If you want to receive job leads and ratings, then the short answer is 'Yes' - as a standards-based service we only accept trade professionals with a formal qualification or accreditation for their field where one exists.
This includes National Craft certificates, FETAC awards, City & Guilds and other universally recognised qualifications. Accreditations from professional bodies will also be considered as will registrations with regulatory bodies. Documentary proof will be required to be submitted as part of the joining process.
Where no formal qualification exists for a given trade other evidence of suitability will be requested.
If you join a Basic Plan without job leads, then proof of qualification is not required as you will not have access to jobs submitted by homeowners. However, you will have access to the website builder, the escrow platform, discounts and many other benefits.