Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design


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Contact Information

Physical address:
85 East 7th Place, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: (651) 296-2388, TTY: 1-800-627-3529
Fax: (651) 297-5310

Web: Home Name search

Notes: Office Hours: 8:00-4:30 M-F

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Minnesota Architect License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/11/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Minnesota for the first time.

Form:http://mn.gov/aelslag/architecture.html
Agency Fee:

$132.00 licensure fee at time of approved licensure + $75.00 exam fee

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Minnesota.

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:Comity applicant must meet MN Statutes and Rules in effect at time of original licensure in their base state.
Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Minnesota and need to renew their license.

Agency Fee:

$132

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Minnesota Geologist-in-Training Certificate

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:8/20/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Fundamentals of Geology

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + $200 exam fee.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Minnesota Interior Designer Certification

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:11/12/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Certified Interior Designer Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:11/15/19

Minnesota Land Surveyor License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Exam Application

Form:

Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) and Minnesota Land Surveying Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Notes:

There are separate fees for the exams.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$120

Notes:

After passing all 3 exams, applicants are notified by mail how to apply for a license.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Minnesota Land Surveyor-in-Training Certificate

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:1/16/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

There is a separate fee for the fundamentals exam.

Fact Checked:1/21/19

Registration Renewal

Not required



Surveyor-in-Training certificates do not expire.

Minnesota Landscape Architect License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:10/14/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Landscape Architecture License Application

Agency Fee:

$75 application fee + $120 license fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Minnesota Professional Engineer License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

A stamp, printed signature, or electronically created signature has the same force and effect as an actual signature if it creates an accurate depiction of the licensed or certified professional's actual signature.

MN Stat. § 326.12

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The certification and signature may be electronic, as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 325L.02, paragraph (h); facsimile; or digital.

Minnesota Admin Rules 1800.4200

Fact Checked:5/13/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Principles & Practice of Engineering Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$75 exam fee + $120 license fee.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/19/21

Minnesota Professional Firm Registration

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Law:

MN St. § 326.14

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Limited Liability Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

All Entity Types:

  • Ownership interest in the corporation can be held only by licensed design professionals, other entities authorized to provide at least one of the same professional services, a voting trust if all voting trustees are licensed design professionals, or an employee stock ownership plan where all voting trustees are design professionals.
Notes:
  • Minnesota does not issue a license number. Firm registrations are listed by name only and can be verified by contacting the board by phone or email.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Professional Firm Registration Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Minnesota licensed design professional, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's professional design activities in the state.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Minnesota licensed design professional, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's professional design activities in the state.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  2. Obtain a copy of your approved entity formation documents to file with the firm registration application.
  3. File a Professional Firm Registration Application with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  2. Obtain a copy of your approved foreign qualification documents to file with the firm registration application.
  3. File a Professional Firm Registration Application with the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design.
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of your Articles of Incorporation or your Certificate of Authority (after foreign qualifying)
  • A list of owners and individuals with "governance authority" 
    • Someone who determines important policies for the firm
    • Someone who oversees the firm's overall operations
    • Someone who maintains the general, active management of and ultimate control over matters involving professional judgment
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Professional Firm Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Required Attachments:
  • List of directors, officers, managers, or members of the firm including addresses (only required if there were changes)
  • Updated copy of articles of incorporation or certificate of authority (if changes have occurred)
Fact Checked:4/15/20

Amendment

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Notify the board of changes via phone or email.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Reinstatement

Form:

Professional Firm Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$25 for each year expired.

Notes:

Licenses that have been expired for longer than 4 years cannot be reinstated and the licensee should instead apply for a new license.

Fact Checked:11/5/19

Minnesota Professional Geologist License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Allow Digital Signatures?Yes
Digital Signature Guidelines:

A stamp, printed signature, or electronically created signature has the same force and effect as an actual signature if it creates an accurate depiction of the licensed or certified professional's actual signature.

MN Stat. § 326.12

Allow Digital Sealing?Yes
Digital Sealing Guidelines:

The certification and signature may be electronic, as defined by Minnesota Statutes, section 325L.02, paragraph (h); facsimile; or digital.

Minnesota Admin Rules 1800.4200

Fact Checked:5/24/21

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Professional Geologist

Agency Fee:

$75 application fee + $250 exam fee + $120 license fee due after approval of application.

Fact Checked:5/22/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/22/21

Minnesota Professional Soil Scientist License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:5/17/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Practice of Soil Science Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$75 application fee + $195 exam fee + $120 license fee due after approval of application.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Minnesota Soil Scientist-in-Training Certificate

Agency:Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design
Fact Checked:5/17/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Fundamentals of Soil Science Exam Application

Agency Fee:

$25 application fee + $195 exam fee.

Fact Checked:5/17/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



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