Category Credential Requirements

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JustAnswer admits Experts in the following categories: 

Appraisals Boats Cars
Computers Consumer Electronics Heavy Equipment
Finance/Tax Home Improvement Legal
Medical Veterinary Wellness

 

Scroll down to find the credential and work experience minimum requirements for your category of expertise. 

 

Note: There is no guarantee that any application, including those with the below credentials will be approved. Each individual application is reviewed for suitability on a number of factors, including but not not limited to, credentials. Only approved applications will be contacted with the next steps to access the website. This information is subject to change at any time. 


Appraisals

Specialty

Cerftfications

  Degrees  

Added relevant work experience

Work experience only 

Antiques


General appraisals


UK appraisals

ISA, ASA, IAAO, IVSC, AOS,
AAA, ADAA, PADA, RICS, IFA

OR
  • Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Art Business
  • Contemporary Art
  • Fine and Decorative Art & Design
  • Gemology
AND

2 years auctioneer,
appraiser, curator, museum

5 years auctioneer, appraiser,
curator, museum

Guns & Firearms ISA, ASA, IAAO or IVSC     AND 2 years auctioneer, appraiser, curator, museum, gunsmith 5 years auctioneer, appraiser, curator, museum
Musical instruments ISA, ASA, IAAO, IVSC, AOA, AAA, ADAA, PADA     AND 2 years musical instrument appraisal, design or maker 5 years auctioneer, appraiser, curator, museum

 

Cars, Boats, Heavy Equipment

Specialty Active License or Certifications

 

Relevant work experience   Work experience only
Boat
Marine Electronics
From a relevant state or nationally recognized institution (i.e. ABYC) AND 2 years OR 5 years 
Ag & Farm
Construction & Road
Heavy Trucks
Truck equipment ASE certification AND 2 years OR 5 years
Heavy Equipment
Industrial Equipment

Heavy equipment or truck mechanic license or certification
from a state or nationally recognized institution (i.e. ASE)

AND 2 years OR 5 years
Cars
Transmissions
Motorcycles
ASE Mechanic Certification or VoTech Certification AND 2 years as a mechanic OR 5 years as mechanic
Cars sold in UK Vechicle Maintenance Certificate/ Diploma
or Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA)
AND 2 years OR 5 years
RV  RVTAA Certified, NRVIA, RVDA, RVSA, or RVIA AND 2 years OR 5 years

 

Computer

Specialty Active licenses or certifications   Degrees   Work experience

Computer

Hardware

Email

Financial Software

Laptop

MS Office

Networking

Programming

Professional IT certification

Examples:
  

  • CompTIA A+
  • MCSA
  • MCSE
  • MCSM
  • MCM
  • MCA
  • Network +
  • Google Support Professional
  • Amazon Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • NSE - Network Security Expert
OR Computer Science or
Electrical Engineering (MSEE/CS, BSEE/CS)
AND 5 years relevant employment
Mac

Professional IT certification

Examples:
 

  • Casper
  • CompTIA A+
  • MCSA
  • MCSE
  • MCSM
  • MCM
  • MCANetwork +
OR Computer Science
or Electrical Engineering (MSEE/CS, BSEE/CS) 
AND 

2 years of relevant employment working with Apple hardware or software.

Preference given to applicants with experience in help desk, technical support, or training.

 

Consumer Electronics

Specialty Active licenses or certifications   Added relevant work experience
Android Devices MECP or android OS-specific certification   

 A minimum of 3 years of related employment in cell phone repair, help desk, or customer service.

Preference given to applicants with an MECP certification and experience with Android devices.

Camera and Video MECP or brand-specific digital camera repair certification OR 3 years of employment repairing digital cameras.
Car Electronics MECP certification  OR 5 years of related experience installing and repairing car electronics.
Cell Phones MECP  or OS-specific (i.e. iOS or Android) certification  OR

3 years of related employment in cell phone/smart phone repair, help desk, or customer service. 

2 years employment at an Apple store as a Genius

Consumer Electronics MECP or ISCET certification  OR

3 years of consumer electronics employment. 

2 years employment at an Apple store as a Genius

Digital Cameras MECP or brand-specific digital camera repair certification OR 3 years of employment repairing digital cameras.

E-Readers (including iPads)
   

3 years of related employment in e-reader repair, help desk, or customer service.

2 years employment at an Apple store as a Genius

Electronic Musical Instruments  MECP or ISCET certified training in electronic musical instrument repair  OR 5 years of related employment repairing electronic musical instruments
Exercise Equipment     3 years of related employment in exercise equipment diagnosis and repair.

Game Systems
MECP or certification in brand-specific game system repair OR 3 years of related employment repairing  game systems.

GPS
MECP certification    3 years of related employment in GPS repair, help desk, or customer service.
Home Security Systems MECP, ESPA, or certification in brand-specific home security systems OR 3 years of related employment with home security systems.

Home Theater-Stereo
MECP or ISCET certification  OR 3 years of related employment in home-theatre equipment.

Office Equipment
A COMPTIA PDI+ or CompTIA A+ certification OR

 5 years of relevant employment.

Preference given to applicants with experience in help desk, technical support, or training.

Phone Systems Brand-specific certifications (i.e. Cisco, Avaya, RingCentral, etc.)   5 years of related employment in office phone system installation and troubleshooting, help desk, technical support, or training.

Printers
A COMPTIA PDI+ or CompTIA A+ certification OR 5 years of relevant employment or  experience in help desk, technical support, or training.

Recorders and Players
MECP or ISCET certification  OR

3 years of related employment working with recorders and players.

2 years employment at an Apple store as a Genius

Smartphones MECP,  ISCET or OS-specific (i.e. iPhone, Android) certification   

3 years of related employment in cell phone/smart phone repair, help desk, or customer service.

2 years employment at an Apple store as a Genius

TV MECP or ISCET certification  OR 3 years of related employment working with TVs.
UK Electronics  A consumer electronics degree or certification OR 3 years of related employment in UK electronics repair.

 

Engineering

Specialty Active licenses or certifications   Relevant work experience
Engineering

Engineering license or certification from a state or nationally recognized institution

AND 2 years

 

Finance / Tax

Specialty Active licenses or certifications   Relevant work experience
Canada Tax Canadian accounting or tax lawyer license AND 3 years
General finance
Capital Gains

One of the following licenses or certifications:

  • US Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Accredited Retirement Advisor
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Mortgage Broker 
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)
AND 5 years
Financial software    

2 years financial software helpdesk or training employment

or employment as a bookkeeper or accountant using financial software like Quickbooks

Social Security

US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or tax lawyer                 

Government insurance is acceptable as well.                  

AND 5 years
Tax

At least one of the following, with certification number, jurisdiction of issuance and expiration date: 

  • PTIN Tax ID Number (PTIN)
  • US Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Tax attorney
  • Enrolled agent
  • Enrolled retirement plan agent
  • Enrolled actuary
  • Certified acceptance agent
  • State license
AND 5 years
UK Pensions
UK Tax
UK accountant or tax lawyer license AND 5 years

 

Home Improvement

Specialty Active licenses or certifications   Relevant work experience or business ownership
Appliance repair

Any of these certifications:

  • National Appliance Service Technician Certification (NASTeC)
  • CAMT Certificate 
  • State-issued appliance repair certification
OR 2 years
Australia whitegoods An Australian electrician license or white goods repair license OR 2 years
Clock Repair US: CC21 or CMC horology certification
UK: Level 3, 4 and 5 horology diplomas
AND 2 years
Electrical Electrician or general contractor license AND 2 years
General Home Improvement General contractor license AND 2 years 
HVAC

HVAC license (or)
EPA 608 Certification: type 2, 3 or universal

AND 2 years
Landscaping International Society of Arboriculture
or Landscape Design Society Certification
OR 2 years
Plumbing State issued plumbing license, Hydronic license 
or General Contractor license
AND 2 years
Pool and Spa PPSP, CMS, CST or CPO certification OR 2 years
Small Appliance National Appliance Service Technician (NASTeC)  OR 2 years
Small Engine

Small engine repair/technology certification from the
Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC)

or state-issued certification

OR 2 years
UK Appliance CCN1 or CKRI training OR 2 years
UK Plumbing NVQ level 2 diploma or above in plumbing AND 2 years

 

Legal

Specialty Active license or certification in good standing   Relevant work experience or ownership of a law practice
Australia Law
European Law
French Law
German Law
Ireland Law
New Zealand Law
Scots Law
South Africa Law
Spain Law
Lawyer, barrister, or solicitor license
or certification from the applicable country 
 AND 4 years practicing law in that country
Bankruptcy Law
Business Law
Consumer Protection Law
Criminal Law
Education Law
Employment Law
Estate Law
Family Law
FL Real Estate Law
Fraud Examiner
Immigration Law
Intellectual Property Law
Landlord-Tenant Law
General Legal
Military Law
Personal Injury Law
Real Estate Law
Traffic Law
US attorney license AND  4 years practicing law in that specialty
California Real Estate Law
California Employment Law
US attorney license issued by the State Bar of California
that is active and in good standing,
AND  4 years practicing California real estate law
Canada Business Law
Canada Criminal Law
Canada Family Law
Canada Law
Canadian attorney license that is active and in good standing AND  4 Years in specialty
Hawaii Law Pro Bono US attorney license issued by the Hawaii State Bar Association
that is active and in good standing
AND  4 Years in specialty
UK Bankruptcy Law
UK Employment Law
UK Family Law
UK Immigration Law
UK General Law
UK Traffic Law
UK lawyer, barrister, or solicitor license or certificate
that is active and in good standing
AND  4 Years in specialty

 

Medical

Specialty Active US license in good standing   Relevant work experience or ownership of a medical practice
Medical MD/DO license   AND 4 years employment, fellowships or residencies in specialty
Dental DDS license AND 4 years employment, fellowships or residencies in specialty

 

Veterinary and Animal Behavior

Specialty Active license or certifications   Relevant work experience
Bird Veterinary
Cat Veterinary
Dog Veterinary
Horse Veterinary
Large Animal Veterinary
Horse Management
Pet
Reptile
Veterinary license that is active and in good standing AND 2 years Vet employment or ownership in a veterinary practice
Dog training Active valid dog training certification (Examples: CCPDT, IIABC, AKC, CKC, Petco, Petland) issued at least 2 years prior to applying AND 2 years verified experience as a paid dog trainer

 

Wellness

Specialty Active license in good standing   Education or active certifications   Relevant work experience or ownership of a practice
Autism MD/DO license AND Board certification by the American Medical Autism Board (AMAB) AND 4 years employment, fellowships or residencies in specialty
HIV and AIDS MD/DO license AND MD/DO degree (or local equivalent) that is active and in good standing, plus board certification by the American board of Internal Medicine AND 4 years employment, fellowships or residencies in specialty
Homeopathy MD/DO license AND Board certification by the American board of homeotherapeutics or equivalent certification AND 4 years employment, fellowships or residencies in specialty

Wellness

Mental Health

Parenting

Relationship

Examples of accepted licensing:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) 
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor of Mental Health (LPCC) 
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
OR PhD in Psychology (PhD)  or MD AND 4 years employment, fellowships or residencies in specialty
Pharmacy  A US state-issued PharmD license     AND 4 years working as a Pharmacist



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