We know the world has been crazy lately, and we want to help make sure you are on top of your licensing requirements. The majority of builders licensed in Michigan must renew their license this year by May 31st–and time is running out!
Failure to renew online and/or failure to meet all renewal requirements by the expiration date of your license means you cannot legally practice as a Michigan licensed builder or contractor and may be subject to disciplinary action if you continue to practice.
In order to be eligible to renew your license, you must complete continuing education based on how long you have been licensed:
- If licensed 6 years or less you must complete 21 hours of continuing competency.
- If licensed more than 6 years, you must complete 3 hours of continuing competency.
These courses must be completed prior to renewing your license. Builders License Training Institute offers an online version of these courses, which you can complete from the comfort and safety of your home. Our online courses are full HD Video and can be accessed from any mobile device 24/7 for your convenience. Upon completion of our courses, we will provide you with a certificate of completion to keep in your records.
Some other things to keep in mind for renewing your license:
During renewal, you must state that you have a copy of the current 2015 Michigan Residential Code book. If you don’t have a copy, we have them available in our bookstore and they will typically arrive within 3-5 business days.
Additionally, as of 2020 all Michigan builder license renewals must now be completed online through the new Accela portal. We have put together a step-by-step guide to help walk you through the new renewal process. We are recommending giving the guide a read through well in advance of May 31st.
Finally, please remember we are here to help you with ALL aspects of renewing your license, and someone is in the office Monday-Friday 8am-6pm EST to help you with any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call!