When someone says "licensed electrician", as in "you have to be a licensed electrician to get this permit to add the 240V outlets to your shop", what exactly do they mean?
I know in most states (for example, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan), a state agency issues a license after successfully passing an exam. This makes perfect sense.
But in Illinois, the state does NOT issue electrician's licenses. It issues licenses to doctors, lawyers, realtors, hair dressers, etc., but not electricians.
Yet many local Chicagoland building inspectors insist on license electricians. What license are they referring to?