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CPA certificate information

Applying for your initial certificate
Education and experience required for CPA certification.

Your first year of certification: Key deadlines
Items for your first year of certification, including CPE reporting and certificate renewal deadlines. 

Certificate renewal
Deadlines and procedures for renewing your Minnesota CPA certificate.

CPE reporting and record keeping
Details and deadlines for reporting your CPE credits to the Minnesota BOA.

Comparison of active and inactive certificates
Benefits, costs and rules for maintaining an active or inactive CPA certificate.

Convert to active
Steps to change your inactive CPA certificate to active.

Retired CPA certificate status
Guidance on requesting retired status through the Minnesota BOA. 

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