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CPA Certificate Renewal

Updated Feb. 8, 2024

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 2025 (deadline Dec. 31, 2024). 

CPA certificate renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2024

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

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

License cards

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

CPE reporting

Active CPAs must report their CPE annually to the BOA by Dec. 31 for the three-year reporting period ending June 30.

2024 reporting deadline: Dec. 31, 2024

2024 reporting period: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024

Learn more about CPE reporting

Access your BOA CPE Summary, part of the CPE Log 

BOA's CPE Reporting Form


Firm permit renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2024

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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