03-20-2017, 12:55 PM
Hey friends. Just wanted to announce that early January of this year, I applied to North Carolina to take the electrical exam. On March 1st, after taking a solid exam prep course led by Jeff Rodriguez, I took and passed the exam on my first try and got a score of 87 in 5 hr and 20 minutes.
I just received my notification from the state that my NC electrical contractors license was granted!
I don't mean for this to become a thread about the shittiness of licensing, and yes I agree that it is retarded that someone can't hire who they want to do what job that person is offering to do. But, I am happy with my score, and some very intense weeks of preparation paid off in a nice way. From what I gather the exam has a 17% passing rate.
So here I am at a crossroads in life. My wife works full time and I do as well, but we are due to deliver our 3rd baby (girl #3) in a few short weeks. She will stay home on maternity leave for a couple months following the delivery, and then I want to get her in a position where she can cut her hours to spend more time with the kids. I would like to go full time into business for myself but the timing is tough because the instability coming at a time where she will be out of work doesn't seem wise, and my current job is stable, pays top dollar, and is enjoyable.
Anyone here experienced with starting a small service based company? Any good references or tips would be greatly appreciated.