Current Projects

Rules Relating to Licensure or Certification (R-04374)

The Board published in the November 6, 2017, State Register a Dual Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing Unless 25 or More Persons Request a Hearing, and Notice of Hearing if 25 or More Requests for Hearing Are Received.

The rules are about:

  • updating definitions;
  • prohibiting noncompliant conduct during an examination;
  • updating application procedures for examination, licensure, certification, and temporary permits;
  • updating the education and experience requirements for architecture, professional engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geology and soil science;
  • clarifying the requirements for licensure or certification;
  • clarifying the certification and signature requirements, including electronic signatures;
  • making housekeeping modifications; and
  • repealing the obsolete rule regarding a Board-designed stamp for certification and signature.

A public hearing was held on January 17, 2018 at 9:30 am

Administrative Law Judge Report. The post-hearing comment and rebuttal periods have closed and the Administrative Law Judge and, as required in this instance, the Chief Administrative Law Judge, have issued their amended report on the proposed rules. The Board will review the recommendations and follow the administrative rule procedures for adopting the final language.


Rules of Professional Conduct (R-04449)

The Board is considering rule amendments to update and clarify Chapter 1805 (known as the Rules of Professional Conduct).

Documents Pertinent to This Rulemaking
Request for Comments

If you would like the Board to add you to its rulemaking mailing list and receive updates as they become available, please e-mail Andrea Barker.

What Are Rules?

An administrative rule is a general statement adopted by an agency or board to make the law it enforces or administers more specific or to govern the agency's organization or procedure.

An agency or board may adopt a rule only after the legislature has enacted a law granting this authority to the agency. An agency rule adopted under the rulemaking provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14, has the force and effect of law. Rulemaking in Minnesota: A Guide explains each step of the rulemaking process in Minnesota.

Administrative rulemaking follows a very specific and transparent process, which the Rulemaking Progress Chart outlines.


Rulemaking Docket

A Rulemaking Docket is a summary document showing active (current), past recent, and potential future rulemaking packages and their status.

Rulemaking Docket


Mailing List

If you would like the Board to add you to its rulemaking mailing list and receive updates as they become available, please e-mail Andrea Barker (

Stay Connected

Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design (AELSLAGID)
85 E. 7th Place Suite 160, St. Paul MN 55101 USA

 8:00 am–4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
 (651) 296-2388
 TTY (800) 627-3529
 FAX (651) 297-5310
 Staff Directory


Receive eNews from the Board

Note: Email addresses are considered private data in Minnesota. Signing up for eNews is entirely "opt in": The only way to receive it is by signing up using the button above or completing the form on the Subscribe/eNews page.

Board staff cannot subscribe or unsubscribe you, or change your email address. Subscribers manage their own accounts using the links provided in the emails, once they have confirmed their subscription by replying to an initial "Subscription Confirmation Requested" email.