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Real Estate licenses and permits expire April 30 of even years (2020, 2022, etc.). This includes Broker, Associate Broker and Salesperson licenses, whether in active or inactive status, and all office permits.
A few months before the expiration date of your license, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access your online renewal application in DELPROS, our online professional licensure system. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.
All notices about professional licenses, such as renewal and audit notices, will be sent by email only. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date so that all the notices we send reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click on Manage Profile link in DELPROS.
An active license must be renewed in DELPROS every two years before the expiration date. During renewal, you are asked to attest that you have completed the required continuing education units (CE). The amount of CE and course content required depend on when your license was issued.
For more information on CE and audit requirements, click on the Continuing Education and Audit Information and Section 13.0 in the Commission’s Rules and Regulations. After the renewal, a percentage of licensees are randomly selected for audit of their CE.
The Broker of Record is responsible for completing the renewal applications for Main and Branch Office permits. Notify the Commission office of any mailing address change well in advance of the renewal. If the address change is due to a relocation, you must submit a new application in DELPROS.
If you hold an active license but are not practicing in Delaware, you may request to place your license in inactive status by submitting a Service Request in DELPROS and paying the status change fee. You must request inactive status before the expiration date of your license. If your expiration date has passed, you must first renew your license, then request inactive status. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status.
To maintain your inactive license, you must renew it in DELPROS before the expiration date. Renewal will keep your license in inactive status for two more years. No CE is required at the time of renewal. You are not allowed to practice in Delaware while your license is inactive.
To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license by submitting a Service Request in DELPROS along with a fee and proof of continuing education.
If you fail to reactivate during the period, your license will expire. If you wish to resume practicing after your license has expired, you must reapply in DELPROS as a new applicant.
For more information on requesting inactive status or reactivating an inactive license, see 24 Del. C. § 2921.
If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, your license 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 30 days after the expiration date in DELPROS. 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. The late period is not a “grace period.”
If you fail to renew by the end of the 30-day late renewal period, the license/permit will no longer be renewable. To resume practicing in Delaware, you must apply for reinstatement of licensure in DELPROS. To resume operating an office after the late renewal period, you must reapply for a permit.