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Mechanical Examination, Licensing Information and Applications

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

Requirements for License 
To obtain a Mechanical Contractor's license in Michigan, an applicant must be of good moral character and meet requirements in the following areas:

Work 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 

Credit for work experience may be requested if you are attending or are a graduate of a recognized trade school.  A copy of your official transcript and your original diploma must be submitted.  A maximum of 1 year of the required three years of experience may be applied.

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, March 11, 2014


 February 7, 2014
 Tuesday, June 10, 2014


 May 9, 2014
 Tuesday, September 9, 2014


 August 8, 2014
 Tuesday, December 9, 2014


 November 7, 2014

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.

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