I was pushing for a state licence here, created by HVAC pros, enforced by the government. It would set a varifiable standard of installation that the inspector could follow, equipment could not be purchased without a licence, it had a journyman apprentice program - no apprentice on the job without journeyman or higher, if you hacked in a job that didn't pass inspection and got caught you fixed it FREE, it had residential, light commercial, commercial, and inductrial sections that could not be crossed ie no res. work on a lht com licence etc, HOs could buy equipment for big box but would have to use the dealers licence & dealer would be responsable. testing would be about more than just sadety issues, I could go on. So here is what happened. A letter and survey got passed around at all the service schools and meetings I went to, a trainer for a local distributor passed it around at his schools, a training facility passed it around at those classes, 90% of the dealers and techs that saw the outline liked the idea and signed the responce sheet. I sent the letter and sign up sheet to all the distributors I could come up with along with a letter asking them to just put it on their counter, they didn't even have to endorse it just put it out where Techs could see it and if they wanted to send it out with sales reps would be great. I got a 100% responce back from the distribs, "We think it is a good idea but are affraid it will make out customers mad so we won't do it" I even followed up with phone calls to many of them and got the same responce. So it died.