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.
How do I renew my license?
Renewal notices are emailed 60 days in
advance of the expiration date, to the last email address provided by the
licensee. You can log into your account at www.pals.pa.gov
and complete your renewal. If your license is
expired contact the board office to obtain the renewal information.
What should I do if I did not receive a renewal
When a board has entered the renewal
period you can log into your account at www.pals.pa.gov
and complete your renewal.
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
How do I report a change of address?
Log into www.pals.pa.gov
and make the address change to your personal record and any license records that need updated.
How can I obtain another copy of my license?
You may obtain a duplicate copy of your license by logging into your PALS account at www.pals.pa.gov
and requesting a duplicate license and paying the fee associated with the duplicate license.
How can I have a license verification sent to
another state? Answer:
You can log into your account at www.pals.pa.gov
make the request and pay any fees associated with the request.