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  • Michigan Electrical (Master/Journeyman/Contractor) Exam Review


    Preapproval from the Department is required before taking any examinations. The State of Michigan Electrical License Requirements as listed below:


    • Must be at least 22 years of age.
    • Has held an electrical journeyman’s license for not less than 2 years.
    • Have not less than 12,000 hours of experience obtained over a period of not less than 6 years related to electrical construction, the maintenance of buildings, or electrical wiring or equipment under the supervision of a master electrician.
    • Must take and pass the examination.


    • Must be at least 20 years of age.
    • Have not less than 8,000 hours of practical experience obtained over a period of not less than 4 years related to electrical construction or maintenance of buildings or electrical wiring or equipment under the direct supervision of a person licensed under 2016 PA 407. (Maximum credit of 2,000 hours per year.)
    • Credit may be provided for graduation from or attendance at a recognized training or educational program.
    • Must take and pass the examination.


    • Holds a master electrician’s license or has not less than 1 master electrician residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The master electrician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations of electrical wiring and equipment.
    • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor’s license unless they employ a master electrician residing in the state of Michigan.
    • Must take and pass the examination.

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    Michigan Electrical (Master/Journeyman/Contractor) Examination Materials Permitted:

    • 2023 National Electrical Code – NFPA 70
    • 2020 National Electrical Code – NFPA 70
    • 2017 National Electrical Code – NFPA 70
    • 2020 National Electrical Code Pre-Printed Tabs
    • 2017 National Electrical Code Tabs
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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Michigan Application Processing


    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the Michigan Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • Michigan Residential Builder License – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.


    Michigan Residential Builder License – Examination Preparation Materials:

    • 2015 Michigan Residential Code
    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting
    • Carpentry and Building Construction 16th Edition
    • Guide to Handling, Installing, Bracing Wood Trusses – 2018
    • Contractor’s Guide To Quality Concrete Construction
    • Modern Masonry, 9th Edition
    • Roofing Construction & Estimating Revised
    • Builder’s Guide to Accounting

    Michigan Residential Builder License – Examination Preparation Material Tabs:

    • Pipe and Excavation Contracting Tabs
    • Carpentry and Building Construction Tabs
    • BCSI Wood Truss Tabs
    • Quality Concrete – Pre-Printed Tabs
    • Modern Masonry Tabs
    • Roofing Construction and Estimating Revised Tabs – 2022 Ed
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Requirements To Complete

About This License

This license is for persons or firms who engage in the construction of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure, or who undertake the repair, alteration, addition, subtraction or improvement of a residential structure or combination residential and commercial structure for compensation other than wages for personal labor.

The Residential Builder license does not allow persons or firms to engage in plumbing, electrical, or mechanical (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) work.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • A State approved 60 Hour Pre-Licensing course is required to be completed prior for sitting for the State Exams.
  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Michigan is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • A person who contracts with another to do residential, or combination residential and commercial, construction or remodeling on a project whose total value is $600 or more is required to be licensed as either a residential builder
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be financially stable

Applying For Your License

The application process starts with an applicant contacting PSI Services, LLC (PSI). may be reached at:

PSI Services, LLC
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89121
telephone: (800) 733-9267
fax: (702) 932-2666
TTY (800) 735-2929

An applicant successfully completing all required sections of the examination will receive a report of their passing scores printed on the State of Michigan license application form. The license application must be filed with the State Board office within one year from the date a passing score is received on an application. If the examination is in separate parts, the examination shall be valid for one (1) year from the date the first portion of the examination is passed.

Exam Details

  • 110 questions and a time limit of 180 minutes
  • The business and law exam has 50 multiple choice questions and lasts 75 minutes
  • Exam requires a 72% to pass
  • Closed Book
  • Topics on the Builder examination includes: layout, plans and specifications and estimating, excavation/sitework, footings and foundation walls, concrete, carpentry, masonry, roofing insulation, ventilation, windows/doors/skylights, siding installation, interior/exterior finishing, specialties, safety and employee protection including MiOSHA
  • Business and Law topics include: Regulator and statutory requirements, Business organization, Bidding and estimating, Contracts, Project management and supervision, Accounting and finance, Personnel, Insurance, Bonds and liens, and Payroll taxes
  • The fee for the exam is $56 and pre-approval is required
  • To schedule your exams, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are NOT permitted to be taken into the examination. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • Stille-Derossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act of 1972 as amended
  • Michigan Residential Code, 2009
  • Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act 154 of 1974 as amended
  • Administrative Rules for All Industries (All MIOSHA standards may be printed from the MIOSHA web site)
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011
  • Carpentry Building Construction
  • Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses
  • The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction
  • Modern Masonry
  • Roofing Construction and Estimating
  • Walkers Insulation Techniques and Estimating Handbook
  • Builder’s Guide to Accounting

Exam Review Education

We do not offer exam review for this license as of this time.

Continuing Education

21 hours of continuing education are required for each renewal. We offer this online.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are no reciprocal agreements for this license as of this time.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.