Inactive & Retired Status
Putting a license in the inactive status means that a licensee has chosen not to practice, but wishes to maintain licensure so that she/he may return to practice in the future.
- The Inactive status can be selected only at time of renewal, and requires the use of the paper renewal form.
- A licensee may remain in inactive status for no more than six years.
- An inactive licensee may return to active status at any time. If a licensee returns to active status at a time other than the regular renewal date, the licensee must pay a reactivation fee equal to the renewal fee.
- For more information about "going inactive," see §341.8 of the rules.
- Retired status may only be selected at the time of renewal, and requires the use of the paper Retired Status form.
- A licensee may remain in retired status indefinitely, but after one year in retired status, must take the national examination to return to active status.
- For more information about the retired status, see §341.9 of the rules.