You STILL waiting on that plumbing license?!?!
A Qualifier is an individual with a license who applied to the state to qualify a company, only an individual can take a test and be a license holder.
I have my licenses under my name, but once my plumbing license gets issued, I will qualify a new company with my A/C and plumbing Licenses, I will appoint an FRO, and still maintain my 3 licenses as an individual as well.
The above scenario is different than me pulling a permit for an unlicensed subcontractor.
When i hire a subcontractor for say drywall or painting, they have to be licensed, if the do not have a licenses, I can hire them as an employee, but not as a subcontractor, as employees would be working under my licenses, if I hire subcontractors without a license, I would be aiding and abetting an unlicensed contractor.