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Professional Regulation

License Renewal

Information About Renewals

Optometry licenses expire on June 30 of odd-numbered years (e.g., 2023, 2025).

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.

Renewing an Active Licenses and Registrations

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 (CEs).  If you are licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist, you will also be asked to attest that you hold a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification for adults and children.

For more information on CE and audit requirements, click on the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage or see Section 4.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.  After the renewal, a percentage of licensees are randomly selected for audit of their CE and CPR.

Renewing Optometry Interstate Telehealth Registration

This Telehealth Registration expires on June 30 of odd-numbered years (2023, 2025). An active license must be renewed in DELPROS every two years before the expiration date.

During each renewal, you must attest that:

  • you hold at least one active license issued by another state’s licensing authority or board, and
  • all licenses that you hold or have ever held are in good standing.

Renewing a Expired License

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.


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