Minnesota Licensure

Instructions on applying for an initial license in Minnesota
In this Section

Read all directions carefully before beginning the online application.

  • Minnesota Department of Education Online Application
  • Submit the “Minnesota Verification of Completion” Form to the Certification Office either PDF or via US Postal Service to the address listed below. Please provide the address the Verification of Completion Form should be sent back to.
  • Certification Officer will obtain official transcripts for your Minnesota license application.
  • Request a Minnesota fingerprint card either from the Certification Officer or from Minnesota Department of Education.
  • Minnesota requires all license application materials to be sent together and the Certification Officer can do that. Please submit all required documentation together to the Certification Officer with the Minnesota Verification of Completion form and fingerprint card if the Certification Officer mails material. 

Instructions on applying to add an additional license to an existing Minnesota license

Once you have completed your program:

  • Complete the “Application to Add a Field to an Existing Minnesota License” form.
  • Submit the completed Application to Add a Field to an Existing Minnesota License form to the Certification Officer either PDF or via US Postal Service to the address listed below.
  • Certification Officer will obtain official transcripts for your add a field to an existing Minnesota license application.
  • Minnesota requires all license application materials to be sent together and the Certification Officer can do that. Please submit all required documentation together to the Certification Officer with the Minnesota Verification of Completion form.

Helpful Minnesota Licensing Links