If a registration is not renewed within two years after the specified registration expiration date, the registration shall be cancelled by operation of law on the two-year anniversary of its expiration without an opportunity for a formal hearing.

A cancelled registration may not be reinstated or renewed.

In order to obtain a new certificate of registration a person whose registration has been cancelled must either:

  • submit an application for registration and satisfy all requirements for registration including successful completion of the registration examination; or
  • submit an application for registration by reciprocal transfer and demonstrate that he/she is currently licensed or registered and has been in practice in the other state for at least 2 years immediately preceding the date of the application.


If you have questions, please contact our Registration Renewal Coordinator (

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