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Mechanic Certification RequirementAgency:
Department of State
Mechanic Certification Requirement
Section 4 of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act (MCL 257.1304) requires repair facilities to employ persons properly certified for the type of repairs performed by the facility. Holders of valid mechanic trainee permits must work under the supervision of a properly certified mechanic.
Persons who must be certified include:
- Those who diagnose or repair the operating condition of a motor vehicle;
Individuals who hold certification(s) issued by the
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
) should be aware that
ASE certification alone does not qualify you as a State certified mechanic in Michigan
. However, you may be eligible to apply for State certification and transfer certain ASE categories to the mechanic application in lieu of taking state certification exams. Refer to the ASE to State of Michigan Conversion Table
or telephone the Business Licensing Unit at 1-888
(1-888-767-6424) for further information.
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- Service writers are not required to be certified if they greet customers, initiate paperwork and do not perform diagnosis or repair. Diagnosis and repairs must be performed by properly certified mechanics.