Information About Renewal Applications for All Licenses
Veterinary licenses expire on July 31 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
You must attest to completing the required continuing education (CE). Section 9.0 of the Board's Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements for Veterinarians. For Veterinary Technician CE, see Section 14.0.
Renewing an Inactive License/Reactivating
If you are not practicing in Delaware, you may submit a written request to place your license on inactive status. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license is on inactive status.
To maintain your license in inactive status, you must renew it. CE is not required.
Renewing a Lapsed License
If you do not complete renewal by 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 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 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 after termination, you must file an Application for Reinstatement.