Lake Service Provider Permit and Certification

Lake Service Provider Training

Businesses that are defined by Minnesota law as lake service providers need to have the owner or manager attend aquatic invasive species training and apply for a lake service provider permit every three years.

Is your business a Lake Service Provider? Take a short quiz to find out.

Training Dates and Locations

If a class does not reach minimum registeration one week before the scheduled date, it will be cancelled. Cancelled classes will be posted on the calendar.


An owner or manager of your business should attend training and be named on the permit. If you need more than one owner or manager to be listed on the permit, they must all attend class and pass the test. You will only need to pay for one permit.

Steps to register

  1. Register for an account with the DNR.
  2. Login to the DNR's Aquatic Invasive Species training website.
  3. Select "Register for Lake Service Provider classroom course and apply for a permit". Follow the steps to register for a course. You may add additional owner and manager names during registration.

During the training, you will receive:

  • A three hour training session with DNR staff, including time for questions and answers.
  • A Lake Service Provider training manual outlining the information you need to understand current AIS laws, pass the test, and acquire your permit.
  • Suggestions on how to integrate AIS prevention strategies into your business.

Your Lake Service Provider permit and vehicle stickers will be mailed to you once you have attended training, passed the test, and completed payment online.

Training Materials

Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Service Provider Permits