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When to Request Reinstatement of Your License

If your former Delaware license is in an Expired status, and it is past the 60-day late renewal period, you can no longer renew the license.  To resume practicing in Delaware, you must apply for reinstatement of licensure in the DELPROS online portal.

To check the status and expiration date of your license online click Search & Verify License.

Types of Expired Licenses

If an expired license you previously held begins with:

  • RB (Broker), RA (Associate Broker) or RS (Salesperson), these are the current license types, if reinstated and approved, will remain the same type and number.
  •  R1, R2, R3, or R4, these license types were replaced as a result of legislation effective 2/3/2012.
IF your former license begins with… THEN your reinstated license will be a…
R1 or R2 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.
R3 or R4 Salesperson

Contact the Board office at (302) 744-4500 or email customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov for assistance in reinstating these types of expired licenses.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).

Applying for Reinstatement of Your License

To begin the reinstatement application process, you must have a DELPROS user account. Go to the DELPROS online portal, then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests. If you are already an existing user, log in with your email address and password under the existing user section. If you are new to DELPROS, create your user account using one of the following options:

  • Select the “I Don’t Have a License” option if you do not currently hold or previously applied for a Delaware license and do not have a login through the portal; or
  • Select the “I Have a License” option if you currently hold or previously applied for a Delaware license.

Once you have created your user account, find the license that you wish to reinstate on your e-License Dashboard. From that license tile, click on Options, then Reinstate. Follow the reinstatement application instructions to complete the online application.

Reinstatement Requirements 

In addition to submitting the reinstatement application and the fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A Statement of the Broker signed by the Broker of Records if you are reinstating a Salesperson or Associate Broker license .
  • Copies of completion certificates for the required amount of continuing education (CE) due. Your CE certificates must match the CE that you entered into the DELPROS CE Tracker. See Section 13.0 of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations for information on acceptable CE and mandatory requirements.
  • State/Jurisdiction Certificate of Licensure History sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license if you are working for an office outside of Delaware. The certificate(s) must be dated within 30 days of the application.
  • If applying as a Broker and the office for which you will be responsible for is a(n):
    • New Delaware office, you must submit the Broker application and the Real Estate Office application in DELPROS.
    • Established Delaware office, you must 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.
    • Office in another jurisdiction, no additional documentation is required. However, the certificate of licensure history must show the name of the office connected to your current license in the another jurisdiction.

Examinations for Reinstatement

Whether or not you have to re-take and pass any portion(s) of the real estate examinations depends on how long your license was expired. See the 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 of the examination
  • request your score report from Pearson VUE to be sent electronically to the Commission office
when it receives the official score showing that you passed the required examination(s).
two or more years after the license expiration date
  • must re-take and pass both the National and Delaware Law portions of the examination
  • request your score report from Pearson VUE to be sent directly to the Commission office

When you have submitted all of the documentation required above in DELPROS, the Commission will review your application and documentation to determine whether you meet the reinstatement requirements. If approved, the Commission office will notify you of its decision via email.


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