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Appraiser licenses and certificates, Certified Assessor licenses and Appraisal Management Company registrations expire on October 31 of odd years (e.g., 2015, 2017).
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 licensure system. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit/debit 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 the Manage Profile link in DELPROS.
An active license/certificate 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 (CE).
Appraisers – Sections 2.3 – 2.5
Certified Assessors – Sections 10.7 – 10.8
After the renewal, a percentage of licensees and certificate holders are randomly selected for audit of their CE.
It is important to keep the email address for the controlling person up-to-date so that the email renewal notices we send will reach the business.
If a new controlling person is named, the new controlling person must submit a Certificate of Individual form and a State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Council office.
The controlling person’s contact information may also be changed in DELPROS, our online licensure system.
See 24 Del. C. §4029 for more information on renewal.
If you do not complete renewal before the expiration date, your license/certificate/registration will expire. It is illegal to practice as an appraiser or assessor while your license/certificate is expired. It is also illegal to operate an Appraisal Management Company in Delaware while its registration is expired.
You may file a late renewal application up to 60 days after its 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 perform appraisals until the active license/certificate is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”
If you fail to renew by the end of the 60-day period, your license/certificate/registration will terminate. To resume practicing or operating an Appraisal Management Company in Delaware after termination, you must reapply in DELPROS as a new applicant. See the Council’s Rules and Regulations for additional information.
If you hold an active license or certificate but you are not practicing in Delaware, you may request to place your license in inactive status through a Service Request in DELPROS. 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.
To maintain your inactive status indefinitely, you must renew it in DELPROS. This includes completing the required CE during each two-year renewal period. Renewal will keep your license in inactive status for two more years. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status.
To resume performing appraisals in Delaware, you must reactivate your inactive license/certificate through a Service Request in DELPROS. For more information about reactivating, see Section 22.214.171.124 of the Rules and Regulations.
Inactive status is not available to Certified Assessors or Appraisal Management Companies.