Meet Compliance Goals With Our License Monitoring Service
License Monitoring |February 15, 2022
How can our license monitoring service help your organization? Don’t leave yourself exposed to unlicensed and inexperienced contractors when the reputation of your company is at stake. Today’s fast-paced economy is filled with gig work and internet recruiting – meaning anyone can claim that they are qualified to accomplish a task with little to no regard for their industry’s standards or license requirements. The license monitoring service from PlusOne Solutions allows you to protect your organization from contractors like this.
What Is A Contractor License?
If a contractor is licensed, it means that they have received a trade-specific license from the licensing agency in their industry. Usually, the contractor has completed:
A minimum number of hours of work as an apprentice in their industry.
A standardized test in which they were able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and are qualified to perform the work of their trade.
Licensing protects the contractor’s clients and customers, ensuring that higher quality work will be performed and the customers will have an overall more positive experience.
Why is it Important to Use A Licensed Contractor?
Besides the fact that licensed contractors usually provide more consistent results, it is not unusual for license issuing agencies to ensure other criteria are met and maintained by their contractors. For example, these agencies might check that the contractors are bonded and insured. Additionally, there is sometimes a legal obligation since some states require that service work must be performed by a licensed contractor. In these cases, it is illegal to hire the contractor! You and the consumer can also lose some state rights and protections that are provided by using a licensed contractor.
Can I Monitor Licenses Myself?
There is no requirement to use a license monitoring service. But the real question is, do you actually want to monitor your contractor licenses yourself? Keeping your organization protected from liability is much more complex than it may seem. Here are some questions you should ask yourself to determine if you are able to monitor contractor licenses internally:
Do you have a deep understanding of what licenses are required in your state and jurisdiction?
Do you or someone else in your organization have the time to devote to monitoring contractor licenses?
Have you added a statement for license requirements to your contracts?
Do you have a system or process to know when a license is required for the contractor and whether it has been received?
Can you ensure that you will be able to obtain and verify licenses before any contract work begins?
Are you able to verify that the license actually belongs to your contractor and not to someone else?
Do you know where to go to verify each contractor license?
Can you follow up with each of your contractors when any of their licenses are nearing expiration?
If you are not able to confidently say that your organization can manage all of this internally, it’s time to find a license monitoring service from a reputable provider. At PlusOne Solutions, we can accomplish each of these tasks. Our team of compliance specialists offers a full-service tracking, collection, verification, and reporting system to improve your network’s compliance and give your organization and employees their time back.
Are You Ready to See What Our License Monitoring Service Can Do for You?
Make compliance your organization’s strength by partnering with PlusOne Solutions. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help. Contents are provided for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Users are reminded to seek legal counsel with respect to their obligations and use of PlusOne Solutions services. About PlusOne Solutions PlusOne Solutions has been an industry leader in the risk management field by specializing in compliance programs that meet the complex challenges of geographically dispersed contractors, vendors, and employee networks. PlusOne Solutions protects companies from possible financial, legal, and reputational risks associated with contractor and vendor relationships while creating safer work environments. To learn more, visit https://www.PlusOneSolutions.net.
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