Recertification Requirements

Agency: State

Automotive and light truck mechanics certified in Engine Tune-Up/Performance, Electrical Systems, and/or Brakes and Braking Systems must comply with one of the following requirements for continuing certification:

  • Pass the latest state mechanic certification test, or
  • Show proof of current and appropriate National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, or
  • Successfully complete a state-approved training program.

Note:   For a listing of state-approved training provider schools, contact Doug Trutzl Mechanic Certification Analyst in the Business Licensing Section at: 517-373-4732. 


Mechanics certified in these categories must comply with the recertification requirement before their certification expiration date, according to the schedule below:

Mechanic Category

Recertification Year

 Ongoing Recertification

Engine Tune-up/ Performance


 2018, 2023, 2028

Electrical Systems


 2019, 2024, 2029

Brakes & Braking Systems


  2020, 2025, 2030



For example, John Brown's mechanic certificate expires each year on July 16. John last recertified his Engine Tune-up/Performance certificate on July 16, 2018, making his next recertification date July 16, 2023. He last recertified in Electrical Systems July 16, 2019 so he'll have to recertify again in July 16, 2024. He'll have until July 16, 2020 to recertify in Brakes & Braking Systems after meeting the requirements on July 16, 2025.



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