The Board office is closed Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents Day. Online Services remain open.
Several changes regarding Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1800, were adopted by the Board and became effective today, December 4, 2023. In addition to minor housekeeping items and "plain language" fixes, the adopted rules:
- clarify the education evaluation process for foreign degrees;
- allow direct registration for the Fundamentals of Soil Science exam;
- modify the education and experience requirements for landscape architects to provide more paths to licensure;
- update and clarify the general description of information required for applications to the Board;
- clarify the certification statements to which applicants must agree when applying for licensure/certification or renewing or reinstating a license/certificate;
- clarify the validity of applications and application expiration; and update definitions.
For the authoritative version of Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1800, see the Reviser's website. Note: There may be a slight delay before the Revisor posts the revised rules. The Board has prepared an overview of those changes most likely to be of interest to applicants, in-training candidates, CID certificate-holders, and licensees.
If you are wondering if you have carryover you can use toward the upcoming 2024-2026 renewal (opening spring 2024), you can check through Online Renewal Services.
Log into Online Renewal Services. Your previous renewal confirmation will show.
Click the green "View Renewal Report" button.
When you view the report, you'll see a statement to the right. Next to the statement "Carryover to 2024-2026 Renewal," you'll see a number between 0 and 12. This represents your carryover PDH.
A reminder that ethics PDH is never carried over. If you were first licensed in Minnesota on or after July 1, 2022, you will you not be able to log into Online Renewals and will not, in any case, have carryover CE having never renewed and having no CE obligation this initial renewal period.
ASBOG (Association of State Boards of Geology) has launched a preparation course for the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) examination. A video explaining the course is available.
The full course will cover all eight content domains—which are based on the 2023 Task Analysis Survey—on the ASBOG exam. Two additional "bundles" focus on the "core" and "applied" content domains, with the "General Geology and Geological Investigations" domain being common to each.
Full details on the course are available on the ASBOG website.
In July, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security designated landscape architecture as a STEM degree program. The designation recognizes Landscape Architecture's use of research, innovation, and development of new technologies using natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics and the high degree of science, technology, engineering and mathematics coursework required in landscape architecture collegiate programs.
This designation will serve to improve understanding of how the profession impacts the health, safety and welfare of the public.LA STEM Announcement
If you have a current license or certificate, you can now print your own license/certificate card through Online Renewal Services.
Go to Online Renewal Services, then (Important!) select the "License/Certificate Card" tab (see image), and log in from that tab.
If a card is available, you will see a "print" option. Note that if you have only recently renewed or become licensed, the card may not be available (or may not show your new expiration date) for 3-5 business days.
If you are dual licensed you can get both of your cards.
When you select "print", a PDF is generated. Where the file saves or how it displays will depend upon the browser/browser settings you use.
Lines on 8 1/2 x 11 printout indicate where to cut to create the traditional oversized and wallet-sized cards.
Find out how to request "Retired" status and what it means.Choosing Retired Status
NOTE: There is no "grace period" with license/certificate expiration. If you are practicing/holding out in Minnesota right now, you need a current license right now.
Renew now through Online Renewal Services. Have handy:
- your PDH hours,
- your license or certificate number,
- the last four digits of your social security number, and
- your credit card information.
You will be charged a late fee.Renew Online PDH Requirements FAQs