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Title: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Alternate Title: CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
Description: An accountant certified by the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy (BOA) as having fulfilled the requirements of state law to be a public accountant.
Subject: Accountants
Certified Public Accountant Firms
Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:11:42 PM
Modification Date: 9/2/2021 9:21:28 AM
Agency Name: Accountancy (BOA), Minnesota State Board of
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Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Board of Accountancy is to protect the public through the regulation of the practice of accounting by Certified Public Accountants, Registered Accounting Practitioners and others in Minnesota by: Ensuring that those entering the practice meet standards of competency by way of education, experience and examination; Establishing standards of practice for those certified or registered to practice; Requiring that anyone practicing or offering to practice accounting be certified or registered and continue to maintain their professional competence; Enforcing the laws, rules and standards governing the practice of accounting in Minnesota in a fair, expeditious and consistent manner.
Agency Phone: 651-296-7938
Agency Fax: 651-282-2644
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Agency Address:
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 125

St. Paul
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      Initial Applicants




                    Applying for Licensure 

                    Temporary Military CPA Certificate

                    RAP Registration

                    Reciprocal License

    Current Licensees

                Renewal Information

                   Requirements for CPAs having Active or Inactive Status

                  How to go Exempt or Surrender a License

Rules: 1105.0100
1105.1500 - .7800

Statutes: 326A


Applying for Licensure

Application and Renewal forms are available at Applications and Forms

Period of Issuance:
Licenses for individuals will expire EVERY YEAR on December 31.

Licenses with an expiration date of December 31, 2014 or later will be renewed for one year upon expiration. 

Length of Determination:

Applications for examination: Varies per national exam schedule. 

License applications: Must be reviewed for approval at Board meetings.

Other Info:
Activity: Registered Accounting Practitioner (RAP)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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