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Michigan
Residential Builder

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Michigan LARA ™
Division of Licensing - Builders

1st Floor Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa St
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone:  (517) 241-9288
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PSI Licensure: Certification ™
3210 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (800) 733-9267
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Exam Type

CLOSED  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Site Engineering5
Plans, Specifications and Estimating14
Excavation/Sitework9
Footings and Foundation Walls11
Concrete7
Carpentry16
Masonry9
Roofing7
Insulation5
Ventilation2
Windows, Doors and Skylights5
Siding Installation3
Interior and Exterior Finishes5
Specialties2
Safety and Employee Protection Including MIOSHA10
Total number of test questions:
80
Time allowed (minutes):
180

In addition to the trade-specific examination, you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law course

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1.
Michigan Stille-Derossett-Hate Single State Construction Code, Act 230 of 1972, Michigan DOL
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2.
Michigan Residential Code, 2015 Edition, ICC
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3.
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, MIOSHA Act 154 of 1974, Michigan DOL
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4.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts
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5.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer
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6.
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2015, Wood Truss Council of America
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7.
The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 2nd Edition, ASCC
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8.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois Kicklighter
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9.
Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson
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10.
Walker's Insulation Techniques and Estimating Handbook, 1983, Harry Hardenbrook and Gary D. Cook
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11.
Building Trades Printreading - Printreading for Residential and Light Commercial Construction, 2000, Thomas E. Proctor, ATP
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12.
Michigan Business Tax Frequently Asked Questions, Current edition, Michigan Department of Treasury
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13.
Employer's Tax Guide, Circular E, IRS
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14.
Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, PA 453 of 1976, Michigan Civil Rights Commission
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15.
Construction Contracting: A Practical Guide to Company Management, 7th Edition, Richard H. Clough
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16.
Builder's Guide to Accounting, 2001, Michael C. Thomsett
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17.
Americans with Disabilities Act, Questions and Answers, USDOJ
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18.
Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Education Rule, EPA
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19.
Home Solicitation Sales, Act 227 of 1971
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20.
Uniform Commercial Code, Article 2, Part 2 - Form, Formation and Readjustment of Contracts, Act 174 of 1962
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21.
Employing Minors in Michigan, Michigan Wage and Hour Division
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22.
Michigan Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Act 138 of 2014
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23.
Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits, Act 390 of 1978
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24.
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, IRS
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