Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing


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Contact Information

Physical address:
2407 N. Grand River Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906

Mailing address:
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-241-0199

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Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Michigan Architecture, Engineering, or Surveying Firm Approval

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Law:

MCL 339.2010

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At 2/3 of the officers and directors must be licensed design professionals.

Professional Corporations:

  • All shareholders and officers must be licensed design professionals.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At 2/3 of the members and managers must be licensed design professionals.

Professional Limited Liability Companies:

  • All members and managers must be licensed design professionals.

Partnerships:

  • At 2/3 of the partners must be licensed design professionals.
Notes:

Firm licenses are not issued at the state level, however, firms must receive approval from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs before offering services to the public. Firms must also employ an individual in responsible charge of the professional services performed by the firm.

Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • For each professional service offered by the firm, identify a full-time employee who is a Michigan licensed design professional to be in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Michigan.
  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.

Foreign Applicants:

  • For each professional service offered by the firm, identify a full-time employee who is a Michigan licensed design professional to be in responsible charge of the firm's professional activities in Michigan.
  • Ensure that your Michigan entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 30 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division.
  2. Register online by providing the following information: Name of the firm seeking approval, Address of the firm, Name of the person submitting the request, and a certification stating that "2/3 of the principals of (Your Firm Name) are licensed in Michigan under Article 20 of the Occupational Code and the conduct of the firm and its principals complies with the law and rules promulgated by the Department".

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division.
  2. Register online by providing the following information: Name of the firm seeking approval, Address of the firm, Name of the person submitting the request, and a certification stating that "2/3 of the principals of (Your Firm Name) are licensed in Michigan under Article 20 of the Occupational Code and the conduct of the firm and its principals complies with the law and rules promulgated by the Department".
Fact Checked:3/17/21

Renewal Not Required

Not required



No renewal application is required, but upon request by the department, a firm shall report to the department the names and addresses of its principals, persons in responsible charge, unlicensed principals, and any other information the department considers necessary.

Michigan Collection Agency License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Bond Requirements:

Between $5,000 and $50,000.

Notes:

Michigan does not issue branch office licenses, but agencies with multiple locations will each need an agency license.

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Collection Agency License Application

Agency Fee:

$225

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Amendment

Form:

Collection Agency Non-Owner Manager Change Application

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Amendment

Form:

Request for Name and/or Address Update

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Within 30 days of a change to agency name or address.

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Reinstatement Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Supplemental Reporting
Annual Report of Business and Operations

Form:

Annual Report of Business and Operations

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by May 16.

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Michigan Collection Agency Manager License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:1/8/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Collection Agency Manager Application

Agency Fee:

$85

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by June 30.

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Reinstatement Application

Agency Fee:

$35

Fact Checked:1/8/19

Michigan Landscape Architect License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Landscape Architects License/Relicensure/Reinstatement Application

Agency Fee:

$260 if applying during the second half of the biennial license period and $320 if applying during the first half of the biennial licensing period.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Biennially by July 31.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Personnel Agent License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Requirement Notes:


  • Applicants must be of good moral character and be at least 18 years of age.
  • Pass the Personnel Agent examination administered through PSI Services, LLC (PSI). 
Fact Checked:10/28/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Personnel Agency Employment or Consulting Agent License Application

Agency Fee:

$70

Fact Checked:1/7/20

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/7/20

Michigan Professional Engineer License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

"Electronic signature" means a signature created by electronic or optical means and affixed electronically to a document or electronic document with intent to sign the document.

MCL 339.2007

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

"Electronic seal" means a seal created by electronic or optical means and affixed electronically to a document or electronic document.

MCL 339.2007

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Biennially by October 31.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Michigan Professional Surveyor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:6/4/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$85

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by October 31.

Fact Checked:6/3/19

Michigan Real Estate Broker License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Professional Licensing
Fact Checked:3/2/17

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for a Broker Company or Branch Office License

Agency Fee:

Depends on when you register: $71 minimum and $143 maximum.

Fact Checked:3/2/17

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

Depends on when you register: $91 minimum and $163 maximum.

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:3/2/17

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