Unless a complaint is pending against the licensee, a licensee whose license is in good standing may request, in writing, that the license be placed on the inactive list. If a complaint is pending against a licensee, a license may not be placed on the inactive list until action relating to the complaint is concluded. The board must receive the request for inactive status before expiration of the license. A request for inactive status received after the license expiration date must be denied. A licensee may renew a license that is inactive under this subdivision by meeting the renewal requirements of subdivision 2, except that payment of a late renewal fee is not required. A licensee must not practice alcohol and drug counseling while the license is inactive.
A licensee whose license is inactive shall renew the inactive status by the inactive status expiration date determined by the board or the license will lapse. An application for renewal of inactive status must include evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has completed 40 clock hours of continuing professional education required in section 148C.075, and be received by the board 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. Late renewal of inactive status must be accompanied by a late fee as required in section 148C.12.
An individual whose license has lapsed for less than two years may renew the license by submitting:
(1) a completed and signed license renewal application;
(2) the inactive license renewal fee or the renewal fee and the late fee as required under section 148C.12; and
(3) proof of having met the continuing education requirements in section 148C.075 since the individual's initial licensure or last license renewal. The license issued is then effective for the remainder of the next two-year license cycle.
An individual who submitted a license renewal two years or more after the license expiration date must submit the following:
(1) a completed and signed application for licensure, as required by section 148C.0351;
(2) the initial license fee as required in section 148C.12; and
(3) verified documentation of having achieved a passing score within the past year on an examination required by the board.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes