It is likely that, in the future, terrifying robot bears will decide the fate of the human race. At that point, the only people who will be able to repair and fix their corrupted programming will be people who have a BEAR license.
This is the license you need in order to keep bears in Davis (Philip?). Or something like that? The greatest threat to America? No?
BEAR stands for the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair. They're the state bureaucracy that
extorts collects license fees from people who repair appliances and electronics professionally in the State of California. Electronics installers who work in cars also need to be licensed by BEAR in order to be legal. Unlike a state contractor's license, a BEAR license requires no demonstrated proficiency and no bond. Anyone can pay the $160 fee and get their license after filling out a form. It seems the biggest penalty for performing work without the appropriate license is a nominal fine for not asking the Nobility for permission.
Computer repair businesses need these licenses, but it seems that few do, mostly out of ignorance of the law. Note that a license is only required for consumer repairs. JimStewart had a nice chat with the lady at BEAR and asked if he needed a license since his company repairs it's own products, both in and out of warranty. She said a license is not needed for industrial or commercial work.
Access Computer Solutions — Computer repair, networking, cloud-based services for business and consumer clients. On-site or pick-up and drop off services available.
iFIX ELECTRONICS — Repairs Apple products and Windows computers as well as game consoles and other electronics.
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2009-10-29 11:32:58 Note that a license is only required for consumer repairs. I had a nice chat with the lady at BEAR and asked her if I needed a license since my company repairs it's own products, both in and out of warranty. She said a license is not needed for industrial or commercial work. —JimStewart
I'm confused by what is considered "commercial work." Would an IT consultant making a housecall to a corporate customer qualify? How about as part of a maintenance contract? —wl
The context of my discussion was repairing hardware. I'm not sure that an IT consultant configuring a network or installing an application would ever need a license. Best to talk to them, I'm not a lawyer. —JimStewart
2009-10-29 17:34:07 I need one for what I do. —RealComputers
2009-10-30 21:09:10 swell page —StevenDaubert
2009-10-30 22:04:51 Must the BEAR license be publicly displayed (a bare BEAR license)? Must it be put up with by other licenses (bear BEAR license)? Can you take it for a headache (a Bayer BEAR license)? —IDoNotExist