LARA Services for Veterans
Welcome, Veterans! The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs thanks you for your service. Throughout this webpage you will find information on benefits related to professional and trade licensing, workplace safety and health, and utilities for Veterans.
Licensure benefits are also available to veterans’ spouses. Please click here for more information on LARA services for veterans' spouses.
Please note: to utilize the benefits explained throughout this webpage, proof of discharge status will be required. Therefore, it will be necessary to provide a copy of your DD214 or DD215. Additional information on obtaining your DD214 or DD215 may be found here.
Bureau of Professional Licensing
- Appraisal Management Company
- Collection Agency
- Dental Assistant
- Dentistry/Registered Dental Hygienist
- Hearing Aid Dealer
- Landscape Architect
- Marriage & Family Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Nursing Home Administrator
- Occupational Therapy
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Personnel Agency
- Pharmacy Technician
- Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant
- Professional Engineer
- Professional Surveyor
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Real Estate Broker and Salesperson
- Residential Builder
- Social Work
- Speech-Language Pathology
- Veterinary Technician
Corporations, Securities, and Commercial Licensing Bureau
Bureau of Fire Services
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) protects Michigan workers by promoting workplace safety and health through outreach training services, fair enforcement, and cooperative agreements. For more information, visit the MIOSHA website.
The MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) provides a wide range of courses across the state directed toward improving and advancing safety and health in the workplace. Visit the MIOSHA Training Institute webpage.
Apply for a MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) Scholarship
MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) Scholarship Application
Michigan Public Service Commission
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) administers policies and regulations including rate setting, to ensure that energy, communications, and transportation services are provided in an efficient, reliable, and safe manner to adequately meet the needs of Michigan residents. Click here for more information on MPSC services for veterans.
The Michigan Public Service Commission's Consumer Standards and Billing Practice Rules provide utility shutoff protection for eligible military families, to learn more visit our Consumer Tip, Utility Help for Military Families.
For Consumer Tips on important utility topics such as: reducing energy use, bill payment assistance programs, the lifeline telephone program, and reducing telemarketing sales calls, visit the Commission's Consumer Publications Webpage.
Consumers are encouraged to first contact their gas, electric, telephone or cable company to discuss billing or service issues. If a resolution cannot be reached, contact the MPSC for help in dealing with utility concerns at 800-292-9555 (from within Michigan) or 517-241-6180 (from outside of Michigan) or file a web complaint.
For more information about the Michigan Public Service Commission, visit the MPSC website.