Loss of Certification

Agency: State

A mechanic certificate or trainee permit may be revoked, suspended or denied, if, after a hearing is offered, the Secretary of State determines that the person:

  • Engaged in an unfair or deceptive act or practice or made an untrue statement of a material fact [MCL 257.1322(a)];
  • Violated any provision of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act or any rule promulgated under it [MCL 257.1322(b)];
  • Violated a probation agreement [MCL 257.1322(c)];
  • Made unnecessary repairs or repairs not authorized by a customer [MCL 257.1322(d)];
  • Refused to honor a warranty given to a customer [MCL 257.1322(e)];
  • Caused or permitted a customer to sign a blank document regarding a motor vehicle repair, such as an estimate, repair order or invoice [MCL 257.1322(f)];
  • Was ordered by a court not to repair motor vehicles as a business or not to violate the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act or any rule promulgated under it [MCL 257.1322(g)];
  • Was a stockholder, officer or director of a corporate licensee and as an individual, either did something or failed to do something which would be grounds for refusing to issue or suspending or revoking a license issued to that person as an individual [MCL 257.1322(h)];
  • Failed to comply with a final cease and desist order [MCL 257.1322(i)];
  • Was convicted of a criminal violation of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act [MCL 257.1322(j)];
  • Used the "Waiver of Liability" provision of the Motor Vehicle Service and Repair Act to avoid other requirements of the Act [MCL 257.1322(k)];
  • Was convicted of violating the Used Motor Vehicle Parts Act [MCL 257.1322(l)];
  • Was convicted of any of the following offenses [MCL 257.1322(m)]:
    • Unlawfully driving away a motor vehicle (MCL 750.413);
    • Concealing or misrepresenting the identity of a motor vehicle (MCL 750.415);
    • Buying, receiving, possessing, concealing or aiding in the concealment of stolen, embezzled or converted property (MCL 750.535);
    • Owning, operating or conducting a chop shop (MCL 750.535a);
    • Obscuring, defacing, altering, obliterating, removing, destroying or otherwise concealing or disguising the identity of a registration, serial or identification number (MCL 750.536a).