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Michigan Contractor Licenses

The State of Michigan has no reciprocity agreements in place with any other state. Select any of the licenses below to view its requirements, exams, books, and classes.

Business and Law

Business and Law tests that contractors listed under the Maintenance and Alteration category will be required to pass along with the trade exam

Residential Builder

Build, remodel and wreck residential properties, including pre-assembled houses and shells

Maintenance and Alteration

Demolishing, remodeling, and reselling residential structures, including townhouses of no more than three stories

Basement Waterproofing (T)

Basement waterproof coatings

Boiler Installer 1B

Install low-pressure boilers under 1,000,000 BTU/hour firing rate

Boiler Installer 2B

Installation of low-pressure boilers of any firing rate

Boiler Installer 3B

Includes scope for class 2B license, install/repair non-boiler external piping (ASME code B31.1), and boilers up to 5,000 lbs of steam per hour

Boiler Installer 4B

Covers scope for class 3B license plus installation of boilers (maximum 300,000 lbs of steam per hour)

Boiler Installer 5B

Same scope as class 4B license plus boilers of any firing rate, except those with a nuclear heat source

Boiler Installer 6B

Install all boilers, including those with a nuclear heat source within its system

Boiler Piping (Installer and Repairer)

Install and repair non-boiler external piping (ASME B31.1)

Boiler Repairer I

Boiler repair, not including welding, riveting or other fabrication processes

Boiler Repairer II

Covers class I license scope plus the maintenance of hot water supply and fire tube boilers of any pressure

Boiler Repairer III

Repair high-pressure boilers, repair and replace non-boiler external piping (ASME B31.1), and all work covered by the class II license

Boiler Repairer IV

Covers the scope defined for the class III license plus field-erect and replace boilers of any pressure, but not those with a nuclear heat source

Boiler Repairer V

Includes the scope for class IV license and reparation of boilers with a nuclear heat source

Carpentry (A)

Wood framing, structural and finish carpentry

Concrete (B)

Placing, finishing, pouring, and forming structural and non-structural concrete structures

Ductwork

Air conditioning and non-AC duct systems

Dumbwaiter (DW) Class C

Install and service dumbwaiter systems

Dumbwaiter (DW) Class C Journeyperson

Supervise the install or repair of dumbwaiters (no direct contracting)

Electrical Contractor

All types of electrical systems

Electrical Journeyman

Electrical wiring installation and alteration (non-contractor)

Elevator Class A

Construction and maintenance of elevator systems

Elevator Class A Journeyperson

Supervise, install and maintain elevators while working under a contractor

Elevator Maintenance and Repair Class B

Elevator reparation and maintenance

Elevator Maintenance and Repair Journeyperson Class B

Oversee the maintenance and repair elevators

Excavation (D)

Manual and mechanical manipulation of soil materials

Facility Electrical Non-Contractor

Can legally work on the electrical systems of facilities within the context of facility management (not a contractor’s license)

Fire Alarm Contractor

Fire alarm systems and equipment

Fire Alarm Specialty Technician

Fire alarm systems design, installation, and alteration

Fire Suppression

Install fire-suppression and fire-extinguisher discharger systems

Fuel Gas Piping

Install piping, valves, and fittings (from outlet to inlet) used for natural and manufactured gas, or a mixture of both, and liquified petroleum

Fuel Gas Piping and Venting

Install fuel gas piping and continuous open passageways from the flue collar to the outside

General Elevator Inspector

Inspects elevators (must hold a general certificate of competency)

Gutters (O)

Install and repair gutters for rainwater displacement on roofs

House Wrecking (R)

Demolition of houses and buildings

HUD Installer

Install new manufactured homes (not previously occupied units)

HVAC Equipment (includes ductwork and gas piping)

Install HVAC systems, ductwork, gas piping and venting

Hydronic Heating and Cooling and Process Piping

Assemble hydronic heating and cooling systems, process piping, combustion air, gas piping, and venting

Insulation Work (G)

Thermal insulation using any type of material

Journeyman Plumber

Plumbing installation without directly contracting

Limited Heating Service

Servicing fuel-fired heating systems (maximum 399,000 BTUs) and sectional boilers (up to 1,000,000 BTUs)

Limited Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service

Service refrigeration/air conditioning systems employing the refrigeration cycle and group-one refrigerants

Limited-Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Class C

Construction and maintenance of Limited-Use Limited-Application elevator systems

Limited-Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Class C Journeyperson

Supervise or install/repair Limited-Use Limited Application elevators on behalf of a licensed contractor

LP Distribution Piping

Install fuel gas piping from first stage regulator outlet to second stage regulator inlet

Masonry (I)

Construction and maintenance of structures made of bricks, sand, stone, cement blocks, etc.

Master Electrician

Supervise the installation of electrical wiring equipment following standard rules and regulations

Master Plumber

Plan and supervise the installation of plumbing sytems

Mobile Homes Installer and Repairer

Set up and maintain manufactured homes

Painting & Decorating (J)

Paint and decorate houses and buildings

Platform Lifts (PL) Class C

Erect and maintain platform lifts systems

Platform Lifts (PL) Class C Journeyperson

Supervise the installation and servicing of platform lifts

Plumbing Contractor

Plumbing sytems using any known plumbing materials and components

Private Residence Elevators (RES) Class C

Private residential elevators

Private Residence Elevators (RES) Class C Journeyperson

Supervise, erect or repair private residence elevators (not contracting)

Refrigeration

Refrigeration and air conditioning equipment

Roofing (M)

Shingle, metal, tile, flat, and any other type of roofing system

Salesperson

Must have salesperson license if soliciting or securing, for compensation, business for a residential builder or Maintenance and Alteration contractor

Screens & Storm Sash (N)

Assemble interior and exterior features for windows and certain types of doors

Security Alarm System

Assemble and service security alarm systems

Siding (K)

Cladding of interior and exterior building surfaces

Sign Specialist

All types of electric signs

Sign Specialty Contractor

Assemble and maintain electric sign devices, as well as their wiring

Solid Fuel Equipment and Vented Decorative Gas Appliances

Install combusted solid fuel heat equipment and vented gas appliances

Solar Heating and Cooling

Install systems that utilize solar energy for heating or cooling

Special Elevator Inspector

Elevator inspections requiring a special certificate of competency

Stairway Chairlifts (SC) Class C

Installation and maintenance of stairway chairlift systems

Stairway Chairlifts (SC) Class C Journeyperson

Supervise the installation or maintenance of stairway chairlifts

Swimming Pools (S)

Construct and service swimming pools

Tile & Marble (P)

Install several types of tile and marble in residential or commercial buildings (indoor and outdoor)

Unlimited Heating Service

Service heating equipment of any thermal capacity, fuel oil grade and fuel type

Unlimited Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service

Service refrigeration or air conditioning equipments, or any system employing the refrigeration cycle with no thermal capacity or type of refrigerant restrictions


Builders and Remodelers

Michigan contractors are regulated by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Within LARA, there are several bureaus, among which we can find the Bureau of Construction Codes BCC. This division is responsible for the issuing, examination, and application processing for the Residential Builders and Residential Maintenance and Alteration (A&M) Contractor Licenses, among its several duties. Additionally, the examination process is managed by PSI©.

Michigan currently offers the Residential Builders License and the Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License. Whether the applicant has previous field experience or not, he/she must follow all the application steps in order to receive a license. Please note that unlike other contractor licenses in Michigan, Residential and A&M contractors are not required to show proof of experience.

Please note that any work that totals $600 or more in materials and labor must be performed by a contractor licensed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

How to apply for a Residential Builders or a Maintenance & Alteration License?

In order to obtain a Residential Builders or a Maintenance & Alteration License the applicant must follow these steps:

  1. Take the 60 hours of approved prelicensure education course (this must be taken through an approved provider.
  2. Be of good moral character.
  3. Be at least 18 years old.
  4. Submit an application with the corresponding fee and the following documents:
  5. If applying for the Maintenance & Alteration License (ignore if applying for Residential Builder), the applicant must select one of the following classifications for the test:
    • Basement Waterproofing
    • Carpentry
    • Concrete
    • Excavation
    • Gutters
    • House Wrecking
    • Insulation
    • Masonry
    • Roofing
    • Siding
    • Swimming Pools
    • Tile and Marble
    • Screen and Storm Sash
  6. Once approved, the agency will contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will get in touch with the applicant via email in order to schedule the examination.
  7. Take and pass the Business and Residential Builder or the chosen Maintenance & Alteration trade examinations within one year of application approval.
  8. Upon passing the exams, you will receive your contractor’s license.

Salesperson

Who needs a Salesperson License in Michigan?

Any person who receives compensation for providing business to a Residential or M&A contractor should be licensed as a Salesperson with the State. Specific examples of individuals who might need this license are:

  • Commissioned Salespersons.
  • A licensed Residential or M&A contractor referring another licensed builder in exchange for a referral fee.
  • Centers that sell products and contract for installation on behalf of a licensed contractor.
  • People working with model homes who want to contact clients for future construction.

How to get a Salesperson License in Michigan?

  1. Take and pass the PSI© examination
    • Builder/M&A Contractor Salesperson licensing examination candidates do NOT need to apply to the State before testing. There is no pre-licensure education requirement for the salesperson.
    • An examination is not required if it is regarding a licensed residential or M&A contractor who is looking to hire another contractor of that same nature.
  2. Once approved, the state will issue the license under the Salesperson's name and will mail it to the hiring contractor to display on the wall. The state will also issue a pocket card for the Salesperson to carry.
    • A salesperson cannot be licensed to more than one contractor at once.
    • A residential builder or M&A contractor salesperson is not the same as a Real Estate salesperson.

Useful Links for Builders and Remodelers in Michigan

Important Contact Information for Michigan Builders

Bureau of Construction Codes

611 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, MI 48933

517-241-9309
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Official BCC website

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Bureau of Professional Licensing
2407 N Grand River Ave
Lansing MI 48906

Official LARA Website
517-241-0199
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PSI© Services

3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas NV-89121

PSI© Testing Home Page


Electrical and Plumbing

The department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is the institution in charge of the lincensing application process for plumbers and electricians in the State of Michigan. Additionally, the entity that manages examinations for said licenses is PSI©. However, before engaging in the licensure process, the candidates must first register through the State of Michigan.

Nonetheless, if residing in an area where these licenses are issued locally, please abstain from applying with these forms or through the state. Instead, apply directly for licensure with the local authority (e.g. City of Grand Rapids, City of Detroit); once licensed, go through the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) to register the license with the State of Michigan. Please note that electrical and plumbing examinations may include questions from the Skill Trades Regulation Act 2016 PA 407.

How to Get an Electrical Contractor’s License in Michigan?

  1. Choose 1 out of 10 licenses available in the electrical category:
    • Electrical Contractor
    • Master Electrician
    • Fire Alarm Contractor
    • Fire Alarm Specialty Technician
    • Fire Alarm Specialty Technician Apprentice
    • Sign Specialty Contractor
    • Sign Specialist
    • Electrical Journeyman
    • Electrical Apprentice
    • Facility Electrical Non-Contractor
  2. Satisfy the licensing requirementsfor the chosen trade:
    • Experience and Education requirements:
      • Electrical Contractor: Hold a master electrician license or has not less than one master electrician residing in Michigan full-time employed.
      • Master Electrician: 12000 hours of experience in 6 years, under the supervision of a master electrician. Furthermore, has held an electrical journeyman license for at least two years.
      • Fire Alarm Contractor: Posses a fire alarm specialty technician license or has at least one of the mentioned technician residing in this state full-time employed.
      • Fire Alarm Specialty Technician: Be certified as an associate engineering technician (level II or a number disposed of by the board) by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET).
      • Fire Alarm Specialty Technician Apprentice: Contact the state for further information.
      • Sign Specialty Contractor: Have a sign specialist license or have no less than one specialist full-time employed and residing in the state. In addition, public liability insurance evidence is required.
      • Sign Specialist: 4000 hours of experience obtained in two years must be verified by a person with this same license. Moreover, it must approve a training course per a 2016 PA 407.
      • Electrical Journeyman: 8000 hours of practice experience in four years under the supervision of a person licensed under 2016 PA 407. Furthermore, credit may be provided for graduation or attendance from a recognized educational program.
      • Electrical apprentice Contact the state for further information.
      • Facility Electrical Non-Contractor: Contact the state for further information.
    • Minimum age requierement.
      • Electrical Contractor: 18 years old
      • Master Electrician: 22 years old
      • Fire Alarm Contractor: 18 years of age
      • Fire Alarm Specialty Technician: 20 years of age
      • Fire Alarm Specialty Technician Apprentice: 18 years of age
      • Sign Specialty Contractor: 18 years of age
      • Sign Specialist: Must be at least 18 years old
      • Electrical Journeyman: 20 years old
      • Electrical Apprentice: 18 years old
      • Facility Electrical Non-Contractor: 18 years old
  3. Submit the application via mail or online along with the corresponding fee(s).
  4. Upon approval schedule with PSI©:
    1. Wait for the department's approval. Then, expect a letter with payment and schedule instructions for the PSI© examination.
    2. If the application is denied, reapplication is needed.
    3. To schedule and pay for the PSI© examination, register or sign in with the same data of the LARA initial application.
    4. Select the corresponding examination and add the information sent by the BCC.
    5. Pay and schedule the examination.

How to Apply for a Plumbing Contractor’s License in Michigan?

  1. Choose one of the licenses available for the plumbing category:
    • Plumbing Contractor License
    • Master Plumber License
    • Journey Plumber License
    • Plumbing Apprentice License
  2. Meet the licensing requirements for the chosen license:
    • Plumbing Contractor
      • Have a master plumber license or employ a holder of a master plumber license as a representative.
      • Make sure to be a sole proprietor, a partner in a partnership, an officer of a corporation, or a member of a limited liability company.
      • Provide information regarding residence and business addresses during the last five years, the name of a legal representative of the liability company, and the name, address, and license number of the representative licensed master plumber.
    • Master Plumber
      • Be at least 18 years old.
      • Have 4,000 hours of experience as a Journey Plumber for at least two years previous to the application.
    • Journey Plumber
      • Be at least 18 years old.
      • Have at least 6,000 hours of experience for three years minimum as a plumbing apprentice under the supervision of a licensed master plumber.
    • Plumbing Apprentice
  3. Complete and submit the application:
  4. Once the application is approved make sure to recieve a letter with payment and schedule instructions for the PSI© examination, and schedule the test with the official provider:
    1. Go to the PSI© examination website
    2. Sign in or register with the same credentials as the LARA initial application
    3. Select the corresponding examination and add the information sent by the BCC
    4. Pay and schedule the examination
    5. Take the examination.
  5. After taking and approving the exam, PSI© will notify the board, and the license will be issued.

Useful Links and Contact Information for Plumbers and Electricians

PSI© Exam Online Services LLC

3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas NV-89121

855-579-4635
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PSI© Test Schedule

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Bureau of Professional Licensing
2407 N Grand River Ave
Lansing MI 48906

LARA Online Services
517-241-0199
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Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC)

P.O. Box 30254
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9316
Official BCC website

Security Alarm Systems Contractor

The Security Alarm Systems contractor licenses are issued by the department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

How to get a Security Alarm Systems Contractor License in Michigan?

  1. Satisfy the following criteria:
    • Be at least 21 years old.
    • Be a high school graduate.
    • Have a clean criminal record.
    • Do not have a conviction related to any of the following in the last five years:
      • Lack of honesty or fraudulent actions
      • Disclosure, trading classified information or data
      • Impersonating a police officer or a worker of the US, or governmental subdivision of Michigan
      • Illicitly using or possessing a threatening weapon
      • Two alcohol-related infractions
      • Controlled substances under the public health code 1978 PA 368
      • Aggression
    • Have not been declared insane by a court, unless restored by a court order.
    • Do not have pending arrest warrants.
    • Have an office located in Michigan and an administrator who is a Michigan resident.
    • Have posted a $25,000 surety bond with the Department or furnishes an insurance policy in the amount of $25,000 for property damages, $100,000 for injury or death of one person, and $200,000 for injuries to or deaths of more than one person.
  2. Meet at least one of the following experience requirements:
    • Have a security alarm system contracting business for a period of not less than 3 years.
    • Have four years of full-time experience in a supervisory capacity working for a security alarm system contracting business as an employee of the holder of a certificate of authority to conduct such business.
    • If lacking the 4-year supervisory work experience, the Department will notify you authorizing you to take the exam.
  3. If applying for a new license, currently have a license with CSCL or want a renewal, submit a registration online in The Michigan Commercial Licensing, Enforcement and Regulation System (MiCLEAR).
  4. The enrollment will be reviewed to determine if the applicant meets the criteria.
  5. Once the requirements are approved, a letter will be sent to the applicant stating the fee amount based on the time needed for evaluation.
  6. Pay the required fee online via MiCLEAR.
  7. Take the PSI© examination.
  8. Receive the license upon obtaining passing scores on your test.

Useful links for Security Alarm Systems Contractors

Contact Information for Security Alarm Systems Contractors

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

Bureau of Professional Licensing
2407 N Grand River Ave
Lansing MI 48906

Official LARA Website
517-241-0199
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Bureau of Construction Codes

2407 N Grand River Ave
Lansing MI 48906

Official BCC website
517-241-9309
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Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL)

2407 N. Grand River Ave
Lansing MI 48906

Official CSCL Website
517-241-9221
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PSI© Exams Online Services LLC

3210 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121

PSI&copy Exams Website
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Mechanical and Boilers

The Mechanical and Boiler contractor licenses are issued by the department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), through the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC), and the Skilled Trades Division. Michigan currently issues two types of boiler licenses, which are the Boiler Installer’s License and the Boiler Repairer’s License. Additionally, there is a class P License listed under both licenses, which allows a contractor to perform either external piping repairs or installations depending on the chosen trade. Michigan currently licenses fourteen different types of mechanical contractors.

How to Obtain the Michigan Mechanical Contractors License?

  1. Select one of the 14 Michigan mechanical licenses available:
    • Ductwork
    • Fire Suppression
    • Fuel Gas Piping
    • Fuel Gas Piping and Venting
    • HVAC Equipment
    • Hydronic Heating and Cooling and Process Piping
    • Limited Heating Service
    • Limited Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service
    • LP Distribution Piping
    • Refrigeration
    • Solar Heating and Cooling
    • Solid Fuel Equipment and Vented Decorative Gas Appliances
    • Unlimited Heating Service
    • Unlimited Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service
  2. Satisfy the criteria for licensure:
    • Be of good moral character.
    • Have at least 3 years or 6,000 hours of experience in the license classification chosen.
      • Have at least 3 years or 6,000 hours of experience in the license classification chosen.
      • Include a thorough description of each previous work performed, along with its corresponding dates, employers, and length of work.
      • Include the types of equipment or systems worked on (e.g. venting and duct systems, types of refrigerants, tonnage, etc.).
    • If adding a new classification to an existing license. You must have held the pre-requisite classification for not less than 3 years IMMEDIATELY preceding the date of your application to qualify to add a classification.
      • Ductwork - Must have HVAC
      • Limited Heating Service - Must have HVAC
      • Limited Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service - Must have HVAC or Refrigeration
      • Unlimited Heating Service - Must have HVAC or Limited Heating Service
      • Unlimited Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service - Must have, Refrigeration, Limited Refrigeration or AC Service
      • Specialties - Must have HVAC
  3. Fill out an online application or send a completed paper form by mail to P.O. Box 30255, Lansing, MI 48909, along with the corresponding non-refundable application fee and the required documents.
  4. Expect a response from the corresponding Department and if approved PSI© will contact the applicant in order to schedule the examination.
  5. Take the exam(s).
  6. Upon successful completion of the exams, the testing company will notify the licensing board and a license will be issued.

How to get the Boiler Installer or Boiler Repairer License?

  1. If applying for the Boiler Installer License, choose one of the following classes:
    • Class 1B: Low-pressure boilers that do not exceed a firing rate of 1,000,000 BTUs.
    • Class 2B: Low-pressure boilers of any capacity or firing rate.
    • Class 3B: Power boilers that have a capacity of not more than 5,000 pounds of steam per hour.
    • Class 4B: Boiler that has a capacity of not more than 300,000 pounds of steam per hour.
    • Class 5B: Boilers that have any capacity or firing rate, excluding nuclear heat source boilers.
    • Class 6B: Boilers that utilize a nuclear heat source.
    • Class P: Install or replace non-boiler external piping or repair non-boiler external piping.
  2. If applying for the Boiler Repairer License, choose one of the following classes:
    • Class I: Repair boilers by means other than welding, riveting, or other fabrication process.
    • Class II: Repair a low-pressure boilers, hot water supply boilers, and fire tube boilers of any pressure.
    • Class III: Repair a high-pressure boilers.
    • Class IV: Repair or field-erect boilers of any pressure.
    • Class V: Erect and repair boilers with a nuclear heat source.
    • Class P: Install or repair non-boiler external piping.
  3. Meet the licensing requirements for repairers and installers:
    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience in all the phases of boiler Installation in the chosen class.
      • Installers with 2 years of experience in the manufacturing, construction, design, or inspection of boilers, can use that time towards the 5 years of required minimum experience; repairers can use up to 3 years.
      • If any installation requires welding, it is essential to file welding procedure specifications and qualification reports that meet ASME© code Section IX (welding, brazing, and fusing qualifications) requirements with the boiler division.
    • It is not a requirement to have a clean criminal record to apply for these licenses.
  4. Submit an online application or mail a completed paper application that includes proof of required experience from a previous employer and the applicable license fee.
  5. Once the application is approved, PSI© will send information regarding instructions for registration and scheduling.
  6. Take and pass the examination for the desired license.
  7. Once the examination is successfully completed, the license will be issued.

Useful links and contact information for mechanical and boiler contractors

Mechanical License Application and Examination Information
Boiler License Application and Examination Information

BCC's Mechanical Division

Mechanical Divison
517-241-9325
Fax: 517-241-0130
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BCC's Boilers Division

Boiler Division
517-582-5479
Fax: 517-241-0130
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Elevators and Mobile Homes

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is responsible for the regulation of Michigan contractors. LARA ensures that all those practicing businesses within the state are adequately licensed. LARA extends to several Bureaus, among which we can highlight the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC). BCC is responsible for examining and licensing contractors in boilers, electrical, elevator, mechanical, plumbing, residential builders, and maintenance and alteration. BCC comprises several divisions, such as the Elevator Division and the Mobile Homes Division

The Elevator Division enforces the Michigan Elevator Code, including elevator registration, application, examination, and licensing. The Mobile Homes Division is in charge of the Mobile Homes program, which regulates the dealer, repair, and installer licenses.

How to Apply for an Elevator Contractor's License?

  1. Choose one of the following licenses in the elevator category:
    • Dumbwaiter (DW) Class C
    • Dumbwaiter (DW) Class C Journeyperson
    • Elevator Class A
    • Elevator Class A Journeyperson
    • Elevator Maintenance and Repair Class B
    • Elevator Maintenance and Repair Journeyperson Class B
    • General Elevator Inspector
    • Limited-Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Class C
    • Limited-Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Class C Journeyperson
    • Platform Lifts (PL) Class C
    • Platform Lifts (PL) Class C Journeyperson
    • Private Residence Elevators (RES) Class C
    • Private Residence Elevators (RES) Class C Journeyperson
    • Special Elevator Inspector
    • Stairway Chairlifts (SC) Class C
    • Stairway Chairlifts (SC) Class C Journeyperson
  2. Meet the requirements for the chosen license.
    • Dumbwaiter (DW) Class C:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Dumbwaiter (DW) Class C Journeyperson:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Elevator Class A:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Elevator Class A Journeyperson:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Elevator Maintenance and Repair Class B:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Elevator Maintenance and Repair Journeyperson Class B:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • General Elevator Inspector:
      • Three years of experience in designing, installing, maintaining, or inspecting elevators.
      • At least one written reference certifying your experience.
      • Take and pass the written and oral examination.
    • Limited-Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Class C:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Limited-Use Limited Application Elevators (LULA) Class C Journeyperson:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Platform Lifts (PL) Class C:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Platform Lifts (PL) Class C Journeyperson:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Private Residence Elevators (RES) Class C:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Private Residence Elevators (RES) Class C Journeyperson:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Special Elevator Inspector:
      • Three years of experience in the field of elevator construction.
      • At least one written reference certifying your experience.
      • Take and pass the written and oral examination.
    • Stairway Chairlifts (SC) Class C:
      • Five years of experience in the field of elevator construction or as a journeyperson.
      • Provide a sworn affidavit with the application.
      • Take and pass the examination.
    • Stairway Chairlifts (SC) Class C Journeyperson:
      • Three years of experience as a supervisor of elevator construction or service, elevator constructor, serviceman, maintenance man, or repairman. Keep in mind that the Elevator Division can credit a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering up to one year of experience. All this information must be detailed in the attached resume.
      • Take and pass the examination.
  3. Complete and submit the application:
  4. After submitting the application, look out for PSI© correspondence as they will be in contact to schedule the examination:
    1. Reference the PSI© Candidate Information Bulletin to go over the details pertaining to the examination
    2. Go to the PSI© examination website.
    3. Sign in or register with the same credentials as the LARA initial application.
    4. Select the corresponding examination and add the information sent by the BCC.
    5. Pay and schedule the examination.
    6. Take the examination.
  5. After taking and passing the exam, PSI© will notify the board, and the license will be issued.

How to Apply for a Mobile Homes License?

  1. Choose one of the available licenses in the Mobile Homes category:
    • HUD Installer License
    • Installer and Repairer License
  2. Meet the requirements for the chosen category:
    • HUD Installer License:
      • Be at least 18 years old.
      • Pay the fee.
    • Installer and Repairer License:
      • Be at least 18 years old.
      • Pay the fee.
  3. Fill in and submit the application:
    • Complete the form for the chosen application:
    • If applying by mail, submit the application and fee to P.O. Box 30255, Lansing, MI, 48909.
    • If applying online:
      1. Go to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website.
      2. Login or Register for an account (make sure to read and accept the terms and to fill in the contact's information).
      3. Go to “BCC licenses” and then click on “Apply for a License”.
      4. Read and accept the terms.
      5. Select preferred license and trade.
      6. Complete each step (this includes fee payment online).
  4. Upon approval, the license will be issued.

Useful Links and Contact Information for Elevators and Mobile Homes Licenses

PSI© Contact Information

PSI© Exams Online Services LLC
3210 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121

855-579-4635
PSI© Exams Website

Bureau of Professional Licensing Contact Information

Bureau of Professional Licensing
2407 N Grand River Ave
Lansing MI 48906

LARA Online Services
517-241-0199
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Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) Contact Information

Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC)
P.O. Box 30254
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9316
Official BCC Website