By Dan O'Donnell, Chief
Electrical Division
Reprinted from Code Works! Fall 2010 newsletter from the Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes

In order to renew a 2011 license for master electrician, journeyman electrician, and fire alarm specialty technician, an approved 15-hour code update course on the 2008 Michigan Electrical Code must be completed. Sign specialists are required to complete an approved 8-hour code update course.

Each instructor approved to teach the code update course is required to submit the original roster of course attendees to the Electrical Division. Since the rosters contain the names and license numbers of the course attendees, it is important the names and license numbers are legible, so the information can be transferred correctly to each licensee’s computer profile for use in renewing their license. If a profile does not indicate that the licensee has completed an approved code update course, the Bureau will be unable to issue a new license until the code update course is completed.

If the licensee has not already completed a 2008 code update course, it is important they do so as soon as possible in order to prevent a delay in the issuance of their 2011 license.

For a complete list of approved 2008 code update courses, visit the bureau’s website, click Divisions, click Electrical Division, and the courses are listed under Examinations and Licensing.

For questions regarding the code update process, contact the Electrical Division at (517) 241-9320.