I think it is an excellent idea. But it would have to be one mammoth undertaking. At first glance, it seems that state licensing would be the only way to handle this. So, does that mean a climber would have to be registered in every state like an engineer to practice their profession? It?s difficult enough sometimes just to get a tower climber to have a valid driver?s license. What I believe is that there should be some type of national registry for licensing. Those companies that want to identify that they are professional will make all of their men and women get that license. Like you said in the article, it will then take one of the big guns like Bechtel or ATC to provide preference to those companies with licensed climbers. Then at one point after licensing has taken hold, these employers can make it a requirement. And then if states want to license climbers that will be fine, because they?ll probably just identify that the climber has to hold a license administrated by NATE or whatever organization takes hold of this long overdue requirement.