I’ve had a GC ask me to be his qualifying agent and take the state testing for the areas he focuses (remodeling and painting). I’ve never heard of this but apparently it is common. What are some things I should keep in mind or be aware of? Liabilities? Commitments?
If he is a state licensed Gc why does he need a qualifier?
He is state licensed. He’s used a qualifier for the past 15 years he said because he doesn’t test well.
But he’s had 15 years to get better at testing... why hasn’t he?
I understand. There’s a lot of different variables that come into play when you are the qualifying company. A lot of the liability would fall on you because you’re the one that holds the license. Anything that goes wrong there is a chance you could have to answer for. Above you mentioned he is state licensed, but wants to work in other areas? Other areas meaning other states is what I’m assuming you meant? If you want to help him out but not have so much liability with his company you could take the test. Start your own company and then on projects that need it pull the permits and over see the job.