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In every profession each state writes its own laws for each profession education requirements. Here in California one needs the following minimum requirements to be eligible for a license examination for the selected professions:
- Cosmetologist/Hair Stylist-must complete education at an approved School of Cosmetology and pass a California written and practical exam.
- Cosmetologist = 1,600 hours
- Barber = 1,500 hours
- Esthetician(skin care) = 600 hour
- Electrologist = 600 hours
- Manicurist = 400 hours.
Depending on the municipality in CA it often has 500 hours of class room training, and a certificate of completion.
Applicants for a CA Residential license are required to have a minimum of 30 college semester units or an Associated degree-translates to on the average of 1,440 hours of study.
Certified Residential or a Certified General license are required to have a Bachelor's degree or higher-a Bachelor degree takes about 5,800 hours of study.
It needs 5 years of apprenticeship work 9,000 hours on the-job-training. Another 1,080 hours of related training classes are required to be eligible for a license.
California meat cutter-sausage makers
Two years of on-the-job training and 144 hours of classroom instruction.
California Real Estate salesperson and broker license
- Real Estate Agent-must complete 135 hours of studying at a State approved school and pass the licensing exam. I looked up other states some only mandate 90 hours of study.
- Real Estate Broker-must completed 8 courses in college level courses in real estate or economics. Now it requires 2 year experience as a salesperson. 24 semester hours of college level classes translates to ~364 hours of study. A college degree in relevant field is not required. It is easier to become a broker than an appraiser.
Those who wish to perform residential mortgage loan originator (MLO) activities must file an Individual through NMLS to obtain an Individual MLO license endorsement. 20 hour prelicensing education requirements.
In California one needs to receive 6 hours of training and have to have good character.
Cemetery Plot broker
One needs to have two years of experience as lot sales person. $10,000 bonded.
When I had dual dental insurances I went to the dentist I liked. I recently stopping going to my orthodontist for root canal treatment. I shopped around. Dennis always says he had a master's degree and charges more for his education. For several $1000 for a molar tooth root canal, why should patients gave in? I chose one in a different zip code saved a bundle. A friend needing inplants had to bargain with her dentist for $20,000. In Dubai, I saw several US trained dentists and have US dental licenses will do it for less. They displayed photographs of US celebrities on the office wall who are their patients. They fought back going to a cheaper place for outragious charges.
The fixed % commission enjoyed by realtors for decades, home sellers now balk at those fast talking agents who had only 90+ hours of training to charge 6 figures($) for the commission to work for a few days. To say you provide a full service salesperson is a hard sell. BTW- That Stanford Law School broker with a MBA works for at a discount brokerage. Her company fees are way under the 90 hour guy. I kid not you.
There needs to be substantial credentials, added values, training and reputation to stay competitive as a realtor these days. Those with a minimal training thinking a custom suit, import car are not what most home sellers looking for.
Shueh, Sam (Real EstateBlogs)
Sam Shueh Realtor
I've called San Francisco South Bay home for over 30 years. We love this area and all it has to offer, and I enjoy sharing what I know about homes. I documented in several books about Silicon Valley history. I have much expertise in real estate...please give me a call. SamshuehRealtor@gmail.com