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Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA) extends 2020 CPE deadline to Sept. 30, 2020

Active CPAs may use CPE earned after June 30 but prior to Oct. 1, 2020, to meet the CPE requirements for the 2021 license renewal period.
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Understanding Active and Inactive CPA Status

Updated March 1, 2019

In Minnesota, corporate CPAs can choose to maintain an active or inactive CPA certificate. Only active CPAs can use the credential without restriction.

Which CPA certificate status is right for you? Turn to the MNCPA for help deciding.  

Note: Active and inactive CPA certificates must be renewed annually through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy.

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Active or Inactive

What’s the difference?

Compare the two certificate options available to corporate CPAs.

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Convert to active CPA status

Understand the steps for taking an inactive CPA certificate to active.

Make the switch 


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Contact MNCPA customer service at 952-831-2707 or email us for answers to your CPA certification questions. 

CPA certification is regulated by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. They can be reached at 651-296-7938.