Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Professional Land Surveyors

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License Renewal


Information About Renewal Applications

Professional Land Surveyor licenses and Certificates of Authorization expire on June 30 of odd years (e.g., 2013, 2015).

Several weeks before the expiration date, a renewal notice will be mailed to the address on the record. This notice will explain how to access the online renewal application. To complete the online renewal application, you must use a credit card to pay your renewal fee. 

How to Renew Land Surveyor Licenses

Please keep your contact information in our records up-to-date so that notices we send will reach you.  To check and update your contact information online, click Change Contact Information.

To renew an active license, you will be asked for information about personal development hours (PDH’s), see Section 10.0 of the Board's Rules and Regulations. Effective with the 2009 renewal, carryover of PDH’s from the previous renewal period is no longer allowed (Section 10.1). After the renewal, a percentage of licensees will be randomly selected for audit of their PDH’s.

How to Renew Certificates of Authorization

As land surveying businesses are not permitted to change their mailing address online, you should notify the Board office well in advance of the renewal to assure that the renewal notice will reach the business. Persons completing renewal applications on behalf of businesses will be asked about any change in

  • mailing or location address
  • change in ownership of the corporation or partnership
  • Land Surveyors in responsible charge of and/or for direct supervision of land surveying services provided in Delaware

How to Renew a Lapsed License

If you do not renew your license or certificate of authorization before the expiration date, it will lapse. It is illegal to practice surveying while your Land Surveyor license is lapsed. It is illegal to operate in Delaware while your Certificate of Authorization is lapsed.

You may renew the license or certificate for a period of six months after the expiration date by submitting an online renewal application and paying a late fee equal to twice the renewal fee.

If the license or certificate has been lapsed for more six months, you must reapply.



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Last Updated: Monday, 15-Sep-2014 15:27:04 EDT
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