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Rules Governing Requirements for Licensure and Certification and Housekeeping Updates. Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1800 (R‑04764)

The Board published in the November 27, 2023, issue of the State Register Adopted Permanent Rules, Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1800

The rules became effective December 4, 2023.

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.

They include housekeeping updates, such as repealing obsolete rules and plaiplain language changes.

For the authoritative version of Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1800, see the Revisor's website. (Note: There may be a delay before the rule changes are live.)

Revisor: MN Rules 1800

What Are Rules?

Rulemaking Flowchart

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


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