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Electrical Contractor Licensing in Michigan

Any person or business engaging in electrical work in the State of Michigan must hold a license from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.  Licenses are issued by the Department’s Bureau of Construction Codes/Electrical Division.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to complete an application and meet the Bureau’s requirements for age and work experience.  All contractors are also required to take and pass a qualifying exam.

*Licenses are issued to Electrical Contractors state-wide in Michigan, with the exception of contractors working in the cities of Grand Rapids and Detroit.  Contractors working in these cities are licensed at the local-level, and must (more…)

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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Michigan

The State of Michigan does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors who are licensed in other states.  To work on a construction project of $600 or more in the State of Michigan, contractors are required to obtain a Residential Builders License from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Builders Unit.

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to:

  • Complete Pre-Licensure Education Courses
  • Prepare and Submit an Application
  • Pass the Michigan Residential Builders License Exam
  • Complete Continuing Education Courses Upon Renewal


For more information about obtaining a Residential Builders License in the State of Michigan, please visit:

Residential Builders License in Michigan


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Michigan Residential Builder’s License

Since 1980, the State of Michigan has regulated their construction industry by requiring general contractors to be licensed.  Any person or business performing contracted construction work worth $600 or more in labor and materials, is required to hold a Residential Builder’s License.

A Residential Builder’s License allows contractors to (more…)