Renew Your License

Or Seek Reinstatement or Retirement of Your License

For firm permit renewal, see "Firms" page.


2020-2022 Licenses and Certificates Have Expired

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).

If you need to practice/hold out in Minnesota, renew online today.

  1. Know your license/certificate number and the last four digits of your ID number. Your ID number is your US social security number or, if you don't have one, the ITIN or Minnesota Tax ID number you provided the Board.
  2. Gather your continuing education information for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 (see link below for more details). Any carryover from the last renewal will show automatically once you log in. Ethics hours must have been obtained on or after July 1, 2020. If you were issued your initial Minnesota license on or after July 1, 2020, you will not need continuing education to renew for this time period.
  3. Have your credit card ready before starting your renewal. For security purposes, the electronic payment system will time out if you do not finish your payment transaction within a reasonable amount of time.
    • A late fee will be added to your total. After 9/30/2022, that charge is $60.
    • A $2.50 credit card fee per license renewed, charged by the bank, will also be added to your total.
    • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
Renew Online


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.
CE Requirements


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).
Online Services


Reinstatement    (License/Certificate Expired June 30, 2020, or Earlier)

If your license or certificate expired June 30, 2020, or earlier, please email 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 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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