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Geologist licenses expire on September 30 of even years (e.g., 2020, 2022).
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/debit 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.
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 education units (CE’s) and have a geology seal.
For complete details on the CE and audit information, see the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage or see Section 6.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. Section 6.8 lists the categories of CE and the maximum credits allowed in each. After the renewal, a percentage of licensees are randomly selected for audit of their CE.
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 (December 31 of same even year). You must pay a status change fee to go inactive. Your license may remain in inactive status for up to five years. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status.
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 . §3611 or Section 5.5 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
If you fail to reactivate during the five-year period, your license will terminate. To resume practicing after your license has terminated, you must reapply in DELPROS as a new applicant.
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.
You may file a late renewal application up to three months after the expiration date in DELPROS. You must also certify 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.”
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 in DELPROS as a new applicant.