Trainee Permit ApplicationsAgency: State
Trainee Permits Section 13 of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act (MCL 257.1313) provides that any person who is unable to obtain a mechanic certificate may apply for a mechanic trainee permit to the Michigan Department of State's Office of Investigative Services. The mechanic trainee permit makes it possible for a person who is unable to obtain mechanic certification to work and train under the direct supervision of a properly certified mechanic. The fee for a trainee permit is $20.
An application for a mechanic trainee permit is made by submitting Form AR-0135, Application for Motor Vehicle Mechanic Trainee Permit, to the Office of Investigative Services, Business Licensing Section.
The trainee permit is issued for specific repair categories and expires at the end of two years.
NOTE: Information on certification requirements, application fees, mechanic testing locations and special need test scheduling can also be obtained from the Office of Investigative Services, Business Licensing Section:
Michigan Department of State
Office of Investigative Services
Business Licensing Section
Lansing, MI 48918
Telephone: 1-888-SOS-MICH (1-888-767-6424)
Application for Motor Vehicle Mechanic Trainee Permit (AR-0135)
Mechanic Certification Information Kit