When he opened his mail he was surprised to see that his license had been suspended.
It was 2047, and for many, many years there had been requirements for all professions to be licensed. Doctors, lawyers, hair dressers, prostitutes—even general contractors had succumbed to licensing in one form or another.
The letter stated that his license had been revoked for failure to get the required number of hours of continuing education. In order for him to get his license re-instated, he would need to submit proof of the completion of required continuing education. There was a separate sheet that listed all the approved courses that could be used to meet the requirements—including some online courses.
He was warned that if he were to continue working without a proper license he could have his license revoked permanently. He was in shock that this could happen to him.