It’s that time—when the State requires you to renew your real estate license. Have you met the requirements to renew?
Renew Soon to Save Yourself Future Stress
Renewal in DelPROS must occur by April 30. Do not wait or delay any longer.
Go to DelPROS
According to the State:
"A few months before the expiration date of your license, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on 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.”
Not sure of what you have to do to renew? Learn more here.
The Delaware Real Estate Commission has implemented changes pertaining to new Salesperson licensees, effective May 1, 2022. Read more on the website above to understand the requirements.
Further, required hours for your first renewal as a Broker, Associate Broker or Salesperson in Delaware are different. Make sure to read the website to understand more.
For active real estate professionals (Broker, Associate Broker, Salesperson) in subsequent renewal periods (after first renewal), you must complete 21 hours of approved CE during each full licensure renewal periods between May 1 and April 30 even-numbered years (2022-2024, 2024-2026, etc.). The content of your CE must be based on the required Module Course Contents.
If you still do not understand what is required of you, please reach out to your broker and/or the Delaware Real Estate Commission ASAP for clarification on what is required of you. The phone number for the Commission is (302) 744-4500.
Please note that these are not REALTOR® association requirements. The requirements outlined above are to renew your Delaware real estate license, not your association membership.
Each of Delaware’s local REALTOR® associations offer CE courses. Go to delawarerealtor.com/education and scroll down to Classes to see each association’s offerings.
Unable to Complete the CE Requirements Before Renewal?
Save yourself costly fines and reprimands on you and your broker’s official records. If you are unable to complete your required continuing education requirements by the April 30 deadline, the state’s real estate Rules and Regulations permit a waiver or postponement if you request it from the Real Estate Commission. See below. You MUST do this 60 days prior to the April 30 deadline (which is March 1).
14.8 - The Commission may waive or postpone all or part of the continuing education requirements of these Rules and Regulations if a Licensee submits a written request for a waiver and provides evidence to the satisfaction of the Commission of an illness, injury, financial hardship, family hardship, or other similar extenuating circumstance which precluded the Licensee's completion of the requirements. Application for waiver or postponement shall be made in writing to the Commission and shall be received by the Commission no later than 60 days prior to the biennial license renewal date.
In case you are not aware, the Rules and Regulations allow for special exceptions for Advanced Courses. Please see the relevant code references here:
14.12.1 - Licensees successfully completing a minimum of 6 hours of a National Accreditation Program during a licensure renewal period and receiving a nationally recognized designation or providing proof of successfully completing a section towards a nationally recognized designation may submit six (6) credit hours to satisfy Modules 6 and 7. The instructor shall be considered an approved instructor.
14.12.2 - A Licensee may submit for review and approval a request for up to 3 continuing education credits for advanced courses, such as, but not limited to, college courses and certifications by the National Association of Realtors. Such credits may satisfy Modules 6 or 7.
14.12.3 - After a minimum of 3 renewal cycles, a Licensee may submit for review and approval a request for up to 18 continuing education credits for advanced courses, such as, but not limited to, college courses and certifications by the National Association of Realtors. Such credits may satisfy any continuing education module, other than Module 5.