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License Renewal



 

Information About Renewal Applications for All Licenses

Professional Counselor, Chemical Dependency Professional and Marriage and Family Therapist licenses expire on September 30 of even years (e.g., 2018, 2020). Associate Counselor and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist licenses expire two years from the date they are issued.

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: Professional Counselors of Mental Health

You must attest that you have completed the required continuing education (CE). Section 2.3.2.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements. You must also attest that you hold a current certification in good standing with NBCC, ACMHC or other certifying organization acceptable to the Board.

 

Renewing an Active License: Chemical Dependency Professionals

You must attest that you have completed the required continuing education (CE). Section 4.3.2.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements. You must also attest that you hold a current certification in good standing with DCB Inc., NAADAC, or other certifying organization acceptable to the Board.

 

Renewing an Active License: Marriage and Family Therapists

You must attest that you have completed the required continuing education (CE). Section 5.3.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements.

 

Renewing an Active License: Associates

You may renew an Associate license two times. That means that you may hold the license for up to six years.

 

Renewing a Lapsed License

If you fail to renew by the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal for you to hold yourself out to the public as having an active license 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. Your CE will be audited. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to hold yourself out to the public as having an active license until the license is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew by the end of the one-year period, your license will terminate. To resume holding yourself practicing in Delaware, you must reapply for licensure.

 

Requesting Inactive Status/Reactivating

If you are not practicing in Delaware, you may submit a written request to place your license on inactive status for up to five years. It is illegal to hold yourself out to the public as having an active Delaware license while your license is inactive.

To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license. See the following sections of the Board’s Rules and Regulations:

  • Professional Counselors—Section 2.4.2
  • Chemical Dependency Professionals—Section 4.4.3
  • Marriage and Family Therapists—Section 5.4.3

If you fail to reactivate by the expiration date of your inactive license, your license will terminate.


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