In south Louisiana framers aren't licensed. The only crafts requiring licensing is hvac, plumbing, and electrical. I'm looking for advice on how to go about posing the need for change in the framing industry. Framers need to be licensed through the state imo. Why? Think about it! We get it out of the ground. When we set a form, plumbers and electricians pull measurements off of our boards. If we are wrong, they are wrong. Furthermore, everything on a house or project finishes or hangs to what we put up. Concrete sets inside our form. Wire, sheetrock, pex pipe, everything hangs on studs, ceiling joist, or rafters. To me nothing is more important than the structure of a home or project. Yet, it has gotten to the point of being the most under-appreciated part of a project. The pay has been beaten down to nothing. Mechanical has been able to keep their prices where they need to be bc it is state requirement for them to be licensed in their field. They have to renew the license every year and take continuing ed classes. Why isn't it this way for framers? It should be! How can I go about getting it changed? I want my prices to go back where they need to be and make it harder on those who kill what use to be a profitable business in the land of the free and home of the brave.