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Old 03-31-2014, 01:27 PM
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Minnesota PLT

Can anyone point me In the right direction as far as PLT licensure.

Do you need to do a formal apprenticeship In order to get licensed or can you just take a class? I read on the DLI website about It but couldnt get a clear answer.

Tried searching but my mobile app doesn't seem to want to do it.
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:07 PM
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Contact Gerry at Terradek. He is a fellow Minnesotian and recognized lighting guru.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:54 PM
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Can anyone point me In the right direction as far as PLT licensure.

Do you need to do a formal apprenticeship In order to get licensed or can you just take a class? I read on the DLI website about It but couldnt get a clear answer.

Tried searching but my mobile app doesn't seem to want to do it.
Honestly its f'd up. You basically need to hire someone with one. Pay a bunch of license, keep the guy around for 3yrs, document hrs for training yourself, and then you will be licensed. Its really bs as people b4 the law in late 2000's got grandfathered in.

Best luck is what happened with the satalite dish installers. In 2012 or 2011 the dish providers lobbied the GOP (which was in control) to make a special rule for them. Guess what mlna doesn't have those bucks and didn't catch a ride then. Add the fact that the dems are in control now, so it won't happen due to their union buddies. Mlna is working on it, we have a guy on the electrical board also.

Basically its a dead end unless you invest 3yrs in paying a guy or "work" a deal with someone.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:05 PM
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Classic, thanks for the info. I'll look into that.

Dj, I gathered as much from what I've read.

Sucks that someone went and messed up something that should be simple and straightforward.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:14 PM
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Classic, thanks for the info. I'll look into that.

Dj, I gathered as much from what I've read.

Sucks that someone went and messed up something that should be simple and straightforward.
The electricians union wanted it full license so the plt was better than that but still is crazy for the work at hand. Basically plug in a 24v inverter and you need to have a plt.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:20 PM
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Best place for info is spend time at the education classes at the mn green expo. Hang around the irrigation speakers and ask questions.

Have called and left messages with the electrical bod and never had a call returned.
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