Important Updates from PELSB:

The statutorily-required 30-day processing window for a license does not begin until PELSB has received all application materials and a completed background check.

PELSB is asking applicants, school districts, and charter schools to wait at least 30 days before contacting our office for an application status check. PELSB licensing staff will contact applicants with questions or updates about applications when necessary. Waiting to contact PELSB will allow our staff to process licenses in shorter time frames.

PELSB appreciates your patience and cooperation as we continue to work on processing license applications as quickly as possible.

Please make sure you are using THE MOST RECENT APPLICATION FORM found here:

MAKE SURE TO SEND YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKET IN ONE ENVELOPE (do not send pieces at different times, wait until you have everything)

Please follow these steps:

  1. Which license should I apply for?

  2. AM I READY TO apply for my license?

  3. How do I apply for my license?

Please visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page if you have additional questions.

Minnesota officially switched to the new Tiered Licensure system on July 1, 2018. The new Tiered system takes into account more factors than the old system. For an outline of requirements for each of the 4 tiers, please see the infographic created by Education Minnesota.

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