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Mechanical Licensing & Exam Prep

In Michigan, individuals who want to install heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) systems must obtain a Michigan Mechanical Contractor license with a HVACR Equipment classification. You can find all of the requirements outlined on this page. Feel free to reach out to one of our licensing specialists if you have any other questions. All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format.

At RocketCert, we offer online, self-paced training to help you prepare for your exam. Our comprehensive exam prep is designed to give you the best chance of passing on your first attempt, and we even offer a no pass, no pay guarantee. Plus, our courses are accessible from almost any device, at any time. We hope you'll consider making RocketCert your go-to resource for obtaining your Michigan Mechanical Contractor license with HVACR Equipment classification.

  • $289
    HVAC / Mechanical
    Exam Prep
  • $1242 $1139
    HVAC / Mechanical
    Exam Bundle
Individual studying for the Michigan Mechanical Exam online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

HVACR Equipment license Michigan
  • HVACR Equipment classification

    This license only permits the installation of forced air heating and cooling systems in residential and commercial applications including heat-pumps-(air to air and water-air), mini splits, roof top units from 2-25 tons, geo thermal systems, commercial kitchen exhaust systems for type 1 and type 2, complete duct systems in both commercial and residential applications, type B vents, gas piping systems utilizing natural, propane and fuel oil, lay out and installation of CSST piping systems, exhaust and special venting systems.

    This license does not permit the service of HVAC equipment.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

HVACR Equipment license RequirementsMechanical Contractor with HVACR Equipment classification
  • Have at least 3 years of work experience in the HVACR industry
  • Obtain a passing score on the HVACR examination
  • Submit completed application

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at 517-241-0199 or visit their website.

No continuing education is required for renewal. Michigan has limited reciprocity arrangements, check with the board for the most up-to-date information.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 855-579-4635 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to obtain your Michigan Mechanical Contractor license with HVACR classification.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-579-4635.

Please note: The testing agency does not permit books to be highlighted. Only "ICC Turbo Tabs" are permitted to be used.

It’s the exam! HVAC Equipment exam

  • Total Questions: 150
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 3 hours

Topics include: Heating and cooling principles and theories; Installation of HVAC equipment and systems to provide air conditioning for occupants of buildings and structures; Installation of ductwork; Gas piping; Venting; Knowledge of codes and standards

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Michigan HVAC Equipment exam is open book. The reference materials below are recommended by the state to be studied in preparation for the exam. Testing centers only permit books to be tabbed with ICC Turbo Tabs.

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you load calculations for sizing HVAC ducts, and heating & cooling systems.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

The Michigan mechanical & plumbing exams will be updating to the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code and Plumbing Code in Spring 2024.

Michigan Mechanical Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Michigan Mechanical Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references



Michigan Mechanical Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Michigan Mechanical Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device
Want the newer code books?

$1,242 $1,139

2015 Michigan Residential Code

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2021 International Mechanical Code

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Manual D - Residential Duct Systems, 3rd Edition

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Manual J - Residential Load Calcs (Full Edition)

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SMACNA Duct Construction Standards Metal and Flexible

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SMACNA-Fibrous Glass Duct Construction Standards

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2015 International Fuel Gas Code

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Print for Your Exam:
2021 Michigan Mehcanical Code (Draft)
Free / Online

The Following References are NOT Allowed to be Used During the Exam:

Public Act 407 of 2016, Skilled Trades Regulation Act
Free / Online
Public Act 230 of 1972, as amended, State Construction Code Act
Free / Online
Please note: The testing agency does not permit books to be highlighted. Only "ICC Turbo Tabs" are permitted to be used.
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