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.
- Air conditioning: means the process of treating air to meet the requirements of a conditioned space by controlling, either simultaneously or individually, the air's temperature, humidity, cleanness, and distribution. See Michigan Laws 339.5801
- Armed forces: means the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Space Force, or Coast Guard or other military force designated by Congress as a part of the Armed Forces of the United States, including the reserve components. 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
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Good moral character: means that term 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
- Limited heating service: means the servicing of gas-designed sectional boilers that have inputs of not more than 1 million British thermal units, utilizing a combustion safeguard designed to shut off the main gas supply 10 or more seconds after pilot flame failure, and all other gas-fired or solid-fuel equipment and systems limited to input ratings of less than 400,000 British thermal units per unit; or oil-fired equipment and systems designed for the use of number 1 or number 2 fuel oil, that has a maximum firing rate of less than 5 gallons per hour per unit; or electrical furnaces and electric boilers that use the same kilowatts that are equivalent to the fossil fuel British thermal units generated. See Michigan Laws 339.5803
- 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
- United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
- Unlimited heating service: means the servicing of heating equipment and systems without restrictions concerning thermal capacity or grade of fuel oil or type of fuel. See Michigan Laws 339.5803
- Unlimited refrigeration and air conditioning service: means the servicing of refrigeration equipment and systems and air conditioning equipment and systems employing the refrigeration cycle unlimited as to thermal capacity or type of refrigerant. 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 provided in article 2, is of good moral character, and meets 1 or more of the following:
(a) Has a minimum of 3 years or 6,000 hours of experience in the work classification for which he or she is seeking a license, 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). For purposes of this subdivision, and except in the case of equivalent experience, an applicant must provide to the board and the department a statement signed under penalty of perjury from each contractor of record that is the present or former mechanical contractor employer of the applicant. The statement must indicate that the applicant has a minimum of 3 years or 6,000 hours of performance in each work classification for which the applicant is seeking a license and must include a detailed and specific description of the type of work performed by the applicant and the length of time he or she performed that work.
(b) Currently holds, and has continuously held for at least 3 years immediately preceding his or her application, an active license under this act in a work classification listed in subsection (2)(b), (d), (e), or (f) and is applying for licensure in the following work classifications, as applicable:
(i) If he or she currently holds a license in the work classification listed in subsection (2)(b), a work classification listed in subsection (2)(c), (e), (f), (g), (h), or (j).
(ii) If he or she currently holds a license in the work classification listed in subsection (2)(d), a work classification listed in subsection (2)(f) or (h).
(iii) If he or she currently holds a license in the work classification listed in subsection (2)(e), a work classification listed in subsection (2)(g).
(iv) If he or she currently holds a license in the work classification listed in subsection (2)(f), a work classification listed in subsection (2)(h).
(2) The department shall issue a mechanical contractor’s license under this article with 1 or more of the following classifications and limitations:
(a) Hydronic heating and cooling and process piping.
(b) HVAC equipment.
(e) Limited heating service.
(f) Limited refrigeration and air conditioning service.
(g) Unlimited heating service.
(h) Unlimited refrigeration and air conditioning service.
(i) Fire suppression.
(3) For purposes of subsection (1), “experience” includes experience acquired while serving in the armed forces by an individual who provides to the department a form DD214, form DD215, or any other form satisfactory to the department that demonstrates that the individual was separated from that service with an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions (general).
(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 the applicant’s experience as a mechanical contractor in 1 or more of the classifications described in subsection (2).
(5) If an applicant provides evidence satisfactory to the department that he or she has successfully completed a 2-year, or equivalent, HVAC program provided by a recognized trade school, community college, or university, or a 2-year HVAC training program approved by the United States Department of Labor, the department shall credit the completion of that program toward the 3 years or 6,000 hours of work experience required under subsection (1)(a). The amount credited, as determined by the department, must not exceed 1 year or 2,000 hours of the 3 years or 6,000 hours required.