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 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. 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. For a message from Mike Holmes, press Play.