Michigan Code Official FAQs

Building Officials - 50 Hours
24 Hours of Technical
16 Hours of Administration
8 Hours of Specialty
2 Hour of Communication

Inspectors (any kind) - 47 Hours
24 Hours of Technical
18 Hours of Specialty
4 Hours of Administration
1 Hour of Communication

Plan Reviewers - 47 Hours
24 Hours of Technical
12 Hours of Plan Review
6 Hours of Specialty
4 Hours of Administration
1 Hour of Communication

Licenses are due for renewal every 3-years by September 16th.

  1. You must have a builders license or work experience.
  2. Fill out the application provided by the State and submit within 30 days.
    (Page #2 of this application gives further information on specific requirements.)

No, the state of Michigan does not require continuing education be submitted unless they perform an audit. We will keep track of your records for 6-years at no extra cost.

  1. You will receive a renewal reminder within 60 days of your license expiration.
  2. Go to the LARA renewal website on or before the 9/16 deadline.

Please contact the Bureau of Construction Codes:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Construction Codes
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575—,00.html

Building Division
Phone: 517-241-7053

Information is continually added and updated. Please check back

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