Information About Renewal Applications for All Licenses
Clinical Social Work Examiners licenses in Active status expire on January 31 of odd years (e.g., 2015, 2017). Licenses in Inactive status expire on January 31 of each year.
Renewing Active Licenses
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 an active license, you must attest that you have completed the required continuing education (CE). For information on the CE requirements, see Section 7.0 of the Board's Rules and Regulations.
Renewing Inactive Licenses
If you are not practicing in Delaware, you may request to change your license from active to inactive status by submitting a Request Inactive Status form. To renew an inactive license each year, submit a Request Inactive Status form before your inactive license expires. In additon to requesting renewal, you must meet the CE requirements in Section 7.0 of the Board's Rules and Regulations and pay the required renewal fee. The Board will review your renewal request.
If you wish to resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license to active status. To request reactivation, notify the Board office in writing of your intention to resume practicing in Delaware.
See Section 8.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations for more information on inactive status.
Renewing an Expired License
If you do not complete renewal of your active license before the expiration date, your license will expire. It is illegal to practice while your license is expired.
- You may file a late renewal application for 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, it is illegal to practice until the active 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 practicing in Delaware, you must reapply for licensure.
If you do not complete renewal of your inactive license by the expiration date, your license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reapply for licensure.