The Construction Industry is experiencing an increase in activity. But, the number of workers needed to accommodate this boom in building are in very short supply. Now is the time to get your Michigan Builders License!
Who needs a Michigan Residential Builder and M&A Contractor License?
Anyone doing residential construction work over $600 must hold a license.
What are the steps in obtaining a Michigan Builder or M&A Contractor license?
- Step #1: Complete an approved 60 Hour Prelicensure Program online or in a classroom
- Step #2: Send a license application, certificates, and $195 to the state
- Step #3: Pass the state exam
Where can I take the 60 Hour Prelicensure Program?
The 60 Hour Prelicensure Program is offered both online and in a classroom setting.
Classroom locations include Grand Rapids, Novi, and Troy. Each classroom course is a 6-day super fast-track program. Click HERE for locations and dates.
Online prelicensure courses are available 24/7 and can be taken from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You choose when and where to study! Printable certificates of completion are available at the end of each class.
Each package includes a complete step-by-step guide to getting licensed, comprehensive exam prep program in video with printable text, a construction math course, hundreds of practice questions, a candidate information bulletin and a free social media marketing for construction trades video course! All the tools you need to complete the 60-hour requirements and PASS THAT EXAM!
Do I need to buy books?
There are two books available to purchase individually or included in a money-saving course and book package. The Michigan Residential Code Book 2015 (the most current version) and Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition. Free shipping is included to all 50 states!
The State of Michigan requires all builders and contractors to own the most current copy of the Michigan Residential Code Book including those taking the state exam to become licensed. You can purchase a copy for $145 or save money by purchasing it with as part of a package.
The Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition is a comprehensive carpentry book is recommended as a helpful text in studying for the trades exam. We highly recommend purchasing this book as a helpful study tool to prepare for your exam. You can purchase a copy for $110 or save money by purchasing it with as part of a package.
What can I expect from the State Exam:
The exam is comprised of two main parts:
Part 1 – Business and Law Exam – There are 50 questions on the exam, and you must answer at least 36 of them correctly in order to pass. The minimum passing score is 72%. You are allowed 75 minutes to complete the exam.
Part 2 – Trades Exam – The Trades Exam is different for the Individual Residential Builder and the Maintenance & Alteration licensing:
- Residential Builder Trades Exam – There are 100 questions on the Residential Builder exam, and you must answer at least 73 questions correctly in order to pass. The minimum passing score is 73%. You are allowed 150 minutes to complete the exam.
- Maintenance & Alteration Trades Exam – A separate trade exam is required for each trade you wish to be licensed in. Each trade exam ranges from 25 to 50 questions. Please click on the link below for the PSI candidate information bulletin.
A candidate information bulletin is included with the 60-Hour prelicensure course which outlines the topics covered on the exam.
Everything you need to study for the state exam is included in your course. Our exam prep programs will ensure you pass the exam the first time. We even offer a 100% money back guarantee with every online exam prep.
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