Mpls. and St. Cloud Service Pipefitter Applications: Acceptance of applications for the Service Pipefitter program is set for Monday, January 8, 2024 through Friday, January 19, 2024.

In-person applications will be taken at the Training Center at 6200 Lakeland Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., from Monday, January 8, 2024 through Friday, January 19, 2024.  

**Note, you must have a high school diploma from a U.S. high school or a GED obtained through a GED testing center recognized by the GED Testing Service, a clean driving record, and have graduated or will graduate with a 2-year degree from a technical college in commercial and residential HVACR by May/June of your application year.

All applications and required attachments to the application must be received no later than 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2024. If not received, the application will be considered incomplete, and applicant will have to reapply the following year.

Application Process

You must apply for the apprenticeship program during the two-week application period and meet all of the minimum qualifications (see below).  

  • Complete an online application at the Training Center.  No outside applications will be accepted.
  • Provide a completion certificate and transcripts from a two-year technical college HVACR program. Transcripts do not have to be certified, but they must have the student’s name printed on them and the completion/graduation date.   If an applicant has not yet graduated, transcripts must show classes completed to date.  Applicants who enter program are required to provide proof of graduation prior to starting classes.
  • Provide a photo copy of your High School Diploma. All applicants must provide a copy of their high school diploma in addition to their college transcripts.  The diploma must be issued by a U.S. state, or GED must be obtained through an approved GED Testing Center recognized by the GED Testing Service. Transcripts for both the high school diploma and GED are acceptable. If the high school diploma or college transcripts are issued outside of the United States, they must be translated into English and evaluated by an accredited, independent credential evaluation service recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Copies of diplomas, course completion certificates, or transcripts of course credits for GED, High School, or Technical College must be attached to the application. Only translated, validated copies of diplomas, certificates or transcripts will be accepted.  Proper documentation must be attached for applicant’s educational background to be considered. 
  • Although it is not required as part of the application process, please note that most HVAC/R employers require a clean driving record for insurance purposes

All applicants that complete an online application with all attachments will be invited to an oral interview (usually in March) where the applicants will be ranked, the person with the highest ranking score will be at the top of the list, and as the jobs become available the names will be pulled from the list in descending order.

Frequently Asked Apprenticeship Questions

Q. What is a Journeyman?
A. A journeyman is a person who has completed an apprenticeship program and has met the required minimum qualifications and standards that pertain to their trade.

Q. Can I get an application for the apprenticeship program at any time?
No, we open application for two weeks out of each year and you can only fill out an application during that time period. See the apprentice applications for the specific dates.

Q. Can you mail an application to me?
No, you must pick up the application in person.

Q. What if I can’t find my High School Diploma?
You can usually obtain a copy of your high school transcripts from the school district office that you graduated from.

Q. When are the related training classes?
The classes are held in the evening starting in September and running through April each year. You typically have class two to three nights a week, they starting at 5:30 pm and run 3.5 to 4 hours each night.

Q. What are the qualifications:
For HVAC/R Service applicants
For Construction Pipefitters