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Michigan LARA
Division of Licensing - Builders

1st Floor Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa St
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone:  (517) 241-9316
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PSI Licensure: Certification
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Las Vegas, NV  89121
Phone:  (855) 579-4635
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Business & Law Portion
Subject AreasSub-
categories
# of
Questions
Regulatory & Statutory Requirements1113
Types of Business Organization44
Estimating1
Contracts107
Project Management & Supervision106
Accounting & Finance86
Insurance, Bonds & Liens411
Personnel32
Number of test questions:
50
Practice/Trade Portion
Subject AreasSub-
categories
# of
Questions
Site Engineering65
Plans, Specifications & Estimating1214
Excavation/Sitework119
Footings & Foundation Walls711
Concrete167
Carpentry2116
Masonry139
Roofing77
Insulation105
Ventilation32
Windows, Doors & Skylights95
Siding Installation23
Interior & Exterior Finishes55
Specialties22
Safety & Employee Protection Including MIOSHA1410
All portion number of test questions:
160
Time allowed for all portions (minutes):
240
Business & Law Study Materials
1.
Michigan Occupational Code (excerpt), 1980 PA 299, Articles 1-6, MCL 339.101 to 339.606, Article 24, MCL 339.2401 to 339.2412
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2.
Michigan Administrative Code, Residential Builders and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors, R338.1511 to 338.1566
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3.
Michigan Administrative Code, Occupational Boards - Part 7 Disciplinary Proceedings, R339.1701 to 339.1771
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4.
Michigan Construction Lien Act, Act 497 of 1980, MCL 570.1101 to 570.1305
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5.
Michigan Stille-Derossett-Hate Single State Construction Code, Act 230 of 1972, Michigan DOL
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6.
Michigan Residential Code, 2015 Edition, ICC
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7.
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, MIOSHA Act 154 of 1974, Michigan DOL
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8.
Michigan Administrative Rules for All Industries, Michigan DOL
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9.
Michigan Workers‘ Disability Compensation, Act 317 of 1969, WCA
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10.
Michigan General Information Regarding Rights and Responsibilities Under the Disability Compensation Act, Questions & Answers for Subcontractors, General Contractors, and Independent Contractors, WCA
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Practice/Trade Study Materials
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 (1987 out-of-print), 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 out-of-print) 2018, SBCA
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7.
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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