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About the Bureau of Construction Codes
The dedicated staff of the Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) work as a team to assure that the built environment and the systems within are sound, safe and sanitary; building users' health, safety and welfare are protected; and that, through a coordinated program of code compliance, investigation and training, there is consistent application of standards.
In hopes to alleviate concerns and assist inspectors that are renewing their registrations in the coming years, the Bureau of Construction Codes, Licensing Section has provided some insight into how to address the change in Continuing Education hours between the two rules sets, what documents can be used for the requirement to provide a certificate of completion and what instructors can do to meet the requirements set forth in the rules for providing a certificate of completion.
1. Please disregard the (a) and (b) references in the “Hours Required for Reregistration” chart. This was an unintentional carryover from the old chart. The reference does not pertain to anything within the new rule set.
2. The new rules became effective during a renewal cycle for many and are impacting the next few renewal cycles. By renewal in 2026, all CE credits will need to follow the new requirements. We realize that this causes some confusion on what must be completed to meet the requirements.
a. If you have completed all of the requirements for your current renewal cycle, whether they were under old rules or new, you do not need to complete any more.
b. If you have completed a portion of the previous requirements but are still short, compare what you have completed to what is still outstanding.
i. The old administration and communication classes are now rolled into one, public acts and rules.
1. Administration and communications required 5 hours for each trade. The new rules require 4 hours for the trades but 18 hours for the building official.
1. Old technical required 8 hours – new technical requires 16 hours. (If you have a trade inspector license and a plan reviewer registration, you only need take the 16 hours. This does not apply to building officials unless the instructor has their course designed to include this).
iii. Plan Review
1. Old plan review required 2 hours-new plan review requires 2 hours for trade inspectors including building officials and 8 hours for plan reviewers (If you have a trade inspector license and a plan review registration, you only need take the 8 hours. This does not apply to building officials unless the instructor has their course designed to include this).
3. When renewing, you must renew online so that you can upload documents. Most common file types are accepted: jpeg, pdf, etc.
a. All certificates must show course completed during your current renewal cycle. You cannot use certificates (or other approved documentation) from previous renewal cycles.
4. For those courses that were approved prior to the new rules, BCC will accept sign-in sheets for compliance. If you have questions about other documents, please reach out to discuss.
5. New courses must provide a certificate of completion. An example of an acceptable form is a sign-in sheet signed by the instructor attesting that the attendees signed in and stayed through the completion of the course. An acceptable sign-in sheet must make a statement to that affect. An acceptable certificate of completion must include the instructor’s name and approved course number.
Click here for the printable document that may provide some assistance. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our office so staff can assist. LARA-BCC-Licensing@Michigan.gov or 517-241-9316.
The Mobile Homes program is responsible for initial and renewal licensure for mobile home parks and dealers and determining eligibility of park licensing through the annual inspection process. The program is also responsible for park and dealer complaints; park, dealer and installer & repair licenses; and park construction and permitting.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for / renew a license or permit online?
What is the mailing address for the bureau?
When sending a payment with your correspondence, the address is:
PO Box 30255
Lansing, MI 48909
When only correspondence (w/o money) is being sent the address is:
PO Box 30254
Lansing, MI 48909
What is the physical/overnight address for the bureau?
2407 N. Grand River Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906
What are the office hours for the bureau?The bureau's office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
How can a person find out if someone possesses a boiler, electrical, elevator, mechanical, plumbing, or mobile home park or mobile home dealer license?
Where do I find licensing examination information?A person can find licensing examination information as well as the applications for those exams by visiting our website at www.michigan.gov/bcc and clicking Licensing, Examinations, Licensing & Continuing Education.
Is an apprentice electrician required to register with the State of Michigan?Yes. An apprentice electrician is required to register with the Bureau of Construction Codes within 30 days of employment.