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CPA certificate renewal

Your professional responsibility

Updated March 1, 2019

CPA certificates are issued and renewed through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy (BOA). Active and inactive CPAs renew their certificate and report their CPE based on BOA deadlines. 

Information on this page reflects deadlines for renewal year 2020 (deadline Dec. 31, 2019). 

CPA certificate renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019

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. 

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, 2019

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, 2019

Reporting period: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019

Learn more about CPE reporting

Access your BOA CPE Summary, part of the CPE Log 

Note: Changes to the BOA's CPE rules went into effect Jan. 9, 2018. 

Read a summary of the changes to BOA CPE rules 

BOA's CPE Reporting Form



The  Board of Accountancy regulates CPAs in Minnesota. Contact the BOA at 651-296-7938.

Contact MNCPA customer service at  customerservice@mncpa.org or 952-831-2707.