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Professional Regulation

Reinstatement



 

When to File Reinstatement Application

  • If your former Delaware license is in Lapsed-Must Reinstate status, you must apply to reinstate it in order to resume practicing in Delaware. You can check the status of your license online at Search & Verify Professional License.
  • If your license is in inactive status and you wish to return it to active status, do not complete the reinstatement application. Instead, submit the Request for Reactivation.
  • If your license is in Lapsed-Can Renew status, you may renew it online because it is still in the renewal late period. See License Renewal.

 

Type of License

If your former Delaware license number begins with R1, R2, R3, R4, the type of license you formerly held was replaced by new license types as a result of legislation effective 2/3/2012.

  • If the former license number begins with R1 or R2, your reinstated license, if approved, will be either a Broker or Associate Broker.
    • A Broker is primarily responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of a brokerage organization 24 Del. C. § 2907(d). This is commonly referred to as a “Broker of Record.”
    • An Associate Broker does not have primary responsibility for day-to-day management and supervision of a brokerage organization.
  • If the former license number begins with R3 or R4, your reinstated license, if approved, will be a Salesperson.
  • If the former license begins with RB (Broker), RA (Associate Broker) or RS (Salesperson), the reinstated license, if approved, will be the same type and number.

 

Requirements for All Applications

  • Enclose the non-refundable reinstatement fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • If you are reinstating a Salesperson or Associate Broker license, arrange for Broker of Record to sign the Statement of the Broker in the OFFICE INFORMATION section.
  • If you are working for an office outside Delaware, arrange for the Commission office to receive a current Certificate of Licensure History sent directly to the Commission office from the jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where your office is located.
  • Enclose copies of completion certificates for the required amount of continuing education (CE) due. Contact the Commission office for the amount required. See Section 13.0 of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations for information on acceptable CE and mandatory requirements.
  • Arrange for the Commission office to receive a certificate of licensure history to be sent directly to the Commission office from each jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where you have ever held any kind of real estate license. The certificate(s) must be dated within 30 days of the application.
  • If applying for reinstatement as a Broker, use this table to decide what documentation of your office responsibility is required:
IF the office for which you will be responsible is a(n)… THEN
new Delaware office submit an Application for Real Estate Office Permit
See also Real Estate Office.
established Delaware office submit a letter signed by the current Broker naming you as the replacement Broker for the office.  If you are unable to obtain a letter from the current Broker, submit a letter of explanation.
new or established office outside Delaware no additional documentation is required. However, your certificate of licensure history must show the name of the office connected to your current license in another jurisdiction.

 

Examination Requirement for Some Reinstatements

When you have submitted all of the documentation required above, the Commission will review your application and documentation to determine whether you meet the requirements. If approved, the Commission office will notify you.

Whether or not you have to re-take and pass any portion(s) of the examination depends on how long your license was lapsed.  See table below.

IF you file the reinstatement application… THEN you… AND the Commission office will issue your reinstated license…
within six months of the license expiration date do not need to re-take any portion of the examination after the Commission’s approval.
more than six months but less than two years after the license expiration date
  • must re-take and pass the Delaware law portion
  • submit the original score report from Pearson VUE to the Commission office
when it receives the score report showing that you passed.
two or more years after the license expiration date
  • must re-take and pass both the general and Delaware law portions of the examination
  • submit the original score report from Pearson VUE to the Commission office

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