Licensing Questions Maryland Home Improvement Commission MHIC

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  1. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893

    Ok here is the text from the examination. It says i can use 1 years worth of my 2 years needed for being a business owner. Anyone have any guess or guide to finding an employer, and if i could work for any company, like a roofing company or a regular construction firm??

    In accordance with Business Regulation Article, Section 8-
    302.2 and the corresponding Regulation, COMAR,
    09.08.01.23, trade experience is defined below. Listed
    experience MUST be verifiable. If experience cannot be
    verified, or is questionnable, the application will be returned
    to applicant. If an applicant questions PSI's decision
    regarding eligibility to take the exam, the applicant must
    submit a written request to the attention of the Executive
    Direcor for review by the Commission .
    A. Trade Experience.
    (1) An applicant for a home improvement
    contractor's license shall have at least 2 years
    of trade experience.
    (2) "Trade experience" includes one or more of the
    following:
    (a) Participation in a registered apprenticeship
    program;
    (b) Employment in performing home
    improvements;
    (c) Employment in performing commercial or
    residential construction, repairs, or
    renovations;
    (d) Participation in a community service or
    charitable building or renovation program;
    or
    (e) Performing repairs and improvements which
    require a building permit on one's home or
    the home of family members.
    (3) Experience as a licensed home improvement
    salesperson for at least 2 years may be credited
    as trade experience, if the Home Improvement
    Commission determines that the applicant has
    gained substantial knowledge of the operation
    of a home improvement business.
    B. Business Experience in Other Areas. Experience in
    the capacity of supervisor, manager, or owner of a
    business may be substituted for 1 year of the

    required trade experience, based on a review by
    the Home Improvement Commission, or an
    applicant for a home improvement contractor's
    license may substitute for the required trade
    experience educational training in: Vocational school training in a building
    trade; or
    (2) Participation in a building trade work-study
    program.
    C. Experience or educational qualifications of
    applicants for a home improvement contractor's
    license who have documented handicaps shall be
    considered by the Commission on an individual
    basis.
     
  2. chesie

    chesie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    You have to have 1 year experience working for someone else in the same field for which you are applying. ex. 1 year working for a landscape contractor if you are DBA a landscape contractor.
     
  3. chesie

    chesie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    I am sorry 2 years as you stated. LOL
     
  4. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893

    Do they use the business owner ship as 1 year?

    I have 3 months of work with a mhic landscaping company from a year or so ago.

    Do they ask for a w2 or how to they get proof of employment? And THANK YOU in advance. You would think it would be easier to get this information being that everyone wants everyone else to be completly legit.

    Thanks sooo much
     
  5. chesie

    chesie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    I had to have a previous employer fill out a form which stated that i had such experience with him for that period of time.
     
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    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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