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Question DetailsAsked on 3/21/2016

Is it safe to hire a mason without a mason certificate?

I want to hire a stone and cement mason but he does not have a mason certificate to prove level of training and experience. Do most Masons have a certificate to prove training to customers?

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IF your state requires a Masons / Masonry Contractor license (Google your state name plus the phrase "masonry contractor licensing" and look for the state website link to check) he should certainly have that at a minimum.

Just off the cuff, I would guess more than half of masons have industry certifications from Mason Contractors Association of America or journeyman or master bricklayer or stonelayer certification from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftspersons (or something very close to that) - abbreviation BAC.

Without a certification who knows what you will get - might get a mess or might be getting an old-school person who learned by experience as an apprentice/helper and worked his way up without any formal certification. Certification does not guarantee good work but improves your odds, just like looking for good ratings and reviews on AL does.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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