CPA certificate renewal

Your professional responsibility

Updated Jan. 4, 2016

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.

Information on this page currently reflects deadlines for renewal year 2017 (deadline Dec. 31, 2016). This page will undergo content updates in March 2017. 

CPA certificate renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016

CPA certificates are renewed for one year and expire annually on Dec. 31. All CPAs certified in Minnesota, whether active or inactive, must renew by Dec. 31.

Initial Minnesota CPA certificates also expire on Dec. 31 regardless of when the certificate was issued.

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. 

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

Firm permit renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016 

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, 2016

Reporting period: July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2016

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 MNCPA Customer Service at 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