The term of a license or certificate is two years. Licenses and certificates expire at midnight on the last day of your birth month in odd or even years depending on your birth year.
To renew a license online, log in to your breeze account located at www.breeze.ca.gov.
To renew a license by mail, you must submit the renewal fee and a complete renewal form. The renewal form includes two certifications that must be completed in order for the renewal to be processed.
Processing time for license renewals is 4-6 weeks. Renewal notices are mailed to the address of record approximately 75 days prior to the expiration date. Please do not wait to mail your renewal payment.
Note: The law requires that you notify the Board of a name change or address change within thirty days.
You may not practice after your license expires. There is no grace period. Practicing after the expiration of your license may results in enforcement action. There is also no grace period for the delinquent fee. If your renewal notice is not postmarked by the expiration date, you will be required to pay the delinquent fee.
Although the Board mails renewal notices to all licensees, it is the licensee's responsibility to ensure that their license is renewed prior to the expiration date.
If you are not currently practicing or are moving out of state, you may place your license in inactive status.
If you are planning to retire or not work for an extended period of time, you may place your license in retired status.