Geologist licenses expire on September 30 of even years (e.g., 2018, 2020).
Several weeks before the permit 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. To check and update your contact information online, click Change Contact Information.
You must attest to completing the required continuing education (CE) and having a geology seal. Section 6.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements. Section 6.8 lists the categories of CE and the maximum credits allowed in each. For lists of approved courses and providers, see Approved Continuing Education.
If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, your license will expire. It is illegal to practice geology in Delaware while your license is expired.
To resume practicing in Delaware, you may file a late renewal application for up to three months after the expiration date. You must submit a notarized statement that you did not practice geology in Delaware while your license was expired. You must also 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.”
Your CE and seal will be audited following the renewal.
If you fail to renew by the end of the three-month period, your license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after termination, you must reapply for licensure by examination or reciprocity.
If you are not practicing as a Geologist in Delaware, you may request inactive status. To place your license in inactive status, submit a written request and the required status change fee to the Board. Your license may remain in inactive status for up to five years. You are not permitted to practice in Delaware while your license is inactive.
Your license may remain in inactive status for up to five years. To resume practicing in Delaware during the five-year period, you must reactivate your license to active status. See 24 Del. C . §3611.
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 for a new license.