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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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CPA certificate renewal

Updated Dec. 2, 2020

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 2021 (deadline Dec. 31, 2020). 


CPA certificate renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

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

Printed license cards ending after 2021 renewal

Your 2021 license card is the last printed license card the BOA will provide for license/permit renewal. Why? License cards are an outdated and potentially misleading indication of your status. 

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

Look up a firm’s permit 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.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

Reporting period: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020*
*The Minnesota Board of Accountancy extended the 2020 CPE deadline to Sept. 30, 2020. Learn more

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

Sample


Firm permit renewal

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

Firm permit renewal details 


Questions?

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.