CPA Certificate Renewal
Your professional responsibility
Note: The Minnesota Board of Accountancy's rule changes regarding CPA certificate renewal and CPE reporting will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014.
Learn more about these changes
Updated Oct.1, 2013
Whether active or inactive, certificate renewal is an obligation for every CPA in Minnesota. Certificate renewal is set by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy's (BOA) three-year certificate renewal and CPE reporting cycle.
CPAs renew based on the first letter of their last name. Last names are grouped as follows: A-H, I-P and Q-Z.
2014 certificate renewal
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013
For renewal year 2014, the CPA certificate renewal deadline is Dec. 31, 2013. Two groups must comply with this deadline:
- CPAs with last names beginning with letters Q through Z.
- New CPAs who received their initial certificate any time in 2013.
First year certification requirements
BOA individual CPA certificate links
There are two ways to renew your CPA certificate: online or by mail. Renewing online is recommended, as it's faster and reduces the risk for error.
Online CPA certificate renewal form
Find your certificate number in the BOA database
CPA certificate renewal fees
The cost of renewing your CPA certificate depends on the type of certificate you hold.
- Renewal of active CPA certificate: $100 annually
- Renewal of inactive CPA certificate: $25 annually
- Initial CPA certificate (new licensee): $150
New CPA certificate fees went into effect Aug. 1, 2013.
Firm permit renewal
Dec. 31, 2013 is the deadline for firms and sole practitioners to renew their firm permits for 2014.
Firm permit renewal details
CPE reporting in 2013
Acitve CPAs must report their CPE annually to the BOA.
Know your CPE reporting deadline
Access your BOA CPE Summary, part of the MNCPA CPE Log
Upcoming renewal & reporting deadlines:
July 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2013
(July1, 2010 - June 30, 2013)
(July1, 2010 - June 30, 2013)
||Renew CPA certificate for 2014
Report CPE (July1, 2010 - June 30, 2013)
Changing your name?
Notify the BOA of your new surname within 30 days of making the legal name change. You will then renew your certificate at the appropriate time for one, two or three years based on your former last name. It is upon this renewal that you will be placed in the proper renewal cycle for your new last name.
Contact the Board of Accountancy
The Minnesota BOA is the regulatory body that certifies CPAs in Minnesota. If you have specific questions regarding your certificate, contact the Minnesota BOA at 651-296-7938.
The MNCPA can help
Contact the MNCPA membership department at 952-831-2707, ext. 2 or email@example.com with questions regarding CPA certificate renewal.
What's the difference between certificate renewal and registering for a PTIN?
Renewing your CPA certificate is different than registering for a PTIN. CPAs renew their certificates with the Minnesota BOA and register for their PTIN through the IRS as part of the registered tax return preparer regulation.
Learn more about the IRS registered tax preparer regulation
Register for your PTIN