Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Codes and Licensing Division Licensing Unit 443 Lafayette Road

N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4342 Phone: (651) 284-5067 Fax: (651) 284-5748 www.doli.state.mn.us TTY/MRS: (651) 297-4198

Minnesota Plumber’s Apprentice Guide

What is a plumber’s apprentice? Minnesota Statutes § 326.01, subd. 9, defines an apprentice as: A “plumber’s apprentice” is any person, other than a journeyman or master plumber, who, as a principal occupation, is engaged in working as an employee of a plumbing contractor under the immediate and personal supervision of either a master or journeyman plumber or plumbing contractor in learning and assisting in the installation of plumbing. An apprentice in Minnesota must either register with the Construction Codes and Licensing Division or the Apprenticeship Training Program with the Department of Labor and Industry, in the voluntary apprentice registration program. The requirements covered in this guide are for apprentices who register with the Construction Codes and Licensing Division. Requirements are contained in the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minn. Rules, part 4715.3170.

Initial Apprentice Plumber Registration
A new apprentice must submit the Initial Apprentice Plumber Registration form and receive a registration card prior to engaging in on-site plumbing work. Call the Department of Labor and Industry at (651) 284-5067 to obtain a copy of the most current registration forms. The fee for an initial apprentice plumber registration is $25. Additional fees would apply if the application is late or credit is being sought for previous plumbing-related schooling or out-of-state work experience. Checks returned for nonpayment will be charged a $30 fee (M.S. § 604.113, subd. 2)

Apprentice Plumber Renewal
It is the responsibility of the apprentice, not the contractor, to ensure that the apprentice registration is renewed annually. A new apprenticeship card will be issued each year upon receipt of the completed renewal form and fee. Failure to renew can result in loss of credit for hours worked. The annual registration period for a plumber’s apprentice is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. An apprentice must renew their registration prior to July 1 of each year. The department will mail renewals to currently registered apprentices. The fee for an annual apprentice plumber renewal registration is $25. If the application is submitted after July 1, a penalty fee of $25 must also be paid. Checks returned for nonpayment will be charged a $30 fee (M.S. § 604.113, subd. 2)

How to apply to take the journeyman plumber license exam?
The journeyman plumber license exam is offered each March and September in Minnesota, at various locations statewide. There is a $50 nonrefundable exam application fee to apply to take the journeyman plumber license exam. You will need to contact the Department of Labor and Industry to obtain the exam application. The following criteria must be met to apply to take the journeyman plumber license exam: 1. You are a registered apprentice plumber with the Department of Labor and Industry. 2. You have a current apprentice plumber registration card. 3. You have completed a minimum of four years of practical plumbing experience. One year of practical plumbing experience consists of a maximum of 1,750 hours.

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4. You have the minimum hours required in the following plumbing phases*: a. b. c. d. 2,000 hours of water distribution system installation; 2,000 hours of drain, waste, and vent system installation; 1,000 hours of fixture installation; the remaining 2,000 hours may be in any aspect of plumbing work as defined in the code. The minimum total number of hours required to qualify to take the journeyman plumber exam is 7,000.

*Minimum hour requirement is for all apprentices initially registered after January 1, 1994. This material can be made available in different forms, such as large print, Braille or on a tape. To request, call 1-800342-5354 (DIAL-DLI) Voice or TDD (651) 297-4198.

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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Codes and Licensing Division Licensing Unit 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4342 Phone: (651) 284-5067 Fax: (651) 284-5748 www.doli.state.mn.us TTY/MRS: (651) 297-4198

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Initial Apprentice Plumber Registration

Before this application can be processed, all questions must be answered in their entirety and acknowledged by a notary. This application must be accompanied by a $25 registration fee, made payable to the Department of Labor and Industry, using only postal or express money order, bank draft or certified check. You may apply to receive credit for past plumbing-related schooling or out-of-state work experience (up to one year), the fee would be $25 for the initial, $25 for one year previous credit, and a penalty fee of $25 for a total of $75. Checks returned for nonpayment will be charged a $30 fee (M.S. § 604.113, subd. 2)
LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

HOME PHONE NO.

WORK PHONE NO.

DATE OF BIRTH (mm/dd/yyyy)

AGE

SOCIAL SECURITY NO.

EDUCATION: List all schools, locations and years attended
GRADE SCHOOL YEARS ATTENDED

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

HIGH SCHOOL

YEARS ATTENDED

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

COLLEGE

YEARS ATTENDED

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

(Education continued on the next page)

The information you provide on this application will be used to determine if you meet the license requirements. Before a license is issued to you, M.S. § 270.72, subd. 4, requires you to provide your social security number. The other information is required to process your application. Failure to provide the requested information may delay the processing of your application or may be grounds for denying your application. Under M.S. § 13.41, the information that you provide on this application, except for your name and address, is private data while the application is pending. Disclosure of this information to others may occur as authorized or required by law, including the Attorney General’s Office, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Human Services, and/or for the purpose of verification and investigation. Once you are licensed, the information becomes public data and will be part of the agency’s permanent records. This form can be obtained in alternative formats by calling the Department of Labor and Industry at 1-800-343-5354 or TTY at (651) 297-4198. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
FEE DEPOSIT NO. DEPOSIT DATE REG NO. PA HOURS

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EDUCATION continued
OTHER YEARS ATTENDED

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ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

If you attended a vocational school for plumbing, complete the following:
NAME OF SCHOOL

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

ATTENDED FROM (MO/YR)

ATTENDED TO (MO/YR)

EMPLOYMENT: Write the names and addresses of all plumbing employers and length of employment. If more space is needed, use ordinary paper and attach it to this application. (In the event more information is needed, the Plumbing Examiner may request a payroll record, etc.)
NAME PHONE NO.

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

FROM (MO/YR) TOTAL HOURS WORKED: NAME PHONE NO.

TO (MO/YR)

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

FROM (MO/YR) TOTAL HOURS WORKED:

TO (MO/YR)

Are you a registered apprentice?

Yes

No

Where?

If previous credit is claimed, please have the attached Verification Form certified and signed by the plumbing contractor or licensed plumber. Work performed in Minnesota prior to initial apprentice plumber registration cannot be claimed. Knowingly providing inaccurate or fraudulent information to the department or failure to comply with a reasonable request for information, may constitute a violation of M.S. § 144.989 to 144.993 and may be subject to a fine of up to $10,000. The applicant, whose name is being sworn, declares that the foregoing statements subscribed to by him/her are true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, and that he/she personally signed this application. Signature of Applicant Subscribed and sworn before me on this of , Signature of Notary
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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Construction Codes and Licensing Division Licensing Unit 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155-4342 Phone: (651) 284-5067 Fax: (651) 284-5748 www.doli.state.mn.us TTY/MRS: (651) 297-4198 PRINT IN INK or TYPE your responses.

Verification Form

This form only needs to be submitted if you are claiming up to one year credit for past plumbing-related work experience performed outside the state of Minnesota. Work performed inside the state of Minnesota prior to initial apprentice plumber registration cannot be claimed (see Minn. Rules, part 4715.3170).

APPLICAN’TS NAME: IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Providing inaccurate or fraudulent information to the Department or failing to comply with a reasonable request for information, may constitute a violation of M.S. § 144.989 to 144.993 and may be subject to a fine of up to $10,000.
PRINT IN INK or TYPE your responses EMPLOYER NAME PHONE NUMBER

COMPANY NAME

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE

ZIP CODE

TOTAL HOURS WORKED Employer must sign on each line of plumbingIN YEAR IN THIS ASPECT related experience claimed OF PLUMBING (signature and license number) From July 1, to June 30, hrs. hrs. hrs. hrs. hrs. Water service and sewer installation: Water distribution installation: Drain, waste, and vent installation: Fixture installation: Maintenance and repair of plumbing: TOTAL OF ALL HOURS WORKED:

This apprentice, whose name is being sworn, declares that the foregoing statements subscribed to by him/her are true to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, and that he/she personally signed this application. Signature of Applicant Subscribed and sworn before me on this of , Signature of Notary day (SEAL)

This material can be made available in different forms, such as large print, Braille or on a tape. To request, call 1-800342-5354 (DIAL-DLI) Voice or TDD (651) 297-4198.

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