Solar Heating Contractor Licensing (Michigan)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Michigan
Name Solar Heating Contractor Licensing
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-28

References DSIRE[1]


Michigan offers a solar heating contractor specialty license to individuals who have at least three years of experience installing solar equipment under the direction of a licensed solar contractor and have passed the state examination. Students or graduates of a recognized trade school can count one year of school toward the three year requirement. Contact the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to apply. There is no equivalent specialty license for solar-electric (PV) installers.

Note: Contractors licensed in HVAC systems are able to work on solar thermal systems without the need for a specialty license.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mechanical Division
Department Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairsnomic Growth
Division Bureau of Construction Codes
Address 2 P.O. Box 30255
Place Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48909
Phone (517) 241-9325


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"