Tiers without Fear!
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MnEEP), in collaboration with PELSB, has created an interactive decision tool to help individuals navigate the different requirements for obtaining a teaching license within the MN tiered licensure system.
PELSB Office Not Accepting Walk-in Visitors
Though PELSB remains operational, to comply with safe social distancing recommendations, the PELSB office is not accepting walk-in visitors. Documents can be left in the dropbox outside of our office for staff to retrieve. If you have questions, staff can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org. PELSB staff will respond as soon as we are able.
An Important Message from PELSB
After racist events in Minnesota and incidents within PELSB over the past year, PELSB has sought to be reflective about its duty to increase equity and access to educator preparation and high standards in Minnesota.
**UPDATED 7/31** With new guidance for districts regarding Out of Field Permissions.
The state-wide school closures and other measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges, including effects to the licensing process for both current and aspiring educators.
Application Status Checks
The processing time for a license is 30 days after receipt of a complete application packet. An initial tiered license application is not complete until PELSB receives a cleared background check. Please wait at least 30 days before contacting PELSB for an application status check. PELSB licensing staff will contact applicants with questions or updates about applications when necessary.