Who has/had a professional license?

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  1. telemnemonics

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    Sounds like a level headed choice!
    My head is a bit off kilter, so I entertain the thought.
    But, I would only offer such services to off kilter couples who wanted something out of the ordinary.
    Seems that's gotten popular though with outdoor/ beach/ mountain top/ pub crawl etc weddings.

    It really is half nightmare for most couples no matter what route they choose, but I saw it more like surfing, sort of plot an imaginary line and then go where the wave takes you without drowning in the process...

    BTW, we had two officials at our wedding because the one we chose was only licensed in another state.
    It's a nice thing to be a part of if the drama isn't too oppressive.
     
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    I don't mind a few hurdles. ..

    But in my old age ...

    It gets tiring ...

    I also possessed an Oregon Food Handlers Permit at one time ...

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  3. telemnemonics

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    Reminds me of a job i was on where the contractor wanted to put new stairs in a Brownstone from bottom to second level.
    I told him his drawing would not pass code.
    He asked his foreman who paced around taking measurements and declared it all good.
    I insisted that he would not get a C of O so he called a structural engineer who came in with a CAD loaded laptop, spent an hour, went home and spent a day coming to the conclusion that it would not pass code unless changed as I had suggested.
    The foreman had asked me: "What are you, college guy?".
    Stairs are a big problem for framers it seems, they just never quite get them right and the finish guys have to fix them.
    Had the same discussions with builders when telling them the fixed price to finish stairs would get an upcharge to meet code.
    Only one time did a contractor insist on no mods to the stringers, then I had to go back and cut out several oak treads to shim the rises into code so he could get his C of O. That contractor was a civil engineer specializing in bridge design!

    This happens a lot in construction, professionals charge for services they do not fully understand.

    I worked building architectural models for Paul Rudolph, who was famous for among other things, charging millions to design major complexes that not only didn't meet code, buy in many cases couldn't even be built and stand on their own.
    He knew that though, and enjoyed messing with customers, based on his famous/ infamous rep.

    At times though in the drafting room I was the only one who could see problems in turning the 2d drawings into 3d.
    This was before CAD which I presume made that job easier?
    I often found the same problem building boats, where the naval architect failed to notice that he superimposed two different pieces of equipment in the same space.

    Fun stuff!
     
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    I need a license to eat now???
     
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    I have a TV licence.

    Obscure UK thing that no one else on the world will understand.
     
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    Teaching license ...
     
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  7. stantheman

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    Are You looking for a Broker’s License?
     
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    I remember being asked to carry out an aircraft instrument vacuum system filter modification that had been put forward to the CAA by our engineering manager and rubber stamped. I pointed out that both attitude indicators (artificial horizons) shared the same supply from the manifold and a failure would cause the pilots to have no reference if they had to fly on instruments.
    I'm no genius but I was surprised that no one else had noticed it.
     
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    I'm a lawyer and I teach high school. The license to practice law is a necessary minimum requirement, but only a minimum. I can't say that graduation from law school or passing a bar exam demonstrates competence to do anything more than getting a driver's license means one is a competent driver. The best reason to require it is that it can be taken away if someone is really bad or crooked.

    The teaching credential is a joke. A full explanation would violate house rules. I can say that the whole system of teacher training needs to be transformed into an apprenticeship, supervised on the job training, rather than classes in college or -seriously - on line classes.
     
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    I've had three:

    NASD Series 7 Registered Representative, to work for a brokerage house and speak to public customers, and so the brokerage can have you bonded.

    NY State Math 7-12 Teacher Certification. That one is still current though I am not in a school any more.

    NY State Private School Certificate. This one is easy to get if you have the other one already, you just need a school to send in your paperwork.

    So I've passed two separate fingerprint checks over the years.

    Agreed to the statement upthread @nojazzhere made, that teaching is much more difficult than the training prepares you for. I'm an excellent tutor on-on-one but my skills as a classroom instructor for a group are not nearly so good. Different skill sets with plenty of overlap but the part I am good at isn't quite enough.

    This is a very interesting thread and I'm honored to be among such an illustrious group!
     
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    I’ve had a Master’s Captain license when I skippered a party boat for a couple of minutes. Finally got tired of drunks puking all over my decks.

    Had several financial and insurance licenses along the way.
     
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    Teaching Certificates.
     
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    I hold an FAA Mechanic license with both airframe & powerplant ratings in addition to an InfoComm CTS (certified technology specialist) for my current occupation.
    The FAA tests were likely the toughest I have ever sat for and concluded with the required oral & practical portion which included an 11 page weight & balance scenario which took 2 full days to work the math. Surprisingly enough, aircraft w/b calculations are quite similar to entertainment rigging & flying truss.
     
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    A friend of mine got his after retiring from Adobe. He was working the “buck” boats here. Mostly they take people to and from their moorings. Although there’s a stop on our creek to downtown too.
     
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    I guess it’s an open question who the bigger losers were in that scenario!
     
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  18. Mjark

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    I don’t post here very often but I’m taking a break from fb for a while. So, bear with me. I’ll disappear again eventually.
     
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    Given that it was bestowed by Chet, that number is sadly going to dwindle.

    Here is my cheap, Aspen, a Martin knock off that is unplayable, but one of my treasures:

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    I have a bar card. It’s pretty sweet.
     
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