CPA certificate renewal

Your professional responsibility

Updated Oct. 28, 2015

Your CPA certificate is issued and renewed through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA). Active and inactive CPAs must renew their certificate and report their CPE based on the BOA’s deadlines.

CPA certificate renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015

Renew your CPA certificate for 2016 if:

  • Your last name begins with letters A through P
  • You received your initial Minnesota CPA certificate any time in 2015
  • You renewed your CPA certificate after Jan. 1, 2014
CPA certificates are renewed for one year and expire annually on Dec. 31.

Understand first year certification requirements

How to renew

Renew your CPA certificate online or by mail. Online renewal is recommended as it’s faster and reduces the risk for error. 

  BOA’s online CPA certificate renewal form
  Search BOA database for your CPA certificate number


Renewal fees

CPA certificate renewal fees are determined by the type of certificate you hold. A technology surcharge will be applied upon renewal.

  • Active CPA certificate: $100 annually
  • Inactive CPA certificate: $25 annually
  • Initial CPA certificate (new licensee): $150
Firm permit renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015 
  Firm permit renewal details  

CPE reporting

Active CPAs must report their CPE annually to the BOA by Dec. 31 for the three-year reporting period ending June 30.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015

Reporting period: July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015

Learn more about CPE reporting
Access your BOA CPE Summary, part of the CPE Log  

Additional resources

The BOA regulates CPAs in the state of Minnesota. Contact the BOA at 651-296-7938 with specific questions or visit the BOA website.

Make the MNCPA your resource. Contact the MNCPA membership department at 952-831-2707, ext. 2, or with questions.

BOA contact information

Minnesota Board of Accountancy
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 125
St. Paul, MN 55101-2143
Phone: 651-296-7938
Fax: 651-282-2644