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Reinstatement: How do I get my lapsed license back?

  • My license had lapsed, what do I do?
    Contact the office.  Board staff will look up your license date and will send you an electronic summary, if you are eligible, telling you how many CE clock hours you would need to complete, the fees involved, and if examinations are required. It depends on how many years a license has not been held in Minnesota or any other jurisdiction. 
  • My license lapsed less than two years ago, do I qualify?
    The board will have you reapply, assure that no disciplinary action has occurred in any jurisdiction, secure 20 CE clock hours for each year unlicensed, pay the fees for each license year, including applicable late fees, and will reinstate the license to the date of your original license. Contact Board staff (see Board tab above), who will send you an electronic summary of what is required, if you are eligible for reinstatement.
  • My license lapsed more than two years, but less than five years ago, in Minnesota. However, I’ve been licensed in another state, what do I need to do to get back my MN license?
    The board will have you reapply, assure that no disciplinary action has occurred in any jurisdiction, secure 20 CE clock hours for each year unlicensed, pay the fees for each license year, with applicable late fees, and will reinstate the license to the date of your original license. You will also be required to complete a state examination. Contact Board staff (see Board tab above) who will send you an electronic summary of what is required, if you are eligible for reinstatement.
  • My license lapsed more than two years, but less than five years ago, in Minnesota, and I haven’t been licensed in any other state. Do I qualify?
    The board will have you reapply, assure that no disciplinary action has occurred in any jurisdiction, secure 20 CE clock hours for each year unlicensed, pay the fees for each license year and late fees and will reinstate the license to the date of your original license. You will also be required to complete both the state and national examinations. Contact Board staff (see Board tab above) who will send you an electronic summary of what is required, if you are eligible for reinstatement.
  • My license lapsed more than five years ago?
    Without being licensed in another jurisdiction, you start over, meeting the current requirements. Keep in mind, most courses have changed slightly through the years and the academic courses must be completed within the past seven years of the application or continued competence within the same title must be documented.
  • May I serve as an administrator if my license is expired?
    No. An individual who is listed as an Administrator of Record with an expired license will be brought before the Standards of Practice Committee to review the Rule: “practicing without a current license” and may be subject to penalty.