(a) License examination requirement and fee. Each applicant for a license under this Division F shall be required to take an examination to determine his or her skill and knowledge. The examination shall be given by the issuing authority. The first failure of the examination requires a 90-day waiting period to retest and a second failure requires a one-year waiting period. The fee for the examination shall be $35.
(b) Qualifications to take license examination. A person shall not be allowed to take the license examination to determine skill and knowledge unless such person meets the following qualifications:
(1) The person has submitted a resume showing work history, schooling and current licenses, if any, and meets one of the following:
(A) The person has a minimum of five years experience working for a licensed mechanical contractor from Minneapolis, St. Paul or Bloomington, and in addition to the five years of experience has completed at least an 18-month course of study from an accredited school relating to heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems;
(B) The person holds an appropriate journeyman certificate of competency from the City of Minneapolis or the City of St. Paul;
(C) The person is a mechanical engineer;
(D) The person has a minimum of five years of continuous work experience erecting, constructing, altering, changing or repairing heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning systems in addition to acceptable proof of at least 18 months of course instruction from an accredited school relating to heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; or
(E) The person has a minimum of ten years of continuous work experience erecting, constructing, altering, changing or repairing heating, ventilating and/or air conditioning systems.
(1958 Code, § 148.04) (Ord. 10, passed 2-6-1961; Ord. 72-18, passed 3-27-1972; Ord. 74-115, passed 11-18-1974; Ord. 75-62, passed 12-8-1975; Ord. 76-59, passed 12-6-1976; Ord. 80-55, passed 12-15-1980; Ord. 81-58, passed 11-23-1981; Ord. 82-38, passed 9-27-1982; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2003-30, passed 7-7-2003; Ord. 2020-28, passed 9-14-2020)