DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR’S OFFICE  
BUILDING OFFICIALS, PLAN REVIEWERS, AND INSPECTORS  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by section 5 of 1986 PA 54, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1,  
2008-4 and 2011-4, MCL 445.2011, MCL 445.2025, and MCL 445.2030)  
R 408.30001 Definitions.  
Rule 1. (1) As used in these rules:  
(a) “Act” means 1986 PA 54, MCL 338.2301 to 338.2313 and known as building  
officials and inspectors registration act.  
(b) “Bureau” means the Michigan department of licensing and regulatory affairs,  
bureau of construction codes.  
(c) “Skilled worker” means any individual that possesses the necessary skills,  
qualifications, or prescribed level of licensure to engage in the practical installation,  
maintenance, and repair of specific construction systems and related components.  
(2) A term defined in the act has the same meaning when used in these rules.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30002 Conflict of interest.  
Rule 2. Building officials, plan reviewers, and inspectors shall not serve as a  
member on a construction board of appeals or contract for work in a governmental  
subdivision where they provide code enforcement services.  
History: 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30004 Applicability.  
Rule 4. These rules apply to all of the following areas.  
(a) The registration and reregistration of all building officials, plan reviewers, and  
inspectors.  
(b) The approval of educational and training programs, tests, and instructors for  
the purpose of qualifying individuals for registration or reregistration as building  
officials, plan reviewers, or inspectors.  
(c) The minimum training and experience standards, qualifications, and  
classifications of responsibility applicable to persons who are engaged in the  
administration and enforcement of codes and plan reviews.  
History: 1991 AACS.  
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R 408.30007 Enforcement responsibility.  
Rule 7. (1) The state construction code commission established in section 3a of  
Stille-Derossett-Hale single state construction code act, MCL 125.1503a, shall administer  
and enforce these rules. The commission has the responsibility for evaluating and  
approving educational and training programs, tests, and instructors.  
(2) The commission shall consider recommendations for acceptance of educational  
and training programs, tests, and instructors submitted by any of the following entities:  
(a) The barrier free design board.  
(b) The electrical administrative board.  
(c) The board of mechanical rules.  
(d) The state plumbing board.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30010 Approval of educational and training programs, tests, and  
instructors.  
Rule 10. The commission shall approve educational and training programs,  
instructors, and tests which comply with the requirements of the act and these rules.  
History: 1991 AACS.  
R 408.30013 Educational and training programs; application and approval  
process; standards.  
Rule 13. (1) A provider of educational and training programs shall apply for  
approval by submitting information on an application provided by the bureau. This  
information shall be evaluated by the commission pursuant to the requirements of R  
408.30019.  
(2) Before a full evaluation of an application, the bureau shall determine that the  
application submitted is complete. If it is incomplete, the applicant shall be notified, in  
writing, of the deficiency within 15 days of the date the application is received by the  
bureau. The incomplete application shall be returned to the applicant without prejudice.  
A subsequent submission shall be treated as a new application.  
(3) An application for approval of programs shall be evaluated for compliance with  
the act and these rules.  
(4) An application for the approval of educational and training programs shall be  
accompanied by all required fees.  
(5) An application shall contain all of the following information:  
(a) The name and address of the applicant.  
(b) The names and qualifications of professional personnel identified as the  
educational staff of the applicant’s organization.  
(c) A statement of purpose and the objective of the program.  
(d) Administrative and technical criteria for the development of the program.  
(e) The location of the facility where the program will be conducted.  
(f) A description of the equipment used in the program.  
(g) The names and bureau approval numbers of instructors.  
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(h) A copy of the teaching outline for the program.  
(i) A determination of the number of contact hours required to conduct the program.  
(j) A description of the criteria used to identify program participants who  
successfully complete the program.  
(6) Educational and training programs shall be in compliance with all of the  
following standards:  
(a) Have submitted a clearly defined statement of purpose and objective.  
(b) Have had instructors approved in advance, pursuant to the provisions of R  
408.30016.  
(c) Have facilities and equipment suitable and consistent with the purpose, design,  
and intended outcome of each learning experience.  
(d) Have submitted a list of instructional materials and other resources essential for  
the successful presentation of the program.  
(e) Have established an evaluation process to assess the qualifications of students as  
successfully completing the program, which shall be, at a minimum, based on pass or fail  
criteria. The results of the evaluation shall be reported to the bureau at the completion of  
the training program.  
(f) Shall establish permanent records of student activities, including course titles,  
student attendance, and course evaluation criteria.  
(7) If an application is disapproved, the bureau shall notify the applicant and  
provide a written explanation of the reason for disapproval. The disapproved application  
shall be returned to the applicant.  
(8) Approval of a program shall be evidenced by a program approval report  
prepared by the bureau and issued to the applicant. The report shall include all of the  
following information:  
(a) Name and address of the applicant.  
(b) Program identification number.  
(c) The date of approval.  
(d) Conditions of approval.  
(e) Period of approval.  
(f) The number of credit hours approved for successful program completion.  
(9) A program or an amendment thereto which has been approved shall not be  
altered without prior authorization by the bureau. All changes shall be made a part of the  
written record of approval. The authorization shall be in writing or be confirmed in  
writing within 10 days of oral authorization.  
(10) The commission may withdraw the approval of a program when the approval  
was issued in error or was issued on the basis of incorrect information or when the  
program is found to be in violation of the rules. Notice of withdrawal of approval shall  
be in writing and shall set forth the reason for withdrawal of approval. An appeal from  
withdrawal of approval shall be processed pursuant to the provisions of the administrative  
procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30016 Instructors; application and approval process; standards.  
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Rule 16. (1) An instructor of educational and training programs shall apply for  
approval by submitting information on an application provided by the bureau. This  
information shall be evaluated by the commission pursuant to the requirements of this  
rule.  
(2) Before a full evaluation of an application, the bureau shall determine that the  
application submitted is complete. If it is incomplete, the applicant shall be notified, in  
writing, of the deficiency within 15 days of the date the application is received by the  
bureau. The incomplete application shall be returned to the applicant without prejudice.  
A subsequent submission shall be treated as a new application.  
(3) An application for approval of instructors shall be evaluated for compliance  
with the act and these rules.  
(4) An application for the approval of instructors shall be accompanied by all  
required fees.  
(5) An application shall contain all of the following information:  
(a) The name and address of the applicant.  
(b) The history or work experience relative to the subjects to be taught.  
(c) A list of educational or training courses or programs completed by the applicant.  
(d) Certifications, licenses, or registrations held by the applicant that relate to the  
subject to be taught.  
(e) The social security number of the applicant pursuant to the regulated  
occupational support enforcement act, 1996 PA 236, MCL 338.3431 to 338.3436.  
(f) An applicant’s previous teaching, training, and experience.  
(6) When an application for approval of an educational or training program  
proposes using instructors who are currently approved under these rules, those instructors  
may be identified by name and approval number instead of submitting duplicate  
applications for approval as instructors.  
(7) An instructor of educational and training programs shall meet the following  
requirements, as appropriate:  
(a) Have 4 years of experience in the subject to be taught.  
(b) For technical and specialty categories in plumbing, electrical, or mechanical  
trades, licensure at the journey level or a higher level or equivalent work history in  
addition to the experience required in subdivision (a) of this subrule.  
(8) If the application is disapproved, the commission shall notify the applicant and  
provide a written explanation of the reason for disapproval. The disapproved application  
shall be returned to the applicant.  
(9) Approval of an instructor shall be evidenced by an instructor approval report  
that is prepared by the bureau and issued to the applicant. The report shall include all of  
the following information:  
(a) Name and address of the instructor.  
(b) Instructor identification number.  
(c) Period of approval.  
(d) Conditions of approval.  
(10) The commission may withdraw the approval of an instructor when the  
approval was issued in error or was issued on the basis of incorrect information; or, when  
the instructor is found to be in violation of the rules or failed to pay a required fee.  
Notice of withdrawal of approval shall be in writing and shall set forth the reasons for  
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withdrawal of approval. An appeal from withdrawal of approval shall be processed  
pursuant to the provisions of the administrative procedures act of 1069, 1969 PA 306,  
MCL 24.201 to 24.328.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30019 Tests; application and approval process; standards.  
Rule 19. (1) A provider of a test shall apply for approval by submitting information  
on an application provided by the bureau. This information shall be evaluated by the  
commission pursuant to the requirements of this rule.  
(2) Before a full evaluation of the application, the bureau shall determine that the  
application submitted is complete. If it is incomplete, the applicant shall be notified, in  
writing, of the deficiency within 15 days of the date the application is received by the  
bureau. The incomplete application shall be returned to the applicant without prejudice.  
A subsequent submission shall be treated as a new application.  
(3) An application for approval of tests shall be evaluated for compliance with the  
act and these rules.  
(4) An application for the approval of a test shall be accompanied by all required  
fees.  
(5) An application shall contain all of the following information:  
(a) The name and address of the applicant.  
(b) A statement of the purpose and objective of the test.  
(c) The names and qualifications of the developers of the test.  
(d) The method of securing the test.  
(e) The procedure for administering the test.  
(f) The method of determining successful completion of the test.  
(g) The location of the facility where the test will be conducted.  
(h) A description of the equipment and materials required to administer the test.  
(i) The names of the test administrators or monitors.  
(6) A test shall be in compliance with all of the following standards:  
(a) Admission to a test shall be made in a controlled manner to verify the eligibility  
and identity of candidates.  
(b) Records of candidate participation shall be maintained and reported to the  
bureau at the completion of a test.  
(c) Facilities and equipment shall be suitable and consistent with the purpose,  
design, and intended outcome of a test.  
(7) There shall be a sufficient number of qualified personnel present to monitor,  
proctor, evaluate, or administer a test.  
(8) If a test application is disapproved, the bureau shall notify the applicant and  
provide a written explanation of the reason for disapproval. The disapproved application  
shall be returned to the applicant.  
(9) Approval of a test shall be evidenced by a test approval report that is prepared  
by the bureau and issued to the applicant. The report shall include all of the following  
information:  
(a) Name and address of the applicant.  
(b) Test identification number.  
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(c) Period of approval.  
(d) Conditions of approval.  
(10) A test or an amendment thereto which has been approved shall not be altered  
without prior authorization by the bureau. All changes shall be made a part of the written  
record of approval. The authorization shall be in writing or be confirmed in writing  
within 10 days of oral authorization.  
(11) The commission may withdraw the approval of a test when the approval was  
issued in error or was issued on the basis of incorrect information or when the test is  
found to be in violation of the rules. Notice of withdrawal of approval shall be in writing  
and shall set forth the reason for withdrawal of approval. An appeal from withdrawal of  
approval shall be processed pursuant to the provisions of the administrative procedures  
act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30022 Fees.  
Rule 22. Fees shall be charged in accordance with the published rates of the  
commission. A failure to pay a required fee shall be grounds for disapproval or  
withdrawal of a previous approval.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30025 Notification of changes.  
Rule 25. (1) A provider of approved educational and training programs or tests  
shall notify the bureau, in writing, within 10 days of any of the following occurrences:  
(a) A change in the name of the applicant.  
(b) A change in the address of the applicant.  
(c) A change in the principal officers of an applicant organization.  
(2) Changes with respect to classes shall ordinarily be made only when approved by  
the bureau in advance. If the illness of an instructor, natural disaster, or other emergency  
causes a change in the program as approved, the bureau shall be notified verbally at the  
earliest opportunity. A written notice that confirms the verbal report shall be made to the  
bureau within 10 days of the verbal report.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30028 Institutions of higher education and certain other institutions and  
organizations; application for approval of programs and classes.  
Rule 28. (1) An institution of higher education and an educational institution that is  
authorized by the provisions of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to  
380.1853, may apply for approval of educational or training programs or classes under  
the criteria established in R 408.30013, R 408.30016, and R 408.30019.  
(2) An organization that is accredited by, and holds institutional membership in, the  
council on continuing education units may apply for approval of educational or training  
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programs or classes under the criteria established in R 408.30013, R 408.30016, and R  
408.30019.  
(3) A student who has attended a course which was not approved in advance and  
which is given by institutions or organizations specified in subrules (1) and (2) of this  
rule may submit proof of successful completion for evaluation as meeting a portion of the  
re-registration requirements. A request for evaluation shall be accompanied by the  
course syllabus or other material which clearly defines the course structure and content.  
A request for evaluation of unapproved programs that is not supported by adequate  
documentation shall be returned to an applicant without action.  
(4) An applicant for re-registration who completes a course or program which is not  
specified in subrules (1) and (2) of this rule and which was not approved in advance may  
submit proof of successful completion for evaluation pursuant to the provisions of R  
408.30013, R 408.30016, and R 408.30019. A request for evaluation shall be  
accompanied by a course syllabus or other material which clearly defines the course  
structure, content, evaluation criteria, and proof of successful course completion. A  
request for evaluation of unapproved programs that is not supported by adequate  
documentation shall be returned to an applicant without action.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30031 Standards for provisional registration.  
Rule 31. (1) An applicant for provisional registration as any of the following shall  
meet the requirements of R 408.30034 to R 408.30049:  
(a) A building official.  
(b) A plan reviewer.  
(c) A building inspector.  
(d) An electrical inspector.  
(e) A mechanical inspector.  
(f) A plumbing inspector.  
(2) A person who becomes employed by an enforcing agency as a building official,  
plan reviewer, or inspector shall, within 30 days of employment, make application to the  
commission for provisional registration pursuant to the provisions of section 12(2) of the  
act.  
(3) An application for provisional registration shall be made on a form prepared and  
furnished by the department. The department shall charge a fee pursuant to the published  
rates of the commission.  
(4) A person whose registration is provisional shall become registered upon the  
completion of the first full 3-year registration cycle.  
(5) An applicant for provisional registration shall provide, along with an application  
and fee, written verification of completing not less than the required number of hours of  
education in approved educational or training programs as provided by R 408.30055(4),  
and as prescribed in Table 31 of this rule in all of the following categories:  
(a) Administration, which shall include programs and courses designed to enhance  
an applicant’s understanding of laws and rules, as well as the administration and  
enforcement of related statutes and regulations.  
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(b) Technical, which shall include programs and courses designed to discuss the  
code and various technical code provisions.  
(c) Communication, which shall include courses intended to enhance an applicant’s  
communication skills with the public and may include technical writing, public speaking,  
training on interpersonal skills when working with people, and other areas of  
communications.  
(d) Specialty, which shall include courses designed to increase an applicant’s  
knowledge of inspections and construction techniques in the various registration  
classifications.  
(e) Plan review, which shall include courses designed to enhance an applicant’s  
understanding of the review of construction documents, plan review methodology and  
coordination.  
(6) Table 31 reads as follows:  
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Table 31  
Hours Required for Provisional Registration  
Administration  
hrs  
4 Communication  
1 hr  
Technical 8 hrs  
Plan Review 2 Specialty 3 hrs  
hrs  
Inspector  
or  
Plan  
Reviewer  
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40  
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History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30034 Building official; experience.  
Rule 34. An applicant for registration as a provisional building official shall have 2  
years of experience as a registered code inspector or plan reviewer.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30037 Building inspector; experience.  
Rule 37. (1) An applicant for registration as a provisional building inspector shall  
have  
not less than 4 years of experience in 1 or more of the following categories:  
(a) As a licensed residential builder under the provisions of the occupational code,  
1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2919, who has been actively engaged in the  
construction business for not less than 4 years.  
(b) As a building contractor, a person who is in charge of general building  
construction, or as a skilled worker in structural carpentry, structural masonry, structural  
steel erection, or structural concrete construction who has been actively engaged in the  
general building construction field. This category does not include a person who is  
licensed as a contractor under the electrical administrative act, 1956 PA 217, MCL  
338.881 to 338.892; the state plumbing act, 2002 PA 733, MCL 338.3511 to 338.3569; or  
the Forbes mechanical contractors act, 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to 338.988.  
(c) Possess a current license as an architect or engineer under the provisions of the  
occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.2001 to 339.2014.  
(d) As a project manager, superintendent, supervisor, or foreman actively engaged  
in general building construction.  
(e) As a licensed or registered building inspector from other states, Canada or other  
recognized countries with inspection experience in general building construction and who  
holds a master or certified building official certificate obtained from the international  
code council (ICC), defined as an inspector by the building officials and inspectors  
registration act, 1986 PA 54, MCL 338.2301 to 338.2313.  
(2) A person who has obtained a degree or certificate in a recognized curriculum  
from an institution of higher education in a construction-related field shall receive not  
more than 2 years of experience for a 4-year degree and not more than 1 year experience  
for a 2-year degree as required in subrule (1)(a) of this rule for registration as a  
provisional building inspector.  
(3) An applicant who meets the requirements of this rule shall be deemed qualified  
for registration as a building inspector, subject to the provisions of section 12(2) of the  
act.  
(4) An applicant shall submit, with an application, documentation of his or her  
experience. The documentation may consist of any of the following:  
(a) An affidavit.  
(b) Notarized letters.  
(c) Copies of licenses and registrations.  
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(d) A job description from a present or former employer.  
(e) A permit history from authorized enforcing agencies.  
(f) A copy of an official transcript from an institution of higher education.  
(g) Other pertinent information.  
History: 1991 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30040 Electrical inspector; experience.  
Rule 40. An applicant for registration as a provisional electrical inspector shall have  
2 years of experience as a licensed journey worker or shall be licensed as a master  
electrician under the provisions of 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30043 Mechanical inspector; experience.  
Rule 43. An applicant for registration as a provisional mechanical inspector shall  
have possessed a mechanical license for not less than 1 year in 3 or more categories 1, 2,  
4, or 9 as defined in 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to MCL 338.988 and known as the  
Forbes mechanical contractors act.  
History: 1991 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30046 Plumbing inspector; experience.  
Rule 46. An applicant for registration as a provisional plumbing inspector shall  
have possessed a journey license for not less than 2 years or shall be licensed as a master  
plumber under the provisions of the state plumbing act, 2002 PA 733, MCL 338.3511 to  
338.3569.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30049 Plan reviewer; experience.  
Rule 49. (1) An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall have  
not less than 4 years of experience in 1 or more of the following categories:  
(a) As a licensed residential builder under the provisions of the occupational code,  
1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2919, who has been actively engaged in the  
construction business for not less than 4 years.  
(b) As a skilled worker in 1 or more of the following disciplines:  
(i) Structural carpentry.  
(ii) Structural masonry.  
(iii) Structural steel erection.  
(iv) Structural concrete construction.  
(c) Possesses a current license as an architect or engineer under the provisions of  
the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2919.  
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(d) As a project manager, superintendent, supervisor, or foreman of general  
building construction.  
(e) As a licensed or registered building inspector or plan reviewer in the United  
States, Canada, or other recognized countries with 4 years of inspection or plan review  
experience in general building construction and holds a master or certified building  
official certificate obtained from the ICC.  
(2) A person who has obtained a degree or certificate in a recognized curriculum  
from an institution of higher education in a construction-related field shall receive not  
more than 2 years of experience for a 4-year degree and not more than 1 year experience  
for a 2-year degree as required in subrule (1)(a) of this rule for registration as a  
provisional building inspector.  
(3) An applicant who meets the requirements of this rule shall be deemed qualified  
for registration as a plan reviewer, subject to the provisions of section 12(2) of the act.  
(4) An applicant shall submit, with an application, documentation of his or her  
experience. The documentation may consist of 1 of the following:  
(a) An affidavit.  
(b) Copies of licenses and registrations.  
(c) A job description from a present or former employer.  
(d) A permit history from authorized enforcing agencies.  
(e) A copy of an official transcript from an institution of higher education.  
(f) Other pertinent information.  
(5) An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall have 2 years of  
experience as a licensed electrical journey worker or shall be licensed as a master  
electrician under the provisions of 1956 PA 217, MCL 338.881 to 338.892 and known as  
the Electrical Administrative Act.  
(6) An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall have possessed  
a mechanical license for not less than 1 year in 3 or more categories 1, 2, 4, or 9 as  
defined in the Forbes mechanical contractors act, 1984 PA 192, MCL 338.971 to  
338.988.  
(7) An applicant for registration as a provisional plan reviewer shall possess a  
plumbing journey license for not less than 2 years or shall be licensed as a master  
plumber under the provisions of the plumbing act, 2002 PA 733, MCL 338.3511 to  
338.3569.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30052 Standards for re-registration of building officials, plan reviewers,  
and inspectors.  
Rule 52. (1) An application for re-registration as a building official, plan reviewer,  
or inspector shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the commission and shall be  
accompanied by all required fees.  
(2) An application shall be submitted by September 16 of the cycle year. There  
shall be no extensions or grace periods. Functions under 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1501 to  
125.1531 shall not be performed on an expired registration.  
(3) An applicant shall show evidence of completing the minimum number of hours  
in approved educational or training programs prescribed in R 408.30055. An applicant  
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for re-registration shall achieve the required number of hours of continuing education by  
participation in 1 or more of the types of approved educational or training programs listed  
in R 408.30055 (4).  
(4) An applicant in a discipline that requires licensure shall maintain a current  
license and shall provide a copy of the current license upon re-registration.  
(5) When an applicant has been on extended leave due to illness or military service,  
the number of hours of continuing education required for re-registration shall be reduced  
pursuant to table 55B, prorated upon consideration of the months absent.  
(6) An incomplete application shall be returned to the applicant. The returned  
application shall be completed and resubmitted to the bureau within 15 days of the date  
of being returned to the applicant.  
(7) Failure to comply with subrule (6) of this rule shall be grounds for denial of the  
application and forfeiture of the fees already paid.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 408.30055 Registration; required hours of training; training categories;  
effective date.  
Rule 55. (1) An applicant for re-registration shall complete not less than the  
required number of hours of continuing education in approved educational or training  
programs, as prescribed in table 55A and table 55B of this rule, in all of the following  
categories:  
(a) Administration, which shall include programs and courses designed to enhance  
an applicant’s understanding of laws, rules, and the administration and enforcement of  
related statutes and regulations.  
(b) Technical, which shall include programs and courses designed to discuss the  
code and various technical code provisions.  
(c) Communications, which shall include courses intended to enhance an  
applicant’s communication skills with the public and may include technical writing,  
public speaking, working with people, and communications.  
(d) Specialty, which shall include courses designed to increase an applicant’s  
knowledge of inspection and construction techniques in the various registration  
classifications.  
(2) Continuing education shall be valid for re-registration only when accrued during  
the applicant’s current 3-year registration period, except as provided for in subrule (3) of  
this rule.  
(3) When an applicant’s original registration is for a period of less than a full 3-year  
cycle, the number of hours of continuing education required for re-registration at the end  
of that period shall be reduced in accordance with table 55A. Continuing education shall  
be valid only when accrued during the period in which the applicant was registered.  
(4) The bureau may approve any of the following types of educational or training  
programs:  
(a) Association programs that are sponsored by any of the following entities:  
(i) Inspector organizations.  
(ii) Township, municipal, and county organizations.  
(iii) Professional and trade organizations.  
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(b) Home study courses, such as videotapes, audiocassettes, and correspondence  
courses.  
(c) Private contractor technical update courses.  
(d) University, college, and community college courses.  
(e) Department sponsored training programs.  
(f) Training sponsored by nationally recognized model code promulgating  
organizations, such as the international code council. The commission may approve  
other educational or training programs offered by a provider which address the  
educational categories listed in subrule (1) of this rule and which meet the standards and  
criteria for an approvable educational or training program listed in these rules.  
(5) Table 55A reads as follows:  
Table 55A  
HOURS REQUIRED FOR RE-REGISTRATION  
Training  
Category  
Registration Classifications  
Building Inspector  
Plan  
Mech. Plumb. Reviewer  
Official  
Administration(a) 16  
Bldg.  
4
Elect.  
4
4
4
4
Technical  
Communication(a)  
Specialty  
24(d)  
24(b)  
1
24(b)  
1
24(b)  
1
24(b)  
1
24(d)  
1
2
8(d)  
50  
18(b)  
47  
18(b)  
47  
18(b)  
47  
18(b)  
47  
18(c)  
47  
Total  
(a)When applying for re-registration in more than 1 classification, the number of  
hours in these training categories may be applied to more than 1 registration  
classification. For example, an applicant for re-registration as an electrical inspector and  
a plan reviewer would need only 1 hour in the communication category; an applicant for  
re-registration as a building official and a mechanical inspector would need only 16 hours  
in the administration category.  
(b)The number of hours listed for technical and specialty topics shall be  
accomplished for each inspector registration classification. For example, an applicant for  
re-registration as a building official and a plumbing inspector would need 24 hours in the  
technical categories (in plumbing); an applicant for re-registration as a mechanical  
inspector and a plumbing inspector would need 36 hours in the specialty categories 18  
related to mechanical codes and 18 more related to plumbing codes.  
(c)Re-registration as a plan reviewer shall require 12 hours in plan review technique  
and 6 hours in 1 or more of the other registration classifications listed under this category.  
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(d)For re-registration as a building official or plan reviewer, training in these  
categories may be achieved in any single inspector registration classification or any  
combination of inspector registration classifications.  
TABLE 55B  
Prorated hours, by category, based upon the date the application is received by the bureau  
of construction codes:  
Cycle  
Through  
Maximum Hours in Category:  
Month 16th of:  
24  
24  
18  
18  
18  
17  
17  
16  
16  
15  
14  
14  
13  
13  
12  
12  
11  
10  
10  
16  
16  
16  
15  
15  
14  
14  
13  
13  
12  
12  
11  
11  
10  
10  
9
8
8
8
8
8
7
7
7
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
October  
2
November 23  
December 23  
3
4
January  
February  
March  
April  
22  
21  
20  
20  
19  
18  
17  
17  
5
6
7
8
May  
9
June  
10  
11  
12  
13  
14  
15  
16  
July  
August  
September 16  
October 15  
November 14  
December 14  
January  
13  
9
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17  
18  
19  
20  
21  
22  
23  
24  
25  
26  
27  
28  
29  
30  
31  
32  
33  
34  
35  
36  
February  
March  
April  
12  
11  
11  
10  
9
9
9
8
8
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
8
8
7
7
6
6
5
5
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
May  
June  
July  
8
August  
8
September 7  
October  
6
November 5  
December 5  
January  
February  
March  
April  
4
3
2
2
1
0
0
0
May  
June  
July  
August  
September 0  
(7) This rule takes effect September 18, 1991.  
History: 1991 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
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