Division of
Professional Regulation

License Renewal

Information About Renewal Applications

Home Inspector and Home Inspector Trainee licenses expire on August 31 of odd years (e.g., 2017, 2019).

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.


Renewing an Active License

To renew an active license, you submit a renewal application, pay the renewal fee and attest to completing the required continuing education (CE). For information about CE requirements, see Section 16.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.

After the renewal, a percentage of licensees will be selected for audit of their CE.


Renewing a Lapsed License

If you do not renew your license or request Inactive status before the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal to perform home inspections while your license is lapsed.

To resume practicing in Delaware, you may submit a late renewal application up to six months after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you have six months to submit the late renewal application, this period is not a “grace period.” Do not resume practicing in Delaware until the license is actually renewed.

If you fail to renew the license by the end of the six-month period, it will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after termination, you must reapply for licensure. If approved, you will receive a new license number. See Section 12.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.


Requesting Inactive Status/Reactivating

If you are not practicing 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 three years. You are not permitted to perform inspections in Delaware while your license is inactive.

To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate the license before it expires.

If you fail to reactivate your license before it expires, your license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after the license has terminated, you must reapply for a new license. In addition to the other requirements, you must complete 40 hours of CE within the previous two years.

For more information about inactive licenses, see Section 13.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.

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