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Qualifications for Inspector Registration

Standards for Provisional Registration - Rule 31.

An applicant for provisional registration shall provide, along with this application and fee, written verification of completting not less than the required number of hours of education in approved educational or training programs.  See Rule 408.30031(5) and Table 31 of this rule.


Building Official - Rule 34.

An applicant for registration as a provisional building official shall have 2 years of experience as a registered code inspector or plan reviewer.

 

Building Inspector - Rule 37.
(1) An applicant for registrationi as a provisional building inspector shall have not less than 4 years of experience in 1 or more of the following categories:

(a) As a licensed residential builder under the provisions of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2919, who has been actively engaged in the construction business for not less than 4 years.

(b) As a building contractor, a person who in in charge of general building construction, or as a skilled worker in structural carpentry, structural masonry, structural steel erection, or structural concrete construction who has been actively engaged in the general building construction field.  this category does not include a person who is licensed as a contractor under the electrical administrative act, 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892; the state plumbing act, 2002 PA 733, MCL 338.3511 to 338.3569; or the Forbes mechanical contractors act, 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to 338.988.

(c)  Possess a current license as an architect or engineer under the provisions of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.2001 to 339.2014.

(d)  As a project manager, superintendent, supervisor, or foreman actively engaged in general building construction.

(e)  As a licensed or registered building inspector from other states, Canada or other recognized countries with inspection experience in general building construction and who holds a master or certified building official certificate obtained from the international code council (ICC), defined as an inspector by the building officials and inspectors registration act, 1986 PA 54, MCL 338.2301 to 338.2313.
 

(2) A person who has obtained a degree or certificate in a recognized curriculumn from a institution of higher education in a construction-related field shall receive not more than 2 years of experience for a 4-year degree and not more than 1 year experience for a 2-year dgree as required in subrule (1)(a) of this rule for registration as a provisional building inspector.

 

(3) An applicant who meets the requirements of this rule shall be deemed qualified for registration as a building inspector, subject to the provisions of section 12(2) of the act.

 

(4) An applicant shall submit, with an application, documentation of his or her experience.  The documentation may consist of any of the following:

(a) An affidavit.
(b) Notarized letters.
(c) Copies of licenses and registrations.
(d) A job description from a present or former employer.
(e) A permit history from authorized enforcing agencies.
(f) A copy of an official transcript from an institution of higher education.
(g) Other pertinent information.

 

Electrical Inspector - Rule 40.
An applicant for registration as a provisional electrical inspector shall have 2 years of experience as a licensed journey worker or shall be licensed as a master electrician under the provisioins of 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892.

 

Mechanical Inspector - Rule 43.
An applicant for registration as a provisional mechanical inspector shall have possessed a mechanical license for not less than 1 year in 3 or more categories 1, 2, 4, or 9 as defined in 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to MCL 338.988 and known as the Forbes mechanical contractors act.

 

Plumbing Inspector - Rule 46.
An applicant for registration as a provisional plumbing inspector shall have possessed a journey license for not less than 2 years or shall be licensed as a master plumber under the provisions of the state plumbing act, 2002 PA 733, MCL 338.3511 to 338.3569.

 

Plan Reviewer - Rule 49.  Qualifications.
(1)  An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall have not less than 4 years of experience in 1 or more of the following categories:

(a) As a licensed residential builder under the provisions of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2919, who has been actively engaged in the construction business for not less than 4 years.

(b) As a skilled worker in 1 or more of the following disciplines:

        (i) Structural carpentry. 

          (ii) Structural masonry.
        (iii) Structural steel erection.
        (iv) Structural concrete construction.

(c)  Possesses a current license as an architect or engineer under the provisions of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2919.

(d)  As a project manager, superintendent, supervisor, or foreman of general building construction.

(e)  As a licensed or registered building inspector or plan reviewer in the United States, Canada, or other recognized countries with 4 years of inspection or plan review experience in general building construction and holds a master or certified building official certificate obtained from the ICC.

(2)  A person who has obtained a degree or certificate in a recognized cirriculumn from an institution of higher education in a construction-related field shall receive not more than 2 years experience for a 4-year degree and not more than 1 year experience for a 2-year degree as required in subrule (1)(a) of this rule for registration as a provisional building inspector.

(3)  An applicant who meets the requirements of this rule shall be deemed qualified for registration as a plan reviewer, subject to the provisions of section (12)(2) of the act.

(4)  An applicant shall submit, with an application, documentation of his or her experience.  The documentation may consist of 1 of the following:

          (a) An affidavit.
          (b) Copies of licenses and registrations.
          (c) A job description from a present or former employer.
          (d) A permit history from authorized enforcing agencies.
          (e) A copy of an official transcript from an institution of higher education.
          (f) Other pertinent information.

(5)  An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall have 2 years of experience as a licensed electrical journey worker or shall be licensed as a master electrician under the provisionsof 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892 and known as the Electrical Administrative Act.

(6)  An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall have possessed a mechanical license for not less than 1 year in 3 or more categories 1, 2, 4, or 9 as defined in the Forbes mechanical contractors act, 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to 338.988.

(7)  An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall possess a plumbing journey license for not less than 2 years or shall be licensed as a master plumber under the provisions of the plumbing act, 2002 PA 733, MCL 338.3511 to 338.3569.

Application for Registration of Building Officials, Code Inspector and Plan Reviewers

Questions may be directed to the Building Division at 517-241-9347.

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