Michigan Builders License Renewal Resources

Published on April 13, 2021 by Nate Bortz

BLD – 4.13.21 MI Resources Blog

Spring has finally arrived in Michigan, which means so has your busy season. We know now might not seem like the best time to complete your continuing education. But our online courses make it easy to finish the state requirement before the May 31st deadline around your busy schedule

Michigan Continuing Education Requirements

Why Choose Our Courses?

At Builders License Training Institute, we designed our online continuing education courses with busy professionals like you in mind. You can finish a course at home on your computer, on your phone during lunch, or anywhere with internet access! 

Most lessons are only 15-20 minutes long, so it’s easy to stop and start based on your availability. Plus, there are no tests! Once you’ve completed a course, just print the certificate of completion. It’s that easy!

We currently have two course packages available: 

Or, you can build your own course bundle with our wide selection of state approved courses such as: 

How to Renew Your Michigan Builders License

Once you finish your continuing education requirements by taking the courses described above, you must complete your license renewal online through the state of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Here’s a step-by-step guide.

How to renew your Residential Builder license online:

  1. Complete your state required Continuing Competency
    See the blog sections above!
  2. Visit the LARA renewal page by clicking this link.
    • If you do not already have an account with LARA, you will have to register before renewing. Find Instructions on how to register here.
  3. Complete the online renewal form & pay $150 renewal fee
    • You must pay the $150 renewal fee by credit card or electronic check online at the time of renewal. Prepaid credit cards are available at most grocery stores and gas stations for any individuals who do not own credit cards or are uncomfortable paying by electronic check.

Note: Renewals completed after May 31st but before July 1st will incur an additional $20 late fee.