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Qualified Provider Applications


Information regarding special requirements for currently approved Standard Providers to apply for Qualified Provider approval. Includes necessary forms for providers and courses.

Important Notice

To apply as a “Qualified Provider” the Applicant must already hold a current active approval as a Minnesota STANDARD Insurance or Real Estate licensing continuing education Provider; AND be (a bona fide trade association, a degree-granting institution, or private school).

Qualified Provider Application

*Insurance or Real Estate licensing continuing education providers only.

  • There is no additional application fee.

  • Provider must already hold current active approval as a standard Minnesota approved education provider.

  • Provider must be a bona fide trade association a degree-granting institution, or private school.

  • Application form can be downloaded here

45.30 Continuing Education. Subd. 6.Course approval

(a) Courses must be approved by the commissioner in advance. A course that is required by federal criteria or a reciprocity agreement to receive a substantive review will be approved or disapproved on the basis of its compliance with the provisions of laws and rules relating to the appropriate industry. At the commissioner's discretion, a course that is not required by federal criteria or a reciprocity agreement to receive a substantive review may be approved based on a qualified provider's certification on a form specified by the commissioner that the course complies with the provisions of this chapter and the laws and rules relating to the appropriate industry. For the purposes of this section, a "qualified provider" is one of the following: (1) a degree-granting institution of higher learning located within this state; (2) a private school licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education; or (3) when conducting courses for its members, a bona fide trade association that staffs and maintains in this state a physical location that contains course and student records and that has done so for not less than three years.

Insurance Continuing Education course approval application short form

  • Application form can be downloaded here.

  • STOP: To apply as a “Qualified Provider” the Applicant must already hold current active approval as a Minnesota STANDARD Insurance licensing continuing education Provider; AND be (a bona fide trade association, a degree-granting institution, or private school).

Real Estate Continuing Education course approval application short form

  • Application form can be downloaded here.

  • STOP: To apply as a “Qualified Provider” the Applicant must already hold current active approval as a Minnesota STANDARD Real Estate licensing continuing education Provider; AND be (a bona fide trade association, a degree-granting institution, or private school).