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Division of
Professional Regulation

License Renewal

Information About Renewals

All Accountancy permits expire on June 30 of odd years (e.g., 2019, 2021).

A few months before the expiration date of your permit, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access your online renewal application in DELPROS, our online portal. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

All notices about professional licenses, such as renewal and audit notices, will be sent by email only. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date so that all the notices we send reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click on Manage Profile link in DELPROS.

Renewing CPA and PA Permits

An active permit must be renewed in DELPROS every two years before the expiration date. During renewal, you are asked to attest that you have completed the required continuing professional education (CPE). You must complete at least 20 hours of CPE each year of the reporting period for a total of 40 for the two-year period. For complete information on CPE requirements, see the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage and the following sections in the Board’s Rules and Regulations:

  • CPAs – Section 7.2.
  • PAs – Section 9.2

After the renewal, a percentage of licensees, with the exception of firms, are randomly selected for audit of their CPE.

Renewing Firm Permits

Firm Permits must be renewed in DELPROS every two years before the expiration date. During the online renewal, persons completing renewal applications on behalf of firms will be asked about any change(s) in:

    • CPA/PA in charge of the firm
    • Mailing or location address
    • Principals working regularly in Delaware

It is illegal to operate a firm in Delaware while its permit is expired.

Renewing Expired Permits

If you do not renew your permit before the expiration date, it will expire. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your CPA or PA permit is expired. You may file a late renewal application up to one year after the expiration date in DELPROS. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, do not resume practicing until your license is actually renewed to active status. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew within one year, the license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware, you must apply in DELPROS as a new applicant. See 24 Del. C. §124.

Inactive & Reactivating Licenses

If you hold an active license but are not practicing in Delaware, you may request to place your license in inactive status by submitting a Service Request in DELPROS. You must request inactive status before your late renewal period ends (June 30 of following even year). There is an Inactive Status Change Request fee. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status. Your license may remain in inactive status for up to five years.

To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license by submitting a Service Request in DELPROS. For more information on reactivating an inactive license, see 24 Del. C. §108.

If you fail to reactivate during the five-year period, your license will terminate. If you wish to resume practicing after your license has terminated, you must reapply in DELPROS as a new applicant.


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