Information About Renewal Applications for All Licenses
Pharmacist licenses and Pharmacy permits expire on September 30 of even years (e.g., 2016, 2018).
Several weeks before your license expiration date, a renewal notice will be mailed to the address on your record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application. To complete the online renewal application, you must use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.
Please keep your contact information in our records up-to-date so that notices we send will reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click Change Contact Information.
Renewing an Active License: Pharmacists
To renew a license, you submit a renewal application online, pay the renewal fee, attest to completing the required continuing education (CE) and answer other questions. Sections 1.3 and 1.4 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explain the CE requirements. After the renewal, a percentage of Pharmacists will be selected for audit of their CE.
Renewing an Active License: Pharmacies and Other Facilities
You must provide information about the facility’s mailing and location addresses, Pharmacist-in-Charge (Retail and Hospital pharmacies), and ownership.
Renewing Lapsed Licenses
If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal for a Pharmacist to practice in Delaware or a Pharmacy or other type of facility to operate in Delaware while the license is lapsed.
You may file a late renewal application up to 60 days after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to practice as a Pharmacist or to operate a Pharmacy or facility until the license is actually renewed. The late period is not a "grace period."
All Pharmacists who submit late renewal applications will be selected for audit of their CE.
If you fail to renew by the end of the 60-day period, your license will terminate. If you wish to resume practicing as a Pharmacist in Delaware or operating the Pharmacy or other facility in Delaware after termination, you must reapply for a new license.
Requesting Inactive Status/Reactivating Pharmacist Licenses
If you are not practicing as a Pharmacist in Delaware, you may submit a written request to place your license in inactive status. You are not permitted to practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status.
Your license may remain in inactive status for up to four years. To resume practicing in Delaware during the four-year period, you must reactivate your license to active status. See 24 Del.C §2512.
If you fail to reactivate during the four-year period, your license will terminate. If you wish to resume practicing after your license has terminated, you must reapply for a new license.