Real Estate licenses and permits expire April 30 of even years (2018, 2020). This includes Broker, Associate Broker and Salesperson licenses, whether in active or inactive status, and all office permits.
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.
We will mail your renewal notice to the personal address on your record regardless whether your license is in active or inactive status. 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.
If your license is in active status, you must attest to completing the required continuing education (CE). The amount of CE and course content required depend on when your license was issued. See Continuing Education Requirements and Section 13.0 in the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.
If your license is in inactive status, you must renew the license in order to maintain it in inactive status, but no CE is required. You are not allowed to practice in Delaware while your license is inactive. To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license to active status. To reactivate, complete and submit a Request to Reactivate Real Estate License.
The Broker of Record is responsible for completing the renewal application for Main and Branch Office permits. Offices are not permitted to change their mailing addresses online. Notify the Commission office of any mailing address change well in advance of the renewal to ensure that the renewal notice will reach the office. If the address change is due to a relocation, an Application for Real Estate Office is required.
If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, the license or permit will expire. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your Broker, Associate Broker or Salesperson license is expired. It is also illegal to operate a Main or Branch Office while its permit is expired.
You may file a late renewal application up to 60 days after the expiration date. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, it is illegal to practice until the license is actually renewed. Also, it is illegal to operate an office until the permit is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”
If you fail to renew by the end of the 60-day period, the license/permit will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after termination, you must apply for reinstatement of licensure. To resume operating an office after termination, you must reapply for a permit.