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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