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Mechanical Examination, Licensing Information and Applications

Licensed Mechanical Contractors can perform installations, alterations, servicing, and secure permits.

R 338.903 Examination qualifications.

Rule 903. (1)  To qualify for examination, the applicant shall furnish on the application a notarized statement or statements from present or former employers to the effect that the applicant has a minimum of 3 years of experience totaling at least 6,000 hours in performance of 1 or more of the work classifications in the act.  The notarized statement shall show a detailed and specific description of the type of work performed and the length of time work was performed.

(2)  When evidence is produced that an applicant is a graduate of a recognized trade school, credit shall be given the applicant, but such credit shall not exceed 1 year or 2,000 hours of the required 3 years of experience. 

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in each of the work classifications applied for below. 
    • Hydronic heating and cooling and process piping
    • HVAC equipment
    • Ductwork
    • Refrigeration
    • Limited heating service
    • Unlimited heating service
    • Limited refrigeration and air conditioning service
    • Unlimited refrigeration and air conditioning service
    • Fire Suppression
    • Specialty License
      • Solar Heating and Cooling
      • Solid Fuel and Vented Decorative Gas Appliances
      • LP Distribution Piping
      • Fuel Gas Piping
      • Fuel Gas Piping and Venting 


Must take and pass an examination for each work classification desired.

Examination Package for Mechanical Contractor 

Examination Schedule 

2014 Exam Dates 


Application Deadline Date 

 Tuesday, December 9, 2014


 November 7, 2014

2015 Exam Dates 


Application Deadline Date 

 Tuesday, March 10, 2015


 February 13, 2015
 Tuesday, June 9, 2015


 May 15, 2015
 Tuesday, September 15, 2015


 August 14, 2015
 Tuesday, December 8, 2015


 November 6, 2015

The exam site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the exam are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products, in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. Please make sure all cell phones, pagers and other personal elecronic devices are turned off or set to vibrate. People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) should contact the Mechanical Division at 517-241-9325 at least 10 work days before the event. LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Dates, times and locations are subject to change. Questions regarding board meetings or examinations should be directed to the Mechanical Division at 517-241-9325.