A license must be renewed every two years.
To renew a license, an applicant must submit to the board:
(1) a completed and signed application for license renewal, including a signed consent authorizing the board to obtain information about the applicant from third parties, including, but not limited to, employers, former employers, and law enforcement agencies;
(2) the renewal fee required under section 148C.12; and
(3) additional information as requested by the board to clarify information presented in the renewal application. The licensee must submit information within 30 days of the date of the board's request.
At least 60 calendar days before the renewal deadline date in subdivision 6, the board shall mail a renewal notice to the licensee's last known address on file with the board. The notice must include an application for license renewal, the renewal deadline, and notice of fees required for renewal. The licensee's failure to receive notice does not relieve the licensee of the obligation to meet the renewal deadline and other requirements for license renewal.
(a) Licensees must comply with paragraphs (b) to (d).
(b) Each license certificate must state an expiration date. An application for license renewal must be received by the board or postmarked at least 30 calendar days before the expiration date. If the postmark is illegible, the application must be considered timely if received at least 21 calendar days before the expiration date.
(c) An application for license renewal not received within the time required under paragraph (b) must be accompanied by a late fee in addition to the renewal fee required in section 148C.12.
(d) A licensee's license lapses if the licensee fails to submit to the board a license renewal application by the licensure expiration date. A licensee shall not engage in the practice of alcohol and drug counseling while the license is lapsed. A licensee whose license has lapsed may renew the license by complying with section 148C.055.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes