Michigan Painter License

• 18 April 2020

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?


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?


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