Or Seek Reinstatement or Retirement of Your License
For firm permit renewal, see "Firms" page.
ALL 2020-2022 licenses and certificates expired on June 30, 2022, regardless of when in the biennium they were issued (MN Statute 326.10 Subd. 8).
As mentioned in item 2 above, you must meet continuing education (CE) requirements prior to renewing. Licensees or certificate holders making their first biennial renewal are automatically exempt from CE reporting. Others needing to request a CE exemption must make that request prior to renewing.
Those with disciplinary action or criminal activity since their last renewal that they must report to the Board or those who are submitting a "Letter of Acceptance" from the Board cannot renew online. Please email the Board for a print version of the 2022-2024 (Late) Renewal Form and pay by check or money order.
For members of the military who meet the requirements under MN Statute 326.56 (see also the "For Military Members" page of the Board's website), the Board recommends you request the paper renewal form and send to the Board with proof of military status enclosed (but no fee) at your earliest convenience—as a practical matter to inform the Board of your eligibility and so that your status may be updated from "expired" to "current."
To check your license or certificate status or if you have renewal questions:
License Lookup Renewal FAQs
To print a license card, log into Online Renewal Services and select the “License/Certificate Card” tab. Note that you must wait 3-5 business days after applying for renewal before the license card will reflect the updated expiration date (assuming your application is approved).
If your license or certificate expired June 30, 2020, or earlier, please email email@example.com to request instructions for reinstatement.
After receiving your information, the Board will send you a reinstatement form customized with your particular fees and continuing education requirements. Reinstatement requirements are described in MN Statute 326.10, Subd. 9.
If you are retired and do not wish to renew your license but would like to be listed on the Board's roster as "retired" rather than "expired," please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that change.
You may continue to use your professional title, preceded by the term "Retired" (i.e., John Doe, Retired Architect), but you may not practice or do anything that requires a current license. This requirement is described in MN Statute 326.02 Subd. 1.
Note: The Board cannot “hold” requests for retired status. Do not submit your request until you are ready to have your status changed. The change is immediate, once your request is processed.
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