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Licenses expire on January 31 of odd years (e.g., 2017, 2019).
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.
To renew a license in active status, you must attest to completing the required continuing education units (CEUs). The CEU requirement includes 0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU. See Section 13.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations for complete information on the CEU requirements. After the renewal, a percentage of licensees will be randomly selected for audit of their CE.
If you are not practicing in Delaware, you may submit a request to place your license in inactive status. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status. To maintain your inactive license, you must renew it. Renewal will keep your license in inactive status for two more years.
To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license. To reactivate an inactive license, see Section 11.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license is lapsed.
You may file a late renewal application up to one year 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, do not reume practicing until your license is actually renewed to active status. The late period is not a “grace period.”
If you fail to renew by the end of the one-year period, the license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware if the license has been lapsed for more than one year but less than five years, you must apply for reinstatement (Section 11.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations). However, if your license has been lapsed for over five years, you must reapply for licensure.