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A few months before the expiration date of your license, 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, are 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.
Dental Resident Limited licenses expire annually on June 30 each year.
An active license may be renewed each year in DELPROS before the expiration date if your residency will be continuing past the expiration date. During renewal, you are asked to attest that you understand that your renewal will remain on hold until your residency status has been verified and to upload a Verification of Residency Status letter from your residency program director.
Dental Resident Limited licenses are not eligible for inactive status and do not have CPE requirements.
Dental (Dentist, Academic, Hygienist) licenses expire on May 31 of even years (e.g., 2020, 2022).
Dentist-Community Health licenses expire two years from the date they are issued.
An active license 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 units (CPE). You are also required to maintain current CPR certification.
For detailed information on the CE and Audit requirements for Dentists, Dentist Academics, Dentist-Community Health and Dental Hygienists, see the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage or see Section 6.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
After the renewal, a percentage of licensees are randomly selected for audit of CPE and CPR. Retain copies of your CPE completion certificates in the event you are selected for audit, but do not send any documentation to the Board office unless you receive an audit letter.
Dental Interstate Health Registrations expire on May 31 of even years (e.g., 2020, 2022).
An active license must be renewed in DELPROS every two years before the expiration date. During each renewal, you must attest that:
Anesthesia permits expire on May 31 of even years (e.g., 2020, 2022).
You must have an active Dentist or Dentist Academic license to renew your Anesthesia Permit. You may submit your renewal application for your anesthesia permit(s) before or after submitting the renewal application for your Dentist or Dentist Academic license, but the anesthesia permit(s) will not be renewed until the Dentist or Dentist Academic license is renewed. Section 7.6 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the renewal requirement.
If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, your license will expire. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license 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.
If you hold an active license (Dentist, Hygienist, Academic only) 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 (May 31 of odd years). You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status. You can keep your license on inactive status for up to four years.
To maintain your inactive license, you must renew it in DELPROS before the expiration date and pay the inactive renewal fee. Renewal will keep your license in inactive status for two more years.
To reactivate your license and resume practicing in Delaware, you must submit a Service Request in DELPROS. For more information on requesting inactive status or reactivating an inactive license, see Section 8.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
If you fail to reactivate during the 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.