Whether you're a homeowner, contractor or employer in need of a qualified tradesperson to do a professional job, always remember to ask for credentials.
All journeypersons certified in Nova Scotia and all registered apprentices carry a photo identification card that specifies their trade.
These cards are issued by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and confirm that the individual has met industry standards in the trade or is currently a registered apprentice in the trade.
It's always a good idea to hire a professional tradesperson, and in some cases, it's the law. Check out the compulsory certified trades.
If a tradesperson working in one of the compulsory certified trades can not produce their photo identification card, they may be working illegally.
Ask for the card. It's a quick question that could save you a lot of headaches and money.
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