Certification Requirements

Certified Installer

To become a certified installer in the state of Kentucky, there are four basic steps that one must complete:

  • Complete the online 15-Hour Certification Course and pass the Test Learn more about the course.
  • Work under the supervision of a certified installer to install at least five (5) homes (these will be inspected)
  • Complete all necessary forms for the Department of Housing,Buildings and Construction
  • Passa final test administered by DHBC in Frankfort, Kentucky

First, you’ll need to take the 15-hour online course. To register for the 15-Hour Course, contact the Manufactured Housing Institute, at mhei@mfghome.org and let them know you would like to register for the 15-Hour Online Course for Kentucky. They will send you the payment and schedule link. The cost for this course is $270.

To see a course description click here.

Once you complete the course, you will need to show proof of installing five homes under the supervision of a certified installer. They will have to sign off on the installation of those homes. These homes must be inspected by DHBC.

Once that is done, there is a test to take in Frankfort. You will reach out to Tina Quire or Layhoma Roberts at DHBC at 502-573-2002 to schedule this exam.

Lastly, is completion of the necessary forms. The Certified Installer Application (MH-3) must be completed after the items listed above have been complete. Click the link below and look for “certified installer”.

You must satisfactorily complete the 15-hour course and course exam prior to applying for your initial certified installer certification.

Certified Manager

Per 815 KAR 25:060 Section 1. Subsection 4. Paragraph (A), a retailer must employ at least one (1) person in a management position who has successfully completed the educational training and departmental testing program as part of the Certified Installer Program. The proof of experience in setting five (5) homes is not required.

To become a certified manager in the state of Kentucky, there are four basic steps that one must complete:

  • Complete the online 15-Hour Certification Course and pass the Test
  • Complete all necessary forms for the Department of Housing,Buildings and Construction
  • Pass a final test administered by DHBC in Frankfort, Kentucky

First, you’ll need to take the 15-hour online course. To register for the 15-Hour Course, contact the Manufactured Housing Institute, at mhei@mfghome.org and let them know you would like to register for the 15-Hour Online Course for Kentucky. They will send you the payment and schedule link. The cost for this course is $270.

Once that is done, there is a test to take in Frankfort. You will reach out to Tina Quire or Layhoma Roberts at DHBC at 502-573-2002 to schedule this exam.

Recertification Requirements

Certified Installer

If you have been initially certified as an installer, you must complete 5 hours of continuing education every year, prior to your license expiring.

Upon completion of the 5-hour course, you can obtain your recertification form. If you pre-registered for the KMHI training, you will be issued your course certificate of attendance when you sign out at the end of the day, or if you registered on site, KMHI will send you a certificate by mail within 7 days after completion of the course.

It is the student’s responsibility to complete the recertification application, attach a copy of the course certificate of attendance, and send a copy of the application and certificate to the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction along with a renewal fee. This must be done to be recertified by the state.

KMHI will also send a copy of the class roster to the Building Code Enforcement for its records.

All certificates expire on the last day of the applicant’s birth month of each year. State recertification forms can be obtained by contacting the Building Code Enforcement Office at 502-573-2002 in Frankfort.

Certified Manager

As of 2018, certified managers are no longer required to attend 5-hour continuing education courses. As of February of 2019, there is also no need to resubmit a form for recertification. While not required by regulation, KMHI does still strongly encourage the involvement of certified managers at the 5-hour continuing education courses as to stay up to date in the ever-changing climate that is manufactured housing.

Liscensed Retailer

To become a licensed retailer in the state of Kentucky, there is a check list provided on HBC Form MH-2.

Some of the items that will need to be provided are:

  1. Types of Homes being sold
  2. Tax Permit Number
  3. Federal Tax ID Number
  4. Name of Dealership
  5. Credit Report from Proprietors, General Partners, or Directors of a Corporation (if applicable)
  6. Physical Address of business
  7. P.O. Box (If mailing address is different than physical
  8. Name of owner(s) and/or corporate officers
  9. Copy of the deed for the property that you will be doing business from
  10. Dimensions of Sales Lot
  11. Dimensions of Office
  12. Description of Services That You Plan To Offer (service, installation/set-up, maintenance/warranty, transportation of homes, etc,.)
  13. Name of Employees and their years of experience
  14. Per 815 KAR 25:060 Section 1. Subsection 4. Paragraph (A), a retailer must employ at least one (1) person in a management position who has successfully completed the educational training and departmental testing program as part of the Certified Installer Program. The proof of experience in setting five (5) homes is not required. To become a certified manager in the state of Kentucky, see the section above titled: "Certified Manager"

To see the full list along with the actual form that will need to be submitted, click the link below: