To ensure the quality of workmanship on buildings and structures within the City of Saint Paul, and to safeguard public health and welfare, certificates of competency are required of skilled workers in specific building trades. The state Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has a search tool that allows you to see if a person or company has a current license, bond, certificate or registration issued by DLI. The License and Registration Lookup portal is found here

Different classes of certificates are specified under each type of work to recognize levels of expertise. For details about certificate requirements, please see the Saint Paul Legislative Code, Chapter 370 here.

Trade Licenses

Boards of Examiners Meetings: Upcoming meetings listed in alphabetical order by board name

All boards are scheduled to meet at 375 Jackson Street, 3rd floor, Saint Paul, in conference room 3W.

Exam Time and Date
Fuel and Burner Board 10 am, Friday, April 29
Plumbing Board 9:30 am, Thursday, April 21
Refrigeration and Equipment Board 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26
Steam Fitting and Piping System Board 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 26
Warm Air Hearing and Ventilation Board 10:00 am, Friday, April 22






Competency Card Information

For each of the trades listed you will need to contact the senior inspector using the contact information provided below. Requirements for the competency exams are listed as well.  

Trade Worker Registration

Information may be found below.

Last Edited: May 10, 2022