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MEETING NOTICE: North Dakota Manufacted Home Installation Committee will be holding a meeting on June 8, 2016 at the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Icelandic Room (1600 E Century Ave, Suite 2, Bismarck, ND) at 1:00 p.m. 

Any new manufactured (mobile) home installed anywhere in North Dakota must be installed by a licensed installer, and inspected by a certified inspector to assure that it is installed according to the manufacturer's installation instructions. The primary purpose of the program is to assure that all new manufactured homes are properly installed and to assure that any problems found are corrected by the registered installer. Currently licensed installers and certified inspectors can be found using the link below.

North Dakota has trained and registered installers from across the United States. Once a new manufactured home is inspected and found to be in compliance with the manufacturer's installation instructions, the certified inspector will affix a state insignia on the exterior of the home. A homeowner who elects to install his own home is not required to hire a registered installer, but must arrange for the inspection of the installation from a certified inspector.

The state requires a minimum of one inspection for a single-wide unit, and two for a double-wide unit, but an inspector may conduct as many inspections as deemed necessary.

2016 Manufactured Home Installation (MHIP)
Training Dates & Locations
March 30, 2016 (Central Time) Minot at Sleep Inn & Suites
Installer Refresher - 9:00 to 12:00; Inspector Refresher - 1:00 to 5:00
April 20, 2016 (Mountain Time) Dickinson at Astoria Hotel and Event Center
Installer Refresher - 9:00 to 12:00; Inspector Refresher - 1:00 to 5:00
May 5, 2016 (Central Time) Fargo at Baymont Inn & Suites (Formerly Doublewood Inn)
Installer Refresher - 9:00 to 12:00; Inspector Refresher - 1:00 to 5:00
May 18, 2016 (Central Time) Bismarck at Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel
Installer Refresher - 9:00 to 12:00; Inspector Refresher - 1:00 to 5:00
May 19, 2016 (Central Time) Bismarck at Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel
New Installers, New Inspectors, & Online Training Recipients - 9:00 to 5:00
Any person who took the online course this past year MUST take this class
All participants must complete the appropriate registration and training forms whether you are a new or an existing registered installer or certified inspector. The applications must be completed and returned to the Division of Community Services by the close of business on March 23, 2016.  Both the State Registration Form and Training Registration Form must be completed and returned along with payment.
Installers, Inspectors, and Online Training Recipients will need to complete and return the following:
Registered Installer Form – SFN 58299 or Certified Inspector Form – SFN 58300
Training Registration Form
The Registration and Certification fee:
Installers and Inspectors Registration Fee                                              $150.00
Installers and Inspectors Training Fee                                                       $50.00
Training Manual    (if needed)                                                                        25.00
                                                                 Total for Each Attendee             $225.00
NOTE:  A late fee of $25 will be assessed for all registrations after the March 23, 2016 deadline.
Installers - the following information is REQUIRED: 
  1. According to North Dakota Manufactured Home Installation Program administrative rules, the Registered Installer’s Application (SFN 58299) must be completed and NOTARIZED in order to attend the 2016-2017 Manufactured Home Registered Installer Training.
  2. Copy of contractor’s liability insurance in the amount not less than $100,000 with provision to notify the DCS upon cancellation. 
  3. Copy of letter of credit, certificate of deposit, or surety bond in the amount of $10,000 with provision to notify the DCS upon cancellation.
  4. Copy of valid driver’s license or copy of birth certificate (new installers only).
Please make sure that you send your application in by the due date (March 23, 2016) as these are the only in-state trainings that will be offered. This is especially crucial for installers, as they must be registered in order to install new manufactured homes after July 1, 2016.
Should anyone require auxiliary aids or services, or need additional information, please contact the Department of Commerce’s email at dcs@nd.gov, or by calling 701-328-5300, TTY 800-366-6888, Spanish TTY 800-435-8590, or Relay ND Voice 800-366-6889.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at (701) 486-3330, (701) 391-4382, or email me at rjhoffmann@nd.gov or call Sue at (701) 328-5300.
Below are the required forms that need to be completed and return to Division of Community Services.

SFN 58300 Certified Inspector Application
SFN 58299 Registered Installer Application 
2016-2017 Manufactured Home Training Registration Form

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