so I'm thinking about moving to New York State (upstate area) in a few years and want to know what the licensing requirements are. I'll be moving from Colorado where there is a state mandated apprentice program that includes 288 hours of classroom and 8000 hours of on the job to be able to sit for the journeyman test. My plan is to get my JW in Colorado and then move to NY. Does NY recognize other states licenses? Would I have to take their test. Any info on the licensing in NY state would be great.