License expiration dates are staggered over a two-year period, with a different group of the alphabet expiring every other month. Education and renewal of license are due by the last day of the month immediately preceding the license expiration date.
Online renewal is available 24/7 at least 45 days prior to the renewal due date. Late renewal is available online until the expiration date. A paper Renewal
Application with Late Addendum (REL-200) must be filed with the
Commission in order to renew within the 6-month grace period after the
For detailed information about the online renewal process, click on
"Helpful Hints" after linking to the renewal site.
NOTICE: Continuing education hours are NOT automatically transferred from the course provider to the Commission's website.
Applications for renewal are considered “received” according to the following:
It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure a renewal application is received on or before the renewal date.
Renewal of a license on active status requires 12 hours of continuing education (see Continuing Education and the "Check CEU hrs" tab for further information).
There is one exception: A new salesperson whose original license was issued on or after July 1, 2007 and whose license expires less than six months from the issue date is not required to complete the 12 hours for the first renewal of their license. Licensees in this category will have the prefix "SA" at the beginning of their license number. Salespersons not in this category will have the prefix "SP" at the beginning of their license number.
Effecitve 12/1/2015, the two-year renewal fee is $125.00 for a salesperson and $175.00 for a broker. A duplicate license fee of $10.00 is required for each additional company affiliation.
If a supervising or branch broker does not meet the requirements for active renewal by their license expiration date, the company must close. Unless the deficiency is corrected or another broker assumes the role of supervising broker or branch broker, all affiliated licensees must be transferred to another company or placed on inactive status.
It is a good practice for supervising or branch brokers to review the licenses on display each month to be sure none are expired, and to remind those with upcoming renewal dates to be sure they have completed the education requirement for renewal.If an application for active renewal is received by the Commission and the continuing education requirement has not been met, the Commission will deposit the renewal fee into a suspense fund and notify the licensee of the deficiency.
If the continuing education requirement cannot be met by the renewal due date, the licensee may choose to either renew late once the hours have been completed, or renew on inactive status by the renewal due date. An inactive licensee must make up the 12 hours for renewal before the license can be reinstated to active status.
Licensees who either fail to timely renew or who do not meet all of the requirements for active renewal will be notified that the license has expired and informed of the steps necessary for late renewal. Licensees must cease performing activities that require a license once the current license expires. A Renewal Application with Late Addendum (REL-200) must be filed within six months of the license expiration date.
A final notice is sent to the licensee approximately 45 days prior to the end of the 6-month limit for late renewal of their license.
An inactive license must be renewed so that the license will be available to be reinstated to active status at a future date. The license may be renewed online by clicking the "Renew A License" tab at the top of the page or by submitting the Renewal Application with Late Addendum (REL-200).
Effective 12/1/2015, the fee to renew on inactive status is the same rate to renew an
The license is renewed for a two-year period.
The 12-hour continuing education requirement does not have to be met by the renewal due date for an inactive license. The 12 hours must be completed, however, at the time the license is reinstated to active status.
To place an active license on inactive status, the license must be returned to the Commission with the completed Licensee Deactivation Form (REL-310).
If a supervising or branch broker is requesting inactive status, another broker must be transferred to the supervising or branch broker role to keep the company open and the affiliated licensees in place within the company (see Change Supervising Broker Form).
If the license has been inactive for two or more years, continuing education totaling 6 hours for each full year the license has been on inactive status must be completed prior to reactivation in addition to the regular 12 hours required for each renewal period.
If the license has been inactive for five or more years, the licensure examination must be passed in addition to the continuing education requirements listed above, prior to reactivation.
After the appropriate hours (and exam, if required) have been completed, a license may be reinstated to active status by submitting a completed Licensee Reactivation Form (REL-320).