Beginning June 1, 2008, an applicant for a Residential Builder or Maintenance & Alteration Contractor license must complete 60 hours of approved prelicensure education prior to taking the examination or submitting a license application to the Department.
All prelicensure education courses must be preapproved by the Department. You may view the approved course list directly from the Builders website at www.michigan.gov/builders under the "Spotlight" section. Please continue to check the approved course list as additional courses will be made available
The 60 hours of approved prelicensure courses must include at least 6 hours in each subject below
- Business Management, Estimating, and Job Costing (6 hours);
- Design and Building Science (6 hours);
- Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management (6 hours);
- Marketing and Sales (6 hours);
- Project Management and Scheduling (6 hours);
- The Michigan Residential Code (6 hours);
- MIOSHA Construction Safety Standards (6 hours); and
- The rest of the 18 hours can come from other topics on the approved course list.
After an applicant has completed the 60 hour prelicensure education requirement, he or she may obtain an Individual Residential Builder and Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License Application on the Builders website under Forms & Publications.
Licensure Requirements for a Residential Builder and Maintenance & Alteration Contractor
- Successfully complete 60 hours of approved prelicensure education;
- Submit an Individual Residential Builder and Maintenance & Alteration Contractor License Application and the application fee;
- Be of good moral character; and
- Successfully complete the Residential Builder or Maintenance & Alteration Contractor examination once all other requirements are met.