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Understanding Active and Inactive CPA Status

Updated Feb. 26, 2021

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.

Compare certificate options 

Convert Status

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.