Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Construction Codes
Notice to Veterans
In accordance with the Skilled Trades Regulation Act
(STRA), 2016 PA 407, any veteran providing satisfactory
proof of separation from the armed forces of the United
States under “honorable” or “general under honorable
conditions” is exempt from the initial license or
registration fees. For consideration, please attach a copy
of either a DD-214, and/or DD-215 to your application.
In accordance with STRA, examination fees, license
renewal fees, and registration renewal fees will no longer
be exempt. Proper examination and renewal fees will need
to be submitted to the Bureau or the testing agency.
If you do not have a DD-214 or DD-215 in your
possession, a free copy can be obtained from the National
records or contact the Michigan Veterans Affairs
Agency at 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838) for assistance.
The Licensing Division may be contacted at
LARA-BCC-Licensing@michigan.gov or 517-241-9316
if you have any questions.