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Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau (CSCL) supports business growth and job creation while protecting the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan's citizens through a simple, fair, efficient, and transparent regulatory structure.

If you have a question for the Corporations Division, please email

If you have a question for the Licensing Division, please email

If you have a question for the Regulatory Compliance Division, please email

If you have a question for the Securities & Audit Division, including the Final Order Monitoring area, please email

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Corporations Division

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Licensing Division

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Securities Division

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Consumer Services

One of the goals of the Corporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing Bureau is to protect consumers through the licensing and regulation of certain professions, occupations, businesses and services. While the Bureau does not have the authority to enforce the ethical standards of a profession, or to handle fee disputes, it does have the authority to investigate and to pursue disciplinary action against a license, registration or permit issued by the Bureau.

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Forms & Publications

Disciplinary Action Reports

Verify a License, Registration or Permit

Verify a Commercial License, Registration or Permit for those professions regulated by the Corporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing.

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Online Services

Browse available online services categorized as popular, online business, and online licensing.

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Licensing Examinations

The Licensing Examination Unit serves as the governing body covering testing and education needs for 3 licenses administered by the Corporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing Bureau.

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Business Entity, Consumer, and Licensing Forms.

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Information for Veterans

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LARA Salutes Our Veterans

LARA is proud to be recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer committed to military veteran recruitment, training and retention practices. LARA is dedicated to bridging the gap between civilian and military employment and helping veterans gain and retain employment.

Watch the Veterans Video Message From LARA Director Orlene Hawks

Reducing Barriers to Licensure for Military Families

Licensing Resources for Veterans
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Are You a Veteran?

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has great diversity of licenses and regulation within its oversight.

Our LARA Veteran Liaisons may be able to help you navigate through the process and programs within our Department. This is an initiative offered to veterans to receive assistance getting to the appropriate area under LARA’s authority by speaking to a LARA employee who is also a veteran.

Upon contacting the Department, you can request to speak with a LARA Veteran Liaison.  Based on up-front information provided, you will be directed to an appropriate liaison.