Minnesota Board of Accountancy

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85 E. 7th Place, Suite 125, St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-296-7938   ~   Fax: 651-282-2644   ~   TTY: 800-627-3529

~ Licensure/Registration ~

Requirements for Initial Certificate

Education Requirement to sit for CPA Exam

Education Requirement for Certification

Experience Requirement for Certification

Non-Resident Practice Privilege/Substantial Equivalency

Application Filing Deadline Information (note in particular Sections A, D, and E.)

 

Requirements for Registered Accounting Practitioner

Education Requirement for RAP Registration

Examination Requirement for RAP Registration

Experience Requirement for RAP Registration

 

Status Changes

To change your certificate status from Active to Inactive:

  • This request must be made during and as part of your renewal
  • You must be current with your Active status CPE reporting requirements.
  • Use Online Services to record your CPE and make your renewal/status change request.
  • If you cannot use the online system or have supporting documentation you need to send to the Board office, complete the paper renewal form.

To change your certificate status from Inactive to Active:

  • Complete 120 hours of qualifying CPE within the three years prior to submitting your request to activate your certificate
  • Complete the Status Change to Active Request Form
  • Submit completed forms and any required supporting documentation to the Board office

To change your certificate status from Exempt to Active:

  • Complete 50 hours of qualifying CPE per year you were Exempt, up to a maximum of 120 hours. These hours must have been completed within 12 months prior to the date your application is received in the Board office
  • Complete the Status Change to Active Request Form
  • Submit completed forms and any required supporting documentation to the Board office