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, or the person must pay the late fee. A licensee may renew a license that is inactive under this subdivision by meeting the renewal requirements of subdivision 2. A licensee must not practice alcohol and drug counseling while the license is inactive.
A licensee whose license is inactive must renew the inactive status by the inactive status expiration date determined by the board, or the license will expire. An application for renewal of inactive status must include evidence satisfactory to the board that the licensee has completed 40 clock hours of continuing education required in section 148F.075. Late renewal of inactive status must be accompanied by a late fee as required in section 148F.115, subdivision 5, clause (2).