Terms Used In Michigan Laws 339.5807

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Armed forces: means the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard or other military force designated by Congress as a part of the armed forces of the United States. See Michigan Laws 339.5103
  • Board: means the board of mechanical rules described in section 805. See Michigan Laws 339.5801
  • Cooling: means air conditioning as defined in subdivision (a). See Michigan Laws 339.5801
  • Department: means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs. See Michigan Laws 339.5103
  • Ductwork: means the air distribution arrangement for supply, return, and exhaust in air conditioning systems and in nonair conditioning systems, the materials and methods of which are specified in the Michigan mechanical code, or an equivalent nationally recognized model mechanical code. See Michigan Laws 339.5801
  • Good moral character: means good moral character as defined in, and determined under, 1974 PA 381, MCL 338. See Michigan Laws 339.5105
  • HVAC: means the application of equipment and systems to provide air conditioning for occupants of buildings and structures. See Michigan Laws 339.5801
  • License: includes the whole or part of a governmental permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter, or similar form of permission required under a specific article of this act. See Michigan Laws 339.5105
  • Process piping: means any piping which is not part of a system designed to provide air conditioning or of a refrigeration system. See Michigan Laws 339.5803
  • Refrigeration: means the use of equipment and systems, including, but not limited to, refrigeration piping, employing the refrigeration cycle to generate low temperatures for other than air conditioning equipment and systems. See Michigan Laws 339.5803
  (1) An applicant is not eligible for a work classification examination under this article unless the applicant meets the requirements under article 2, is of good moral character, and has a minimum of 3 years of experience, or an equivalent of that experience, that is acceptable to the board, and shown to the department, in 1 or more of the work classifications described in subsection (2).
  (2) A mechanical contractor’s license that is issued under this article is classified and limited as 1 or more of the following:
  (a) Hydronic heating and cooling and process piping.
  (b) HVAC equipment.
  (c) Ductwork.
  (d) Refrigeration.
  (e) Limited service, heating or refrigeration.
  (f) Unlimited service, heating or refrigeration.
  (g) Fire suppression.
  (h) Specialty.
  (3) For purposes of subsection (1), “experience” includes experience acquired while serving in the armed forces by an individual who was separated from that service, and who provides to the department a form DD214, form DD215, or any other form that is satisfactory to the department that demonstrates that he or she was separated from that service, with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service.
  (4) An individual described in subsection (3) shall submit with his or her application for licensure an affidavit or letter signed by a commanding officer, supervisor, or military superior with direct knowledge of the applicant’s service that describes his or her experience as a mechanical contractor in 1 or more of the classifications described in subsection (2).