BAIID Installer Information

Michigan Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device Installers must file an application with the Michigan Department of State. All Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID) installed, calibrated, removed or manipulated in any manner must only be done so by a State of Michigan BAIID certified installer working through a Registered Repair Facility (or approved 12 volt facility) that is associated with a State of Michigan approved BAIID manufacturer.

NOTE:  The process to become a BAIID Installer is a multi-part process; successfully passing the BAIID test is only the first step and does not qualify you to work as a BAIID Installer.  

BAIID installations can only be performed under a repair facility sponsored by a BAIID Manufacturer.  Follow this link to see Currently Authorized BAIID Manufacturers.

How to become a BAIID Installer

If you have never been a State of Michigan Certified Mechanic

Individuals wishing to be certified in the installation of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID) must complete the following steps:

  1. Pass the BAIID test offered at all Secretary of State branch offices.

    1. Pre-register for a test here.

  2. Complete and submit a mechanic application with the appropriate fee.

    1. Mechanic Application

  3. Once you receive your Mechanic number, complete and submit the BAIID installer application and ICHAT form.

    1. BAIID Installer Application

       

If you are currently a State of Michigan Certified Mechanic

Active State of Michigan Mechanics who wish to be certified in the installation of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID) must complete the following steps:

  1. Pass the BAIID test offered at all Secretary of State branch offices.*

    1. Pre-register for a test here.

  2. Complete and submit the BAIID installer application and ICHAT form.

    1. BAIID Installer Application

 

If you were a State of Michigan Certified Mechanic and your certification has lapsed

Individuals wishing to be certified in the installation of Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices (BAIID) who were previously State of Michigan certified mechanics and have allowed their certification to expire will need to contact the Business Licensing Section at 877-764-6424 for instructions. Do not submit a new application.

  1. Contact the Business Licensing Section for instructions on re activating your mechanic status.

  2. Pass the BAIID test offered at all Secretary of State branch offices. *

    1. Pre-register for a test here.

  3. Complete and submit the BAIID installer application and ICHAT form.

    1. BAIID Installer Application

 

*NOTE:  State of Michigan mechanics that had an active certificate with an active AUTO-Electrical specialty category as of June 16, 2016 may qualify for grandfathered status.  Call the Business Licensing Section at 888-767-6424 for more information.