Division of
Professional Regulation

License Renewal

Information About Renewal Applications

Optometry licenses expire on June 30 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 – Change Contact Information.

Renewing an Active License

You will be asked for information about your continuing education (CE). For information on CE requirements, see Section 4.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. If you are licensed as a Therapeutic Optometrist, you will also be asked about current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification for adults and children.

Following the renewal, a percentage of licensees will be randomly selected for audit of their CE and CPR certification.

Renewing a Lapsed License

If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal to practice optometry in Delaware while your license is lapsed.

To resume practicing optometry in Delaware, you may submit a late renewal application for up to one year after the expiration date. In addition to the renewal fee, you must pay a late fee.

If you fail to renew the license by the end of the one-year period, the license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after the license terminates, you must reapply and meet the requirements for licensure as a Therapeutic Optometrist.

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