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Become A Licensed Michigan Builder Today!

Have you been dreaming of becoming your own boss? Well, now is the perfect time to do just that. Michigan builders are in short supply due to the lack of young people entering the trades, and seasoned contractors reaching their retirement years.

There are a number of ways to become a Michigan Licensed Builder. The Builders License Training Institute offers the state-mandated 60-hour program both online and in a classroom!  It's fast, fun and easy to meet state requirements with their programs. You can choose to take your time and complete the course online in HD video with printable text (with 100% money back guarantee!) or opt for the traditional classroom style at a number of convenient locations throughout the state. The choice is up to you!  You'll enjoy their state-approved and up-to-date curriculum developed by licensed builders. There are even scholarships available for Students and Veterans.  Check out their programs today, you'll be glad you did!  


If you're interested in becoming a Licensed Michigan Builder, there are a few steps you need to follow. 

  1. Complete a state approved 60-Hour Prelicense Course
  2. Send an application, 60-Hour program certificates, and a $195 fee to the state.
  3. Pass the state exam

What can I expect with the State Exam?

The State exam is made up of two main parts:

Part 1 Business and Law Exam – There are 50 questions on the exam and you must answer at least 36 questions 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.

candidate information bulletin is included with our 60-Hour prelicensure course which outlines the topics covered on the exam.  If you are taking an exam for an individual trade, please call or email and we will send you the outline for that trade.  You can also find this information at


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