I can't exactly disagree with the thought of licensing towerhands, but not only does everyone need to embrace it, it also has to be practical. A Master Electrician has to be licensed, but there are also Journeyman,and helpers. Can a helper wire up a breaker panel? Yes he can. So, would you have different levels of licensing for towerhands? Or,would a guy with about 3 minutes of experience hold the same card that I hold? Or would he need to hold that card before he climbs his first tower? What is the cost and time associated with this licensing? Would a green guy or his company have to shell out all kinds of money only to find out he is scared of heights or does something that gets it revoked immediately? I think this whole thing is doable, but would require some thought here. Also, would this license expire? Is the towerhand going to have to take time off from work constantly to re-test? Why would he, if he has had no infractions, shouldn't his license stay in good standing? If we got licensed in stages, Master, Journeyman, Helper, etc, would those of us with years of experience under our belt be grandfathered in as Master Tower Climbers? You won't meet a warm reception with this if experienced hands suddenly become helpers. Also, if a climbers license can be revoked for safety violations, it needs to be clear which set of rules he will be bound to. Safety rules vary from company to company, so violating one companies rules might be grounds for termination, but not revocation of the license.