CPA Certificate Renewal
Updated June 7, 2022
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 2023 (deadline Dec. 31, 2022).
CPA certificate renewal
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
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 inactive or active certificate within the Online Services section of the BOA’s website.
BOA’s online CPA certificate renewal form
Search BOA database for your CPA certificate number
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
The BOA no longer mails license cards to CPAs. If your CPA certificate is active or inactive, you can print a PDF version of your license card via the Online Services section of the BOA's website.
Check your license status in real time
Your CPA license status is public information available through the BOA’s website. You (and others) can confirm the validity, current status and expiration date of a license online.
Look up a CPA’s license status
Active CPAs must report their CPE annually to the BOA by Dec. 31 for the three-year reporting period ending June 30.
2022 reporting deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
2022 reporting period: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022
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
Firm permit renewal
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
Firm permit renewal details
Look up a firm’s permit status
The Board of Accountancy regulates CPAs in Minnesota. Contact the BOA at 651-296-7938.
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