Division of
Professional Regulation

Registration Renewal

Information About Renewal Applications for All Registrations

Controlled Substance registrations expire on June 30 of odd years (e.g., 2017).

Several weeks before your registration expiration date, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the 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.  

  • If the registration is for a practitioner (such as a Physician or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse), you may check and update your contact information online. Click Change Contact Information.
  • If the registration is for a facility (such as a Pharmacy or Hospital/Clinic), contact the Division of Professional Regulation to update the facility’s contact information. You cannot update a facility’s address online.

Renewing Practitioner Registrations

Starting with the 2017 renewal and every renewal after that, practitioners will be required to attest to completing the two hours of continuing education (CE) in the areas of controlled substance prescribing practices, treatment of chronic pain, or other topics related to prescribing controlled substances. See Section 3.1.3 of the Rules and Regulations.  If you complete at least two hours of CE in these specific areas in connection with renewing your practitioner license, you may use the same CE to satisfy the two-hour requirement for renewing your controlled substance registration.

Renewing a Lapsed Registration

If you do not renew your registration before the expiration date, the registration will lapse.

  • It is illegal for a practitioner to prescribe, store or dispense controlled substances in Delaware while the registration is lapsed.
  • It is illegal for a facility to store or dispense controlled substances in Delaware while the registration is lapsed.

You may file a late renewal application for a period of one year after the expiration date.  In addition to the renewal fee, you must pay a late fee.  Although you have a year to file a late renewal application, the late period is not a “grace period.”  Do not resume prescribing, storing or dispensing in Delaware until the registration is actually renewed.

If you fail to renew within one year, the registration will terminate.  To resume prescribing, storing or dispensing in Delaware, you must reapply for registration.

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