper, and pose as an expert when they are not.

You get that whether there is licensure or not - the inexpert "pros". The argument against licensing is that in an unregulated marketplace it is harder for them to defend their lack of expertise in their profession - with no license to provide a fig leaf of legitimacy they must stand on the quality of their work.

Neither side of that debate is 100% correct of course - debates about real life are never so cut and dried.

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