Office of Records and Registration

First Time Full Professional License


You must have the following things in place BEFORE you apply for a Minnesota Teaching License:

      1. All grades must be posted on the transcript;
      2. The degree must be posted on the transcript;
      3. The edTPA must be submitted; and
      4. You must have received the official score reports (email with barcode) for all required Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exams.

Read through all instructions to become familiar with them before proceeding.

Instructions for First Time Full Professional Minnesota License:

  1. Go to the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) web site at
  2. Select Online Licensing System.
  3. From this point, you will follow the screen prompts as you submit information. If problems, contact PELSB at or 651-539-4200.
  4. Upon completion of the online application, the PELSB will have received your initial application, your conduct review statement, and your fees. You have sixty (60) days from this point to submit the remaining materials to St. Cloud State (the license application cover page, the verification page, the fingerprint card, and the transcript fee.) 

You must submit the following items to the Office of Records and Registration, AS-118 at St. Cloud State University:  (NOTE: We recommend using a large manila envelope for mailing/delivery to St. Cloud State.)

  1. License Application Cover Page – Download this form via the online application process - it will indicate the applicant information required by the PELSB.  There is a checklist at the bottom of the page.  Do not write on this page.
  2. Verification of Completion of a State-Approved Licensure Program Form – Locate this form at the bottom of the checklist on the Cover Page. Download this form – it will indicate the applicant’s name, address, date of birth, phone number and a processing number.  The License Certifying Officer in the Office of Records and Registration will complete this form.  Do not write on this page.
  3. Fingerprint Card - It must be a PELSB fingerprint card, available in the Records and Registration Office or Office of Clinical Experiences. All of the required personal information and your signature must be completed on the card. To be fingerprinted, you may go to the SCSU Public Safety Department located on campus (appointments are required) or to any local law enforcement agency. Do not bend or fold this card.
  4. $10 check, money order, or cash made payable to SCSU. This is for your official SCSU transcript. The License Certifying Officer will request the transcript for you. Do not send a transcript.

The SCSU License Certifying Officer will verify completion of your program and mail your materials to the MDE for you.  Applicants should verify that all financial obligations to SCSU have been cleared.
Please send the four items listed above directly to:
Office of Records and Registration
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Any partial or incomplete submission will be returned to the applicant. Any questions can be directed to 320-308-2111 or

Updated: 12/16