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Veterinary licenses expire on July 31 of even years (e.g., 2016, 2018).
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).
For information about CE requirements and audits, click on the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage or see section 10.0 for Veterinarians or section 15.0 for Veterinary Technicians of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. After the renewal, a percentage of licensees will be randomly selected for audit of their CE.
If you do not complete your renewal before the expiration date, your license will expire. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license is lapsed.
You may file a late renewal application for up to one year 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. The late period is not a “grace period.”
If you fail to renew within one year, your license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after termination, you must submit a request for reinstatement in DELPROS, pay a fee and submit continuing education for a full two-year period.
If you hold an active license but are not practicing in Delaware, you may request to place your license 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. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status.
To maintain your inactive license, you must renew it in DELPROS. Renewal will keep your license in inactive status for two more years.
To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license through a Service Request in DELPROS. For more information on reactivating an inactive license, see Section 9.6 of the Rules and Regulations.