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Metro examination site

Exams administered by DLI occur weekly in St. Paul. Exclusions may be made for weeks with a state holiday. Exams in St. Paul begin at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to park and get registered. Directions and parking details are available here.

Weather closures at the St. Paul testing location: If State of Minnesota offices are open, testing will go on as scheduled. However, exam-takers are allowed one, fee-free rescheduling of an exam. Reschedule an exam here.

St. Paul - Directions to St. Paul examination site and parking details. Exams begin at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • Boat master exams - Tuesday
  • Boiler exams - Tuesday
  • Building official exams - Thursday
  • Electrical exams - Wednesday
  • Elevator exams - Wednesday
  • High-pressure-piping exams - Wednesday
  • Plumbing exams - Wednesday
  • Residential exams - Thursdays
  • Water conditioning exams - Wednesday


Outstate examination sites

Exams for all license types are offered at each site at outstate locations on each testing day. Exams at outstate locations begin at 7:30 a.m.

Detroit Lakes - Minnesota State Community and Technical College - 900 Hwy. 34 E., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. Exams begin at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • July 21, 2016
  • Sept. 15, 2016
  • Nov. 3, 2016


Duluth - The Inn on Lake Superior - 350 Canal Park Dr., Duluth, MN 55802. Exams begin at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • July 28, 2016
  • Aug. 25, 2016
  • Sept. 20, 2016
  • Oct. 20, 2016
  • Nov. 17, 2016
  • Dec. 6, 2016


Granite Falls - Minnesota West Community and Technical College - 1593 11th Ave., Granite Falls, MN 56241. Exams begin at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • Aug. 4, 2016
  • Oct. 6, 2016
  • Dec. 1, 2016


Owatonna - Holiday Inn & Suites - 2365 43rd St. N.W., Owatonna, MN 55060. Exams begin at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • Aug. 11, 2016
  • Sept. 8, 2016
  • Oct. 13, 2016
  • Nov. 10, 2016
  • Dec. 8, 2016


St. Cloud - Best Western Plus/Kelly Inn - 100 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301. Exams begin at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • July 12, 2016
  • Aug. 15, 2016
  • Sept. 26, 2016
  • Oct. 25, 2016
  • Nov. 2, 2016
  • Dec. 13, 2016


Questions?

Send questions about license eligibility and examinations to dli.exam@state.mn.us. Please identify the license exam you are inquiring about and include your contact information, application number if known, and other pertinent information in the email message.

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