Question: Why did I receive a renewal notice when I was
just recently licensed?
Answer: All licenses for a
particular profession expire on the same date. The first license issued may be
valid for more or less than the normal renewal period, usually 24 months.
Thereafter, your renewed license will be valid for the entire renewal cycle.
Question: To whom do I report a lost license?
Answer: Lost licenses may be reported by writing to the
Board. Be sure to include your full name, address and license number when
reporting a lost license.
Question: How do I renew my license?
Answer: Renewal notices are mailed 60 to 90 days in
advance of the expiration date, to the last address of record provided by the
licensee. Follow the instructions on the renewal notice. If your license is
expired contact the board office to obtain the renewal information.
Question: What should I do if I did not receive a renewal
Answer: When a board has entered the renewal
period you can print a renewal application from the board's Web page.
Question: How many continuing education hours do I need to
renew my license?
Answer: Go to the appropriate board Web
page, click on 'licensure information', click on 'renewal information' to
access the information regarding number of credits required for renewal.
Question: How can I obtain a list of continuing education
Answer: Some boards have this information
posted on their Web page. Refer to the appropriate board Web page for further
Question: How do I report a change of address?
Answer: Access the board Web page and click on the
‘address change’ option. NOTE: Certain restrictions
regarding the mailing address used for your license apply to licenses issued by
some Boards. To avoid delay in processing please be sure to use a business
address if it is required for the type of license you hold.
Question: How can I obtain another copy of my license?
Answer: You may obtain a duplicate copy of your license by
submitting a $5.00 check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Pa. to
the appropriate licensing board. Be sure to include your full name, license
number and current address.