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agreed there 100%, I'm not saying that certifying is a bad thing......im just saying the CDT for techs is a load of bull**** no matter which way you slice it. Lil
furthermore, having a lab owner thats certified doesn't mean your work will be completed by a certified tech, not does it mean that the certification will have any bearing in the least upon the work
its like having that lovely heart surgeon (or dentist) with their cert but the office staff does all the work.
get the point yet?
The surgeon and dentist have a closed shop based on the education and testing to practice. We could not OJT either job. As long as the lab can operate with only people that learned it as a craft it will never become a profession.
The letters will never be worth the effort until we have rules in place that make a minimum amout of education and credentialing mandatory before a lab can open its doors. That will take the sacrifice of time and money by those in the industry. Most techs I know are more concerned about having toys first and then not having a few hundred bucks needed to join the NADL.
To register in Texas you must have a CDT on staff at least 35 hrs a week. That means the start up one man lab must be a CDT to open here.
As for getting your point, the attitude of most of this industry is the reason I have a great business and am doing better every day. If those in the industry would have seen the benefit of school and credentialing it would be very hard to import work from China at the percentages it is here today.