PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Manufactured Home Installer
What must I do to become a Pennsylvania certified manufactured home installer?
First you must successfully participate in an approved training course that qualifies a person to apply for certification as an installer. Next, trained installers must complete the Manufactured Home Installer Application, with the required fee for yearly certification.
Can I register for training or renew my certification on line?
No. At this time we are unable to offer online registration.
Will my Pennsylvania training be accepted for HUD issued Manufactured Housing Installer License?
Yes: HUD has approved the Pennsylvania 2 day manufactured home installer training course for HUD issued manufactured home installer licenses.
If I only complete part of the installation, such as block and level, should I submit a Certificate of Compliance form for just the work I performed?
NO. A Certificate of Compliance form attests to the support, stabilization and assembly of the manufactured home. Attempts to limit the certification will not be recognized. Whoever signs the form is certifying all three elements of installation, regardless of notations on the form.
Will my Pennsylvania Installer Certification be recognized in other states?
Maybe. The only way to be sure is to contact the individual states, or HUD. You can call HUD toll free at: 1-800-927-2891
Will Pennsylvania accept an installer license or certification from another state?
NO. The variation of state programs makes this impractical.
Are there different rules or requirements for installing a new manufactured home in a community or other rented lots?
NO. New manufactured homes are required to be installed consistent with the manufacturer’s approved installation instructions, without exception.
What are the requirements for the installation of used manufactured homes?
Specifics when relocating a pre-owned manufactured home are located here
Can a home be installed in a manner not specifically addressed by the manufacturer?
NO. The manufacturer must provide instructions for the installation. Designs prepared by professional engineers or registered architects may not be utilized in place of the manufacturer’s instructions.
What about floating slabs?
All foundations must be protected from frost heave, therefore a floating slab foundation is unacceptable.
Can an addition or deck be attached to a home?
Not without approval from the home manufacturer. Typically, all additions, decks, etc. must be free-standing from the home and constructed in accordance with local building codes.