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Licenses Required of Individuals by the State of North Dakota

A list of business licenses required of individuals by the state of North Dakota.

 

The link on Century Code is a direct link to the North Dakota Century Codes. The first number indicates the title.

INDIVIDUALS 

License

Agency*

Contact

Application Fee

Initial Fee Renewal Fee

Due Date

Legal Reference

Abstractor North Dakota State Abstractors' Board of Examiners PO Box 551   
New Rockford, ND 58356-0551
Rodney B.  Lindstrom, Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 947-2446
$100 $20 June 30 Century Code 
43-01-10
Accountant, Certified Public North Dakota State Board Accountancy 
2701 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Mandy Harlow, NDSBA/NDCPAS
Licensing/Membership Coordinator
(701) 775-7100  
$120 - $140 $85 June 30 Accounting Rules
3-02-02-04
Aeronautics Instructor and Schools North Dakota Aeronautics Commission 
PO Box 5020 Bismarck, ND 58502-5020
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9650
None $10 Annually  
Ambulance Service Licensor North Dakota Department of Health
600 E Blvd Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma  (701) 328-2388 None $50 biannually
October 31 Century Code 
23-27
Architect North Dakota State Board of Architecture  
Box 7370;  Bismarck, ND 58507
Bonnie Larson Staiger, 
Ex. Director
 (701) 223-3540
$200/first time $170 None Century Code 
43-03-09
Attorney North Dakota State Board of Law Examiners 
600 E Blvd Ave.,1st Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
Penny Miller, Secretary/Treasurer 
 (701) 328-4201
$150-$400 Currently 
$400 maximum
January 1 Century Code 
27-11-22
Audiologist or Speech & Language Pathologist North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology & Speech -Language Pathology PO Box 5143, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5143 Bev Solseng, 
Executive Secretary 
(701) 775-7165
$100 $75 January 1 Century Code 
43-37-03
Barber North Dakota State Board of Barber Examiners
122 8th Ave NW; Minot ND 58703
Tona Stevenson, Secretary/Treasurer 
(701)837-0826
None $50. (Barber Shop) $20 (apprentice) & $100 (master) June (After Aug 1 $20 penalty per license) Century Code 
43-04-42
Boxer, Kickboxing Sparing North Dakota Secretary of State 
600 E Blvd  Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State  
(701) 328-4284
None $10-$100 None Century Code 
53-01-15
Chiropractor North Dakota State Board Chiropractic Examiners PO Box 185 
Grafton, ND 58237-0185
Lisa Blanchard, D.C., 
Executive Director 
(701) 213-0476
$200 $200 September 1 Century Code 
43-06-11
Septic Tank Pumper
North Dakota Department of Health
918 E Divide Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
Water Quality Division 
(701) 328-5210
$50 first year + $15 each additional unit over 1 $15 per unit per year Annually Century Code 
23-19;
Administrative Code 33-21-01
Coal Exploration North Dakota Geological Survey 
600 E Blvd Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Ed Murphy, State Geologist 
(701) 328-8000
$100 $100 None Century Code 
38-12.1-05
Collection Agency North Dakota Department of  Financial Institutions 2000 Schafer St Ste G 
Bismarck, ND 58501-1204
Robert Entringer, Commissioner      
(701) 328-9933
$700 $300 July 1 Century Code 
13-05
Continuing Professional Education (form) North Dakota State Board Accountancy 
2701 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201-6029
James Abbott, Executive Director 
(701) 775-7100
None $75 June 30

 

Accounting Rules: Article 03-03
Contractor North Dakota Secretary of State 
600 E Blvd  Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State  
(701) 328-3665 or 
800-352-0867 Ext. 8-3665
None $50 to $300 
$10 to $60
March 1
Prior to transacting business over $2000
Century Code 
43-07-04
Contractor, Monitoring Well North Dakota State Board of Water Well Contractors   900 E Blvd 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0187
Jon Patch
Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 328-2754
None $200 April 1 (Expires: December 31) Century Code 
43-35-12; 43-35-13
Contractor, Pump and Pitless Unit North Dakota State Board of Water Well Contractors     900 E Blvd 
Bismarck, ND 58505--0187
Jon Patch, Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 328-2754
None $100 April 1 (Expires: December 31)  Century Code 
43-35-11
Contractor, Water Well North Dakota State Board of Water Well Contractors   900 E Blvd 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0187
Jon Patch
Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 328-2754
None $200 April 1 (Expires: December 31) Century Code 
43-35-11
Cosmetologist North Dakota State Board Cosmetology 
PO Box 2177 Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Sue Meier, Board Administrator
(701) 224-9800
License Fee
$15
$15 December 31 Century Code 43-11-13
Counselor, Licensed Addiction North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners   Box 975
Bismarck, ND 58501-0975
Nikki Owings,  Secretary 
(701) 255-1439
$150to $200 $200 Renewal December 1 Century Code 43-45-05.1
Dental Assistant, Registered North Dakota State Board Dental Examiners 
Box 7246 Bismarck, ND 58507-7246
Rita Sommers, 
Executive Director 
(701) 258-8600
Registration Fee: $130 $100(renewal) Dec.31
(of every even numbered year)
Century Code 43-20-01; 43-20-12
Dental Hygienist North Dakota State Board Dental Examiners 
Box 7246 Bismarck, ND 58507-7246
Rita Sommers, 
Executive Director 
(701) 258-8600

contact office for level of license fees

$150 
[as set by the board/renewal)

Dec.31
(of every even numbered year)
Century Code 
43-20-02
Dentist North Dakota State Board Dental Examiners 
Box 7246
Bismarck, ND 58507-7246
Rita Sommers, Executive Director
 (701) 258-8600

$440 [as set by the board]

$220 
[as set by the board/renewal)
December 31
(of every odd numbered year)
Century Code 
43-28-10
Dietitian North Dakota Board Dietetic Practice 
2304 Jackson Ave, Bismarck ND 58501
Pat Anderson, Executive Secretary
701-838-0218
$60 $45 Annually Century Code 
43-44-06
Electrician North Dakota State Electrical Board 
PO Box 7335
Bismarck, ND 58507-7335
James Schmidt
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9522
electric@state.nd.us
$50 maximum depending on type of license Same as application fee Annually Century Code 
43-09-09
Emergency Medical Technicians North Dakota Department of Health  
600 E Blvd Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Emergency Medical & Trauma Services      
(701) 328-2388
None None June 301 Administrative Code 
50-03-03-03
Engineer (FE, PE, FS, PLS, - Exam) North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors PO Box 1357 Bismarck, ND 58502-1357 Candie Robinson 
(701) 258-0786
E-mail: candie@ndpelsboard.org
 Examination fee*
FE, PE, FS, PLS Exam
*(Actual examination fee is paid to testing service)
Biennial Renewal
Examination fee*
FS,FE, PE, PLS
*(Actual examination fee is paid to testing service)
Century Code 
43-19.1-01
Environmental Health Practitioner North Dakota Department of Health  
600 E Blvd Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
State Health Officer 
(701) 328-2372
$50 $15 Biennially Century Code 
43-43-02
Esthetician North Dakota State Board Cosmetology 
PO Box 2177 Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Sue Meier, President 
(701) 224-9800
License Fee
$25.00
$20.00 December 31 Century Code 
43-11-13
Firm Registration 
1. Public practice; 
2. Other
North Dakota State Board Accountancy 
2701 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201-6029
James Abbott, Executive Director 
(701) 775-7100 or  
800-532-5904
$10 $10 June 30 Accounting Rules:
3-02-02.04.1
 
Fishing Outfitter North Dakota Game & Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
701-328-6785 Resident - $100
Non-Resident- $400
None None Century Code 
20.1-03
         
Gaming Employees (Gambling) North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Blvd Ave.,17th Floor 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Gaming Division 
(701) 328-4848 or 
800 326-9240

None

$15 plus additional fee if necessary None Century Code 
53-06.1-06
Commercial Geothermal North Dakota Geological Survey 
600 E Blvd Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Lorraine Manz, Geologist 
(701) 328-8000
$100 plus Bond None None  Century Code 
38-19-04
Home Inspectors North Dakota Secretary of State
600 E Blvd, Dept 108
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Alvin A. Jaeger, Sec of State
(701)-328-3665 ext 8-3665
1-800-352-0867
$200 $50 Annually Century Code 
54-05.1.01
Horse Race Track Employees North Dakota Racing Commission
500 N 9th St Bismarck, ND 58501-4509
Racing Commission 
(701) 328-4633
Varies Varies None Century Code 
53-06.2-05
Hunting Guides North Dakota Game & Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
701-328-6785 $100 Resident
$400- Non Resident
yearly
None None Century Code 
20.1-03
Hunting Outfitter
depending on acreages leased
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
701-328-6785 Resident- $250/$500
Non-resident $2000
None None Century Code 
20.1-03
Hunting Outfitter
Day Leasing Permit
North Dakota Game & Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expressway
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
701-328-6785 Resident - $200
Non Resident - $200
None None Century Code 
20.1-03
Detective Agency



 
North Dakota Private Investigative and Security Board 513 E Bismarck Expway #5 
Bismarck, ND 58504
Francine Johnson, 
Executive Director 
(701) 222-3063
$100
Application/Testing fee
$250 September 30 
each year
Administrative Rules
93-02-01 or 
Century Code 
43-30
Individual Private Investigator
 
North Dakota Private Investigative and Security Board 513 E Bismarck Expway #5 
Bismarck, ND 58504
Francine Johnson, 
Executive Director 
(701) 222-3063
$100
Application/Testing fee
$130

September 30 
each year

4Century Code 3-30 orAdministrative Rules 93-02-01
Instructor North Dakota State Board Cosmetology 
PO Box 2177 Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Sue Meier, Board Administrator 
(701) 224-9800
License Fee
$35
$20 December 31  Century Code 
43-11-13
Professional Land Surveyor Registration North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors PO Box 1357 Bismarck, ND 58502-1357 Candie Robinson, Director
(701) 258-0786
None Biennial Renewal Fee $178
Initial Fee includes $28 CPC fee
December 31
even numbered years
Century Code 
43-19.1-01
Lobbyist North Dakota Secretary of State 
600 E Blvd  Dept 108
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State 
(701) 328-3665
800-352-0867, Ext. 8-3665
$25 $25/$5 per entity Prior to lobbying Century Code 
54-05.1-01
Manager Operator North Dakota State Board Cosmetology 
PO Box 2177 Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Sue Meier President 
(701) 224-9800
License Fee
$25
$20 December 31 Century Code 
43-11-13
Manicurist North Dakota State Board Cosmetology 
PO Box 2177 Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Sue Meier, President 
(701) 224-9800
License Fee
$25
$20 December 31 Century Code 
43-11-13
Massage Therapy North Dakota State Board of Massage
PO Box 218 Beach, ND 58621
Karen Wojahn, Executive Secretary 
(701) 872-4895
$150 $100 December 31 Century Code 
43-25-03
Money Broker North Dakota Department of  Financial Institutions  2000 Schafer St Ste G 
Bismarck, ND 58501-1204
Robert Entringer, Commissioner    (701) 328-9933 $800 $400 December 31  Century Code 
13-04.1
Funeral Practitioner
North Dakota State Board of Funeral Service PO PO Box 161
Rugby ND 58368-0161
Dale G. Niewoehner CFSP
Executive Secretary 
(701) 776-6222
www.nd.gov/funeral
None

Initial: $50 (intern), $100; Annual renewal Fee $100; Reciprocity Fee $100

December 31 Century Code 
43-10-15
Non-Traditional Livestock North Dakota Board of Animal Health
600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Susan Keller, State Veterinarian
 
(701) 328-2655
None

Bird species
$7 ($40 (maximum); Other species-$15
($100 maximum)

January 1 Century Code 
36-01-08.1
Notary Public North Dakota Secretary of State 
600 E Blvd Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Alvin A. Jaeger, Secretary of State 
(701) 328-2901 or 
800-352-0867 Ext. 8-2901
$36 $36 Prior to Notarizing Century Code 
44-06-04
Nurse, Advanced Practice Registered (APRN) North Dakota Board of Nursing 
919 7th St S  Ste 504 
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Constance Kalanek, 
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9777
$100 $40 December 31 Biennial Century Code 
43-12.1-08.1
UAP/Tech/
Med Aid III

North Dakota Board of Nursing 
919 7th St S  Ste 504 
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Constance Kalanek
Executive Director   
(701) 328-9777
$50
$90 (aide)
$30/renewal
$70/renewal (aide)
June 30 Biennial Century Code 
43-12.1-08
Nurse, Licensed Practical North Dakota Board of Nursing 
919 7th St S Ste 504 
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Constance Kalanek 
Executive Director   
(701) 328-9777
$130
Endorsement
$100/renewal December 31 Biennial Century Code 
43-12.1-03
Nurse, Registered North Dakota Board of Nursing 
919 7th St S  Ste 504 
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Constance Kalanek
Executive Director   
(701) 328-9777
$130
Endorsement
$120/renewal December 31 
Biennial
Century Code 
43-12.1-03
Nursing Home Administration North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators 1900 N 11th
Bismarck, ND 58501-1914
Bev Herman, Executive Director 
(701) 222-4867
$100
Application &
License Fee $250.
$200. December 31 Century Code 
43-34
Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed Board of Occupational Therapy Practice 
Box 4005 Bismarck ND 58502-4005
Nikki Owings
Executive Secretary 
(701) 250-0847
$50
Application Fee
$110
License Fee

Renewal $110. every two years

July 1 every even numbered year Century Code 
43-40
Occupational Therapist, Licensed Board of Occupational Therapy Practice 
Box 4005 Bismarck, ND 58502-4005
Nikki Owings
Executive Secretary 
(701) 250-0847
$50
Application Fee
$150
License Fee

Renewal $150
every two years

July 1 of every even numbered year Century Code 
43-40
Optometrist North Dakota State Board Optometry      
586 Park Street Dickinson, ND 58601-3951
Alan King, Executive Director  
(701) 690-7937
$200 $200 December 31 Century Code 
43-13
Osteopath North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners   418 E Bdwy #12  
Bismarck, ND 58501-4086
Duane Houdek, Executive Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 328-6500
$200 $150 Annually January 1 (A-L); July 1 (M-Z) Century Code 
43-17
Paleontology
(state lands)
North Dakota Geological Survey  
600 E Blvd Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
John Hoganson, State Paleontologist        
(701) 328-8000
$100 $100 None Century Code 
54-17.03
Peace Officer North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training  Board
PO Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502-1054
Duane Stanley
Executive Secretary 
(701) 328-5516
None $45 
(every 3 years)
January 1 
(Every 3 years)
Century Code 
12-63-11
Pesticide Applicator, Private Citizen for own use (restricted pesticides) NDSU Extension Service Local County Agent

Variable depending on category of certification

Varies

April 1

Century Code 
04-35
Pharmacist North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy   
PO Box 1354 Bismarck, ND 58502-1354
Howard C. Anderson, 
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9535
None Currently $150 annual; $100 maximum March 1 Century Code 
43-15-25
Pharmacy Technician North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy   
PO Box 1354 Bismarck, ND 58502-1354
Howard C. Anderson, 
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9535
None $35 Annual (Registration Fee) No License Issued March 1 Renewal Century Code 
43-15-01(22)
Physical Therapist North Dakota Physical Therapist Board
 PO Box 69 Grafton, ND 58237-0069
Tami Anderson-Egeland 
Administrative Assistant  
(701) 352-0125
$200 $100
(annual)
January 31 Century Code 
43-26-13
Physical Therapist Assistant North Dakota Physical Therapist Board
PO Box 69 
Grafton, ND 58237-0069
Tami Anderson-Egeland 
Administrative Assistant  
(701) 352-0125
200 $60
 (annual)
January 31 Century Code 
43-26-13
Physician Assistant (PA-C) North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners 418 E Bdwy #12 
Bismarck, ND 58501-4086
Duane Houdek, Executive Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 328-6500
$50 $50
annual
September 1 Administrative Code 50-03-01
Physician, Surgeon North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners 418 E Bdwy #12
Bismarck, ND 58501-4086
Duane Houdek, Executive Secretary/Treasurer 
(701) 328-6500
$247.25 $155 on-line
$200 paper

January 1 (A-L); July 1
M-Z)

Century Code 
43-17
Plumber, Apprentice North Dakota State Board of Plumbing 
1110 College Dr, Ste 210
Bismarck, ND 58501
Brent Beeche
Secretary Chief Inspector
(701) 328-9977
25.00

$20 (first year), $30 (second year), $40 (third year), & $50 (fourth year), $75 (after 7600 hrs)  

December 31 Century Code 
43-18
Plumber, Journeyman North Dakota State Board of Plumbing 
1110 College Dr., Ste 210
Bismarck, ND 58501
Brent Beeche
Secretary/Chief Inspector 
(701) 328-9977
$75 December 31  Century Code 
43-18
Plumber, Master North Dakota State Board of Plumbing 
1110 College Dr., Ste 210
Bismarck, ND 58501
Brent Beeche
Secretary/Chief Inspector 
(701) 328-9977
$35.00 $165 December 31 Century Code 
43-18
Podiatrist North Dakota  Board of Podiatric Medicine
4309 Kodiak Pl, Bismarck ND 58503
JoDee Wiedmeier, CP
Executive Secretary(701) 390-7190
$300 $500 December 31 Century Code 
43-05
Polygraph Operator North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Blvd Ave.,  17th Floor 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division    
(701) 328-2329
None $35 October 1 Century Code 
43-31-01
Practice Review (If performing auditing, reviews, or compilations) North Dakota State Board Accountancy 
2701 S Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201-6029
James Abbott, 
Executive Director 
(701) 775-7100
None None Every 3 years Accounting Rules: Article 03-05
Professional Counselors North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners  2112 10th Ave SE
Mandan, ND 58554
Marge Ellefson
Executive Secretary 
(701) 667-5969
$150

$100 Renewal Fee for LPC License
$150 renewal fee for LPCLPCC

Every 2 yrs from date initially licensed Century Code 
43-47-06
Psychologist North Dakota State Board Psychologist Examiners   PO Box 661
Dickinson, ND 58601
Brenda Biwer, Ex. Secretary
701-590-1754
$450 $150 January 1 Century Code 
43-32
Real Estate Appraiser North Dakota Real Estate Appraiser Qualifications & Ethics Board
PO Box 1336 Bismarck, ND 58502-1336
Jodie or David Campbell
Executive Directors 
(701) 222-1051
$275 $225 Annual renewal date is January 1 Century Code43.23-3
Respiratory Care North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care 
PO Box 2223 Bismarck, ND 58502-2223
Nikki Owings
Administrative Assistant      
(701) 222-1564
None $60

 

January 31 Century Code 
43--42-01 thru 43-42-07
Sewer and Water Contractor - Installer -Apprentice North Dakota State Board Plumbing  
1110 College Dr., Ste 210
 Bismarck, ND 58501
Brent Beeche
Secretary/ Chief Inspector 
(701) 328-9977
None $100 (contractor)
$25 (installer) $Apprentice over 3400 hours $25- ($0.00 Apprentice under 3400)
June 30 Century Code 
43-18.2
Social Workers North Dakota  Board of Social Work Examiners   PO Box 914  
 Bismarck, ND 58502-0914
Nikki Owings, Executive Secretary 
(701) 222-0255
$230/examination fee Application Fee - $25
License 
Fee - $75
December 31 (Biennially /odd year) Century Code 
43-41
Soil Classifier North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers 
820 10th Ave W, Dickinson, ND 58601-3717
Darrell VanderBush, Secretary/Treasure  
(701) 225-0368
Examination Fee: $225
(assumes passing scores on two exams)
Licensure Fee: $100 (one time fee) after successful completion of exams
$180 annual renewal fee (practicing)
$20 annual renewal fee (non-practicing)
December 31 Century Code 
43-36-10
Subsurface Minerals North Dakota Geological Survey
600 E Blvd Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Ed Murphy, State Geologist 
(701) 328-8000
$100 $100 None Century Code 
38-12-03
Taxidermy North Dakota Game and Fish Department   
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6335
None $25 None  Century Code20.1-03-12
Teacher (North Dakota Educator's Professional License) Educational Standards and Practices Board 
2718 Gateway Ave #303 
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
Janet Placek-Welk  Director 
(701) 328-9646
$30

contact office for renewal fees

Every 2 or 5 years Century Code 15-36-11
Veterinarians North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners   PO Box 5001
Bismarck, ND 58502
John R. Boyce 
Executive Secretary 
(701) 328-9540 
Examination Fee: $50 $60 June 30 Century Code 43-29-06
Veterinary Technician North Dakota Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners   PO Box 5001
Bismarck, ND 58502
John R. Boyce 
Executive Secretary 
(701) 328-9540 
Application Fee: $25 Examination Fee $200  $15 December 31 Century Code 43-29-07.1; 43-29-08.1
Water Conditioning Contractor North Dakota State Board of Plumbing
1110 College Dr Ste 210
 Bismarck, ND 58501
Brent Beeche
Secretary/Chief Inspector 
(701) 328-9977
None $40 December 31 Century Code 
43-18.1
Water Conditioning Installer North Dakota State Board of Plumbing
1110 College Dr. Ste 210
Bismarck, ND 58501
Brent Beeche
Secretary/Chief Inspector 
(701) 328-9977
None $20 December 31  Century Code 
43-18.1

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