Minnesota HVAC Technician License Requirements

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We found the following HVAC Technician requirements for Minnesota.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Journeyman (Conditional/Limited/Journeyman) Sprinkler Fitter Certification

See Fire Sprinklers, License/Certification Examination and Application Information, Information Booklet and Candidate Application for Examination.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
444 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 5510
(651) 282-6565

Water Conditioning Contractor

A water conditioning system is designed to treat water to alter, modify, add or remove mineral, chemical or bacterial content, in a water distribution system. Water conditioning work includes the installation and servicing of water conditioning systems. Water conditioning does not include: a valve that allows isolation of a water conditioning installation; piping greater than two-inch nominal pipe size; or a direct connection without an air gap to a soil or waste pipe.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005

Commercial Mechanical Control Permit

A commercial mechanical control permit is required to mechanically remove aquatic plants from public waters for hire. Complete a commercial mechanical control workshop and exam. Contact aquatic plant management regional staff to make arrangements for the workshop.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 296-6157

Mechanical Contractor Bond

There is no state license requirement for mechanical contractors, they are required to file a $25,000 mechanical contractor bond with DLI in order to contract to perform gas, heating, ventilation, cooling, air conditioning, fuel burning or refrigeration work in Minnesota. The bond must be on a form approved by DLI and written by a surety company licensed to do business in Minnesota. In addition to filing a bond, mechanical contractors are subject to local licensing requirements.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005

Medical Gas Certification Registration

A contractor offering to perform or performing medical gas installations, maintenance or repair must be licensed by our agency as a plumbing contractor Individuals working for a plumbing contractor performing medical gas installations, maintenance or repair must obtain a medical gas certification. To obtain the certification, you must be a "certified installer." That means you have met: The requirements of ASSE 6010 Medical Gas System Installers, the brazing qualifications as defined in NFPA 99C, and are currently certified to this standard and qualification by National Inspection Testing Certification (NITC) or by a recognized third party agency. Individuals who were a certified installer on Aug. 1, 2010, may apply for their certification whether or not they are a licensed plumber. An individual who became a certified installer after Aug. 1, 2010, must have an active master plumber or journeyman plumber license to apply for medical gas certification. The initial registration fee is $54.80. The renewal fee is $74.80. Applicants who were a certified installer on Aug. 1, 2010, are required to submit a copy of documentation verifying certification on Aug. 1, 2010, a copy of their current certification card along with a completed Medical Gas Certification Application Form. Applicants who are licensed plumbers must have a current plumbing license along with a copy of their current installer certification card and a completed Medical Gas Certification Application Form Continuing education required for renewal. Renewal of a medical gas installer certification requires four hours of continuing education instruction during the certification period. The required instruction must pertain to the technical topics related to the installation, repair, or maintenance of medical gas systems per chapter NFPA 99 or Minnesota Statutes, section 326B.438. Approved continuing education courses completed to fulfill a plumber license renewal requirements may also be used to fulfill the medical gas certification renewal requirement. View a directory of approved continuing education courses.

Requirements:

Exam: Third-party exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005

Water Conditioning Installer - Journeyman

A water conditioning system is designed to treat water to alter, modify, add or remove mineral, chemical or bacterial content, in a water distribution system. Water conditioning work includes the installation and servicing of water conditioning systems. Water conditioning does not include: a valve that allows isolation of a water conditioning installation; piping greater than two-inch nominal pipe size; or a direct connection without an air gap to a soil or waste pipe.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005

Unlicensed Individual - Water Conditioning Installer

Anyone performing water conditioning work in Minnesota must be licensed by our agency or be a registered unlicensed plumber or water conditioning installer.  
 A registered unlicensed water conditioning installer can take the journeyworker water conditioning license exam after completing 875 hours of practical water conditioning installing, servicing or training experience as a registered unlicensed water conditioning installer employed by a licensed plumbing contractor or water conditioning contractor. An individual may receive credit for up to 100 hours of work experience gained prior to becoming registered as long as the work experience occurred within 12 months of the individual becoming registered. 
 All water conditioning work performed by an unlicensed water conditioning installer must be performed under the direct on-site supervision of  a licensed journey worker,  master plumber, restricted journey worker, restricted master plumber, licensed journey worker or master water conditioning worker.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005

Water Conditioning Installer - Master

A water conditioning system is designed to treat water to alter, modify, add or remove mineral, chemical or bacterial content, in a water distribution system. Water conditioning work includes the installation and servicing of water conditioning systems. Water conditioning does not include: a valve that allows isolation of a water conditioning installation; piping greater than two-inch nominal pipe size; or a direct connection without an air gap to a soil or waste pipe.

Requirements:

Exam: No exam

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155
(651) 284-5005

 

Please note this data is collected from multiple sources. SkillPointe has verified the information to the best of its ability, but makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, expressed or implied with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. Please contact the state licensing board with any direct questions.

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