Michigan builders know that an important part of being a builder is keeping up with the latest trends, laws and improvements in the field. Continuing education is an important part of licensing renewal, and finding a way to take contractor classes at a convenient time makes it simpler since Michigan contractors must renew their licenses every three years. Following are some commonly asked questions about relicensing education that can help you make a decision on how to take your courses.
Do All Michigan Builders Have to Complete the Same Number of Hours of Education?
The number of continuing education hours that a builder has to complete in Michigan depends on when that builder was initially licensed. Three hours of education are required for those licensed before January 1, 2009. For those licensed after that date, 21 hours of continuing education is required.
What Are Relicensure Requirements for Licensees Before and After This Date?
According to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, builders who were licensed before January 1, 2009, must complete one hour on real estate building codes and laws, one hour on construction changes and laws in business management and one hour on safety. Those licensed after this date must complete the core courses every three years for the first two licensing cycles along with an additional 21 hours, for a total of 21 hours of study during the first three years of licensing and 21 hours during the second three-year cycle.
What Are the Requirements If a License Has Lapsed?
Relicensing requirements are different for those who have allowed a contractor’s license to lapse, depending on the length of time that has passed. A license that has remained inactive from between 61 days and three years only requires filing the application, paying the fees and being of good character to reactivate the license. If a contractor’s license has been inactive over the three year period, 60 hours of continuing education courses are required, and the examination for licensing must be retaken.
What Ways Can a Builder Takes Courses in Michigan?
Contractors may take contractor classes for relicensing either in an actual classroom setting, or by correspondence or online courses from providers that are approved. Some prefer taking classroom courses because they are offered by the agency where they work. Others may prefer online courses that are accessible with a laptop, tablet, iPhone, iPad or other electronic device. In addition, some may prefer correspondence courses because it is easy to refer back.
PDH Academy Makes Studying Easy
PDH Academy offers both online and correspondence courses that fill the continuing education requirements for Michigan builders. The advantage of our contractor classes is that a builder can study whenever and wherever he or she wants and can even stop or start a course when it’s convenient. With the busy schedules contractors have, this flexibility makes it easy to do the required studying without any stress. We provide online support if a builder has any questions or needs assistance. In addition, we provide courses for multiple states for those builders who are licensed in more than one state. Browse courses by state to learn how PDH Academy can help.