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Michigan Plumber Renewal FAQ

All Michigan plumbers must complete a code update course by April 20th of 2018 to maintain licensure. Journeyman plumbers must also renew their licenses by April 30th. We've decided to take this opportunity to share the most commonly asked code update and renewal questions and answers.

Why do I need to complete a 5-hour Code Update Course?

Michigan journeyman and master plumbers must complete a 5-hour code update course within one year of code update implementation. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs released the 2015 Michigan Plumbing Code Rules on April 20, 2017. Plumbers must complete the corresponding 5-hour code update course by April 20, 2018.

How do I submit my certificate after completing the Michigan 5-hour Code Update Course?

The state of Michigan does not require certificates be submitted for license renewal. However, you must keep your records in the case of an audit. Certified Training Institute will keep your records for 6-years at no extra cost.

What happens if I do not complete a 5-hour code update course?

Plumbers who do not complete the course will lose their license in the case of a state audit.

How do I renew my journeyman plumber license?

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will have sent a renewal notice approximately three months before the April 30th renewal deadline. You must fill out the forms, pay the $40 fee, and return the documents and fee to the department. Licenses can also be renewed online.


 

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