In response to COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom issued four executive orders that extended some deadlines for certain DRE licensees and pending applicants. The most recent order, N-83-20, extended some fee payment and license requirements until June 30, 2021. That deadline is quickly approaching. Below is a summary of the affected groups:
1. Those whose DRE four-year license expired on or after April 16, 2020
You now have until June 30, 2021 to submit your renewal application, renewal fee, and continuing education (CE) requirements.
2. Those whose DRE license rights expired on or after April 16, 2020
Licensees have two years after expiration to renew their license. In cases where that two-year period ended on April 16, 2020 or after, you now have until June 30, 2021 to submit your renewal application, late fee, and CE requirements.
3. Those who are in the two-year window to pass the license exam
For examinees whose two-year window to pass the exam ended on April 16, 2020 or after, you now have until June 30, 2021 to take and pass your license exam.
4. Those who have passed their exam, but not applied for their license
For those who passed the exam and whose one-year deadline to apply for a license expired on April 16, 2020 or after, you now have until June 30, 2021 to apply for licensure. Any affected licensee or examinee can make fee payments on time, but will not be penalized if they miss their original deadline, so long as the payment is made by June 30, 2021.
Remember, you may use eLicensing or mail your renewal application 90 days prior to your license expiration date. Your renewal is considered on-time if your eLicensing transaction is completed or your application is postmarked before midnight on June 30, 2021. If you mail your renewal on time, Business and Professions Code Section 10156.2 permits you to continue operating under your existing license after its expiration date, unless notified otherwise by the DRE.