PHOENIX, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) participated in a national sting operation the weeks of June 15-26, 2015; we had nine (9) state contractor members take part in this event across the country. The states that participated were Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington.
The sting operation and communication plan focused on our state members coming together through a united partnership to promote both consumer and public protection through the licensing and/or registration of contractors. The goal was to elevate the regulatory boards presence in the community and nationally. The sting operation involved state public information departments, investigative departments, executive directors/officers and the public media.
The sting operation provided a national partnership opportunity among our state members to protect the consumers, deter illegal construction activity and level the playing field for legitimate contractors in the construction industry. Along with combating the increased illegal unlicensed activity nationally, the intention was to warn consumers that they need to be aware of these activities for regulatory compliance.
Based on joint sting operation efforts during the weeks of June 15-26 2015, NASCLA State Members reported a total of four hundred and thirty-four (434) individuals who were found non-compliant with state licensing requirements. Arrests, administrative citations, legal actions, and more have been issued to these individuals. To view our full national press release, please visit www.nascla.org/press-releases.
"The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) coordinated a national sting operation during the weeks of June 15-26, 2015. NASCLA had nine (9) state members participate in this historic event across the country. The goal of this operation was to elevate consumer protection and deter illegal construction practices. The shared commitment of our state members brought awareness to unlicensed activity and spotlighted the contractor state licensing and registration boards nationally. NASCLA would like to thank all the state members for their continued partnership and national enforcement efforts to protect the public and combat unlicensed activity," stated Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director.
For more information on NASCLA and consumer awareness, please visit our website at www.nascla.org or contact the association office at (623) 587-9354.