How can I contact the Minnesota Department of Commerce?We have found that the best way to get in touch with the Department of Commerce is via e-mail. You should write to: email@example.com.
Minnesota Department of Commerce
NOTE — Walk-up service is no longer available at the Department of Commerce. Effective 7/1/08, the Licensing Service Counter (Walk-up Counter) is closed.
When is my renewal due?You must complete your continuing education and renew your license on or before August 31st of the year in which your license expires.
Not sure when your license expires? The expiration date is printed on the license itself. It can also be found by using the MN Department of Commerce License Lookup Directory: http://www.commerce.state.mn.us/LicenseLookupMain.html.
How do I renew my license?
The Minnesota Department of Commerce mails renewal postcards containing instructions for renewal to each licensee prior to the expiration of the license. License renewals are performed online through PULSE at www.pulseportal.com. After completing the online renewal application, course completion certificates must be faxed to the Department at 651-284-4207.
Visit the Appraiser Licensing Homepage on the Minnesota Department of Commerce website for helpful information regarding license renewal and many related questions:
Can I repeat a course and still get continuing education credit for it?You must wait three full years before repeating a particular course in order to receive continuing education credit for it a second time.
Can I carry over continuing education credits between renewals?No. Extra continuing education credits cannot be carried forward from one license period to another. Any credits earned above and beyond the required hours will be forfeited upon license renewal.
Are any of the appraisal continuing education courses approved by the Veteran's Administration?Yes, the following courses are approved by the Veteran's Administration: Residential Building Analysis 201: The Inspection and Valuation, and Residential Building Analysis 301-308.
If you are entitled to VA benefits, be sure to tell us when you register. After completing your courses and submitting the appropriate paperwork, you will be reimbursed by the VA based on your entitlement.
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