participation in research conducted in
conjunction with a college or university,
trade association, or manufacturer.
Participating in a code hearing
One continuing competency
conducted by the International Code hour may be earned for each
Council or bureau of construction qualifying hour of attendance at the
If audited, a licensee shall submit
documentation, satisfactory to the
department, verifying the licensee’s
participation in the code hearing.
(2) The subject matter of courses and alternate activities chosen by a licensee must
meet the minimum requirements of section 2404b(2) of the Occupational Code, MCL
339.2404b(2), and must be relevant to the licensed occupation, and may include any of
(a) Prelicensure courses in the areas of competency listed in section 2404b(1)(c) of
the Occupational Code, MCL 339.2404b(1)(c).
(b) The residential maintenance and alteration contractor crafts and trades listed in
section 2404(3) of the Occupational Code, MCL 339.2404(3).
(c) Accounting and safekeeping for monies received from a customer, including
requirements of section 1 of 1931 PA 259, MCL 570.151, regarding building contract
(d) Accounting, finance, and taxes.
(e) Personnel management.
(f) Communication and customer service.
(g) Environmental or land use analysis.
(h) Life safety.
(i) Green or sustainable building practices; the practice of creating structures and
using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout
a building's life-cycle from siting to design, which may include construction, operation,
maintenance, renovation and deconstruction.
(j) Zoning and governance policies and procedures.
(k) Mold, lead, asbestos, or other hazardous material mitigation.
(3) Under section 2404(6) of the Occupational Code, MCL 339.2404(6), the licensee
shall maintain documentation that is sufficient to verify participation in a course or
activity, and time spent in meeting the continuing competency requirements under the
(4) Unless otherwise specified in the rules, the department shall give continuing
competency credit based on the length of a qualifying program, with 50 minutes of
continuous instruction constituting 1 qualifying hour. One-half-credit of continuing
competency will be granted for every additional 25 minutes of instruction, after the first
hour of credit is earned.
As used in this subrule, "continuous instruction" means
education time, not including breakfast, lunch, or dinner periods, coffee breaks, or any
other breaks in the program.