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Renewal Information

Renewal information will be sent three months before the expiration date of your license. Do not submit an online renewal application until after you receive the renewal information in the mail. If you submit it prior to receiving the renewal information in the mail, your application will not be entered into the licensing database properly and will have to be resubmitted.

If you wish to renew your license, go to the online renewal application. If you did not submit a previous application online, you will need to sign up for a MiLogin account.

Complete the online renewal application as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days prior to the expiration date of your license. Failure to return the application and renewal fee prior to the expiration of your license will result in the closure of your license. The fee is non-refundable.

Note: Internet Explorer is required to complete the online renewal application. In addition, you must have a credit card or a debit card to pay the fee online. (Discover or American Express Cards are not accepted.) If you don't have one of these, click here for centers and here for homes.

For all renewal applications, you are required to submit additional information as part of your renewal application. Forms not included in the online application packet are available on the licensing website at www.michigan.gov/michildcare-forms.

Family and Group Child Care Homes Application Materials Checklist 

The following must be returned to licensing:

  • Child Care Application (BCAL-3970).
  • Supplemental Application Information (BCAL-3737).
  • A copy of a valid driver license or valid state or federal government issued identification card for the licensee(s).
  • Medical Clearance Request (BCAL-3704-CC). One for you and any child care staff members and child care assistants, signed by your physician (or your child care staff member or child care assistant's physician). The Patient Information section must be completed before submitting the form to your (or your child care staff member or child care assistant's) physician.
  • Proof of a current TB test results for any child care staff members or child care assistants and any new persons over 14 years of age residing in your home who have not previously submitted documentation.
  • Proof of valid infant/child/adult CPR and first aid training for you and any child care staff members. Child care assistants also need proof of valid infant/child/adult CPR and first aid if they have been working for 90 days or longer. (See www.michigan.gov/michildcare for a list of approved organizations for CPR and first aid training.)
  • Proof of training in the prevention of infectious disease, including immunizations for any child care staff members, if not previously provided. Child care assistants also need proof of training in the prevention of infectious disease, including immunizations if they have been working for 90 days or longer (Family and Group homes must have this information on file at the facility.)
  • Proof of inspection and approval of your heating system (includes wood-burning stoves and any other permanently installed heating devices) and fuel-fired water heater. Note: Electric heat does not require an inspection. Furnaces, other flame or heat-producing equipment used to heat the home when children are in care and fuel-fired water heaters must be inspected by one of the following entities:
    • A licensed heating contractor for a fuel-fired furnace.
    • A licensed heating contractor or licensed plumbing contractor for a fuel-fired water heater.
    • A mechanical inspector for the local jurisdiction or licensed mechanical inspector for a wood stove or other solid fuel appliance.
  • Proof of a test of the child care home for the concentration of radon gas is required every 4 years at the time of license renewal. The radon test must be conducted in the lowest level of the home.
  • The Training Record (BCAL-4590) form and verification of 10 clock hours of training per year by the licensee and 5 clock hours of training per year by each child care staff member and each child care assistant, if applicable. Note: Annual training is assessed by the calendar year. Training for family homes and group homes must be documented on the BCAL-4590 and verification must be available on-site.

Online payment of the fee or a check or money order payable to the State of Michigan if submitting a paper renewal application. The renewal fee is $25 for family homes and $50 for group homes.

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