Licensing

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.

Application Fee Increase

Effective January 1, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) increased its cost for fingerprint-based background checks. As a result, PELSB has increased the paper application fee for first-time applicants from $89 to a fee of $90.25.


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?