I work for the U.S. Government. I have a fair amount of electrical experience (received my 1st journeyman's license in '79) and have done a lot of work in the past for them. I have a new job in the engineering department and they are concerned about my not having a license. In my state, Arizona, there is not a journeyman's license. Instead the electrical contractor must be licensed and then anyone off the street can work for that person. My problem is that to obtain a contractors license, I must jump through several hoops including passing as a business management test, license fees ($645.00), obtaining a tax number, bonding, insurance, financial statement and more. I would like to suggest to my boss that we pursue some other means to deem me certified such as joining the union and passing their journeyman exam or taking some electrical course and getting a degree from that. Does anyone have any other ideas?