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Michigan Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Michigan.

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Company Licenses

Michigan Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Michigan Electrical Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially

Michigan Elevator Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Elevator Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Elevator Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Michigan Fire Alarm Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Fire Alarm Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Fire Alarm Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially by December 31.

Michigan Maintenance and Alteration Contractor Company License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Triennially by May 31.

Michigan Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Mechanical Contractor Examination & Licensing

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially

Michigan Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially

Michigan Residential Builder Company License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division
Notes:

Firms must have a representative apply for the individual license and then apply for the firm license.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Triennially by May 31.

Michigan Sign Specialty Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Michigan Sign Specialty Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Michigan Sign Specialty Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Michigan Type 1 Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Michigan Type 2 Asbestos Abatement Contractor License

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Contractor License Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300

Individual Licenses

Michigan Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Contrator/Supervisor Accreditation

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Inspector Accreditation

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Management Planner Accreditation

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Project Designer Accreditation

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Michigan Asbestos Abatement Worker Accreditation

Agency:Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Asbestos Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Asbestos Abatement Accreditation Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Michigan Boiler Installer License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Boiler Installer's or Repairer's Examination

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + $80 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Boiler Operator License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Boiler Operator or Stationary Engineer Examination and Registration

Agency Fee:

$50 applicaiton fee + $80 if applying for either Low Pressure OR High Pressure status and additional $80 if applying for BOTH High and Low Pressure status.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Boiler Repairer License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Boiler Installer's or Repairer's Examination

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee + $80 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Electrical Journeyman License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Elevator Journeyperson License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Elevator Examinations

Agency Fee:

$100 Exam fee and $40 license fee

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Fire Alarm Specialty Technician License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Lead Inspector Certification / License

Agency:Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Healthy Homes Section
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Qualifying Individual Requirements:
  • 1-year related experience + bachelor’s degree; OR
  • 2-years’ related experience + associates degree; OR
  • 3-years’ related experience + high school diploma

Initial Registration

Form:

Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by date applied. Option 1 : March - August $475. Option 2 September - February  $325 

Notes:

If applying for reciprocity, verify out of state training meets Michigan requirements outlined in Act 333.5468 and Rules 325.99301 – 325.99304 by contacting the Department at 517-335-9390 or HHSInfo@Michigan.gov.

Before you Apply:

The Michigan Lead Abatement Act requires individuals engaging in lead-based paint activities be certified through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) prior to conducting work.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Lead Inspector/Assessor Renewal Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

$300 renewal fee + $125 exam fee = $425

Due:

Annually by March 30. 

Michigan Maintenance and Alteration Contractor Individual License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Triennially by May 31.

Michigan Master Electrician License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Master Plumber License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Triennially by April 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Initial Registration

Form:

Registration for Plumbing Apprentice

Agency Fee:

$15

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Annually by April 30.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Michigan Residential Builder Individual License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$150

Due:

Triennially by May 31.

Michigan Sign Specialist License

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Construction Codes - Licensing Division

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

A renewal notice is sent prior to expiration-no form on website.

Explore Licensing in Other States

Associated General Contractors of America
Professional association providing advocacy and organization for construction firms and workers.

National Association of Home Builders
National association for the promotion of the housing industry.

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies
National organization that represents and promotes the interests of state level contractor licensing agencies.

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