Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Please submit any questions or requests to the Bureau of Construction Codes at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will respond as quickly as possible. If you would like a return phone call, please provide the best time and number for a team member to connect with you.
You can also contact us at 517-241-9302.
Also we strongly encourage you conduct business with us online at: https://aca3.accela.com/LARA/Default.aspx.
For disciplinary matters, submit documentation or make inquiries related to disciplinary actions to: LARA-BCC-Compliance@michigan.gov.
Plumbing Exam Update Notice
2018 Plumbing Code
NEW Journey Plumber Licensing Requirements - Practical Exam
2018 PLUMBING CODE AND RENEWALS
The 2018 Michigan Plumbing Code went into effect on September 15, 2021. Licensees now have one year to complete the required code update course. Completion of a code update course is required for license renewal. Once code update courses are approved and available, they can be found by going to www.CEBroker.com.
NEW JOURNEY PLUMBER LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
Effective in 2022, Journey Plumber applicants will be required to take and pass a two-part examination consisting of both a written and practical skills test prior to the issuance of a license.
Journey plumbing exam applicants whose applications are received no later than December 14, 2021, will only be required to take and pass the written exam.
Journey plumbing exam applicants whose applications are received December 15, 2021 or later, will be required to take and pass both the practical and written portions of the exam. Applicants will be required to use the new journey plumber specific application available here.
Failure to pass both portions of the journey examination within one year from the date of application will require a new application and fee. A passing score from only one section of the examination will not apply to a new application.
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has great diversity of licenses and regulation within its oversight.
Our LARA Veteran Liaisons may be able to help you navigate through the process and programs within our Department. This is an initiative offered to veterans to receive assistance getting to the appropriate area under LARA's authority by speaking to a LARA employee who is also a veteran.
Upon contacting the Department, you can request to speak with a LARA Veteran Liaison. Based on up-front information provided, you will be directed to an appropriate liaison.
LARA is proud to be recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer committed to military veteran recruitment, traning and retention practices. LARA is dedicated to bridging the gap between civilian employment and helping veterans gain and retain employment.