Professional Counselor, Chemical Dependency Professional and Marriage and Family Therapist licenses expire on September 30 of even years (e.g., 2018, 2020). Associate Counselor and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist licenses expire two years from the date they are issued.
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 that you have completed the required continuing education (CE). Section 12.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements.
You may renew an Associate license two times. That means that you may hold the license for up to six years.
If you fail to renew by the expiration date, your license will lapse. It is illegal for you to hold yourself out to the public as having an active license in Delaware while your license is lapsed.
You may file a late renewal application up to one year after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Your CE will be audited. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to hold yourself out to the public as having an active license until the license is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”
If you fail to renew by the end of the one-year period, your license will terminate. To resume holding yourself practicing in Delaware, you must reapply for licensure.
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 five years. You are not permitted to practice in Delaware while your license is inactive.
To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license. See Sections 12.5.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
If you fail to reactivate by the expiration date of your inactive license, your license will terminate.