Michigan Licensing Overview for a Painter

Licensing for a painter in Michigan is controlled by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

General Guidelines for a Painter in Michigan

Specific requirements to perform painter services can generally be used as a guideline, but also check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Painter

General requirements for a painter license?

• Take a 60-hour pre-licensing course (note that you will need to take the course specific to your branch: Painting and Decorating)
• Pass the exam following the course

What’s the state licensing site for a painter?

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

What are some training programs available for a painter?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

License expires every three years

What are fees associated with licensing?

$150