How Do I Get A Michigan Builders License?

Published on October 26, 2020 by Nate Bortz

How to Get a MI Builders License

If you’re considering a new career path, now is the perfect time to become a builder. New home construction continues to climb, and the certification process is relatively simple!

To get your builders license and become a certified builder in Michigan, you must:

  1. Complete an approved 60-hour course.
  2. Submit an online application to the state.
  3. Register with PSI and pass your exam.

You mean I need to take a test?

Yes, but don’t worry! Our all-new Michigan 60-hour prelicense and exam prep course makes it possible for anyone to pass their exam. In fact, 98% of people who’ve taken the course passed on their first try!

But I’m busy. I don’t have time to sit in a classroom for hours on end!

No problem. Our 60-hour course is 100% online with interactive video lessons. You can start and stop whenever you want, and all lessons are available 24/7 from any device with an
Internet connection. 

What’s covered in the course?

A better question might be what isn’t covered! All of our lessons are state-approved, and are built around the following State of Michigan requirements: 

“All license applicants to complete 60 hours of approved prelicensure courses (at least 6 hours in each subject below):”

  • Business Management, Estimating, and Job Costing
  • Design and Building Science
  • Contracts, Liability, and Risk Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Project Management and Scheduling
  • The Michigan Residential Code 
  • MIOSHA Construction Safety Standards (6 hours)
  • The remaining 18 hours can come from other topics on the approved course list.

To view our lesson overviews, click here. Or check out this video to get a feel for what the material looks like.

Once you finish the 60 Hour course, you’ll be confident in your ability to pass the exam and become licensed! 

What if I need help or have questions while I’m taking the course?

No matter where you are in the course, you’re never alone! We have a team of licensing experts and customer service reps that are just a phone call away. 

If you need more in-depth help, you can also schedule a One-On-One Tutoring Session.

“How do I get started?”

We’re glad you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a licensed Residential Builder or M&A Contractor! We offer multiple course bundles, so click here find one that’s best for you!