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Speech/Language Pathology, Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser licenses expire on July 31 of odd years (e.g., 2017, 2019).
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/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 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(CE). Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispenser licensees will also be asked about equipment calibration. Section 7.0 of the Rules and Regulations explains the calibration requirement.
For information about CE requirements and audits, click on the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage or see Section 8.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations . After the renewal, a percentage of licensees will be randomly selected for audit.
If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, your license will expire. It is illegal to practice while your license is expired.
You may file a late renewal application up to one year 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, do not resume practicing until your license is actually renewed to active status. The late period is not a “grace period”.
If you fail to renew the license within one year, the license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after the license terminates, you must reapply for licensure in DELPROS as a new applicant.
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. You must request inactive status before your late renewal period ends (July 31 of even years). Your license may remain in inactive status for up to five years. You are not permitted 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 proof of completing the required CE within the preceding 24 months (Section 8.2.3).
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