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Metro-area exams

  • Exams are administered at DLI's St. Paul office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, except for weeks in which a state holiday falls. Not all exams are given each day.

  • When taking an exam at DLI's St. Paul office, park in the north end of the DLI parking lot and enter the building through the main entrance facing Lafayette Road.

  • Do not park in the visitor spaces in front (east side) of the building.

Bemidji exams

Detroit Lakes exams

Duluth exams

Mankato exams

Marshall exams

New Ulm exams

Rochester exams

  • MNDOT - Rochester on May 10, May 20, June 7, June 24, July 5, July 15, Aug. 2 and Aug. 12, 2024

St. Cloud exams

Wilmar exams

Not all exam types are available each day. You can view the dates available for your exam type after you begin the online scheduling process described below.

Exam scheduling

You will receive an email notification that you have been approved to sit for an exam. The email will contain the information you need to schedule your exam. View more information about scheduling an exam

If you need a copy of your application number, contact us at with your full name and the specific exam you applied to take. We'll respond with your application number as quickly as possible.

Exam time limits

  • All boiler exams: 2.5 hours

  • All electrical exams: 5.5 hours

  • All plumbing exams: 5.5 hours 

  • Residential building contractor, remodeler, and roofer: 5.5 hours

  • Certified building official: 5.5 hours

  • Building official limited: 4.5 hours 

  • Accessibility specialist: 2 hours

  • All water conditioning exams: 3 hours

  • All elevator exams: 5.5 hours

  • All high pressure piping exams: 5.5 hours

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