Mpls. and St. Cloud Service Pipefitter Applications: Acceptance of applications for the Service Pipefitter program is set for Monday, January 3, 2022 through Friday, January 14, 2022.

Because of the pandemic, it has not been determined whether we will have in-person or on-line only applications in 2022.  Once that has been determined, we will post it online here.  

**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 14, 2022. 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.
  • Provide a completion certificate and transcripts from a two-year technical college program. Transcripts do not have to be certified, but they must have the student’s name printed on them and the completion/graduation date.   
  • Provide a photo copy of your High School Diploma. The diploma must be issued by a U.S. state, and we will also accept a state-issued GED. The GED must have been 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 this year, 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 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