Minnesota Building Official License Renewal FAQ’s

Published on June 4, 2020 by Alicia Eckert

Minnesota Building Official

When does my building official license expire?

Building official licenses expire every two years from the date of original licensure.

What fees are associated with renewing my building official license?

Renewal fees for a two-year renewal cycle are as follows:

Continuing Education Fee: $20

Certified Building Official: $60

Certified Building Official-Limited: $30

Accessibility Specialist: $30

What are the continuing education requirements for a Minnesota building official?

Building Official: 38 hours

Building Official-Limited:* 38 hours

Accessibility Specialist: 6 hours

*Only the building official limited category is required to obtain 19 hours per year for the 1st two years of certification. After the 1st two years, they are required to complete 38 hours total within each certification period.

Important Note: The State of Minnesota will not allow you to take the same course twice within the same certification period or complete 2 courses on the same date.  Please check your records or call us at 1-800-727-7104 if you cannot remember which course you have already taken.

I also have a construction industry license in Minnesota, are these courses applicable for that license as well?

Yes. To receive continuing education credit toward both licenses, simply place both license numbers (separated by a space) in the “License Number” field provided at registration.

Do you report my completion results to the state of Minnesota?

Yes, we will report your results to the state the next business day after your courses are complete.

How do I contact the state with further questions?

Minnesota Department of Licensing & Industry
Construction Codes and Licensing Division

443 Lafayette Road N
St Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-284-5005