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49 Pa. Code § 45.13. Renewal of license; inactive status of license; required continuing education.

§ 45.13. Renewal of license; inactive status of license; required continuing education.

 (a)  Unless renewed for the upcoming biennium, licenses issued under this subchapter expire at the end of the current biennium.

 (b)  Licenses, provisional licenses, certifications and documentation from the Board will be sent to the address provided to the Board by the licensee. Whenever the licensee changes an address of record, the licensee shall notify the Board in writing within 10 days after making the address change.

 (c)  The licensee shall renew his license in the manner prescribed by the Board and pay the required fee, as provided by §  45.1 (relating to fees). Unless a licensee requests that a license be placed on inactive status, at the end of a biennial period it will be marked expired until it is renewed or reactivated.

 (d)  When a license is renewed after the expiration date, a late fee, as provided for by section 225 of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs Fee Act (63 P.S. §  1401-225), will be charged for each month or part of a month that the licensee has engaged in practice beyond the expiration date. A licensee who practices under an expired license may be subject to criminal prosecution under section 18 of the act (63 P.S. §  1718).

 (e)  A license that is not renewed at the end of a biennium will be marked expired unless a licensee who does not intend to practice in this Commonwealth requested that the license be placed on inactive status.

 (f)  A licensee who fails to renew a license or who requests to be placed on inactive status will not be sent Board notifications until the license is renewed or reactivated.

 (g)  An application for renewal of a license will not be granted unless the licensee has certified that the licensee has completed the required continuing education hours under §  45.501 (relating to credit hour requirements), including at least 2 hours of approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  45.408(b) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement). If requested by the Board, an application for renewal shall also include the documentation required under §  45.504 (relating to reporting completion of continuing education).

 (h)  An application for reactivation of an inactive or lapsed license shall also include the documentation required under §  45.504 for the preceding biennial period.


   The provisions of this §  45.13 amended under sections 5(2) and (7), 7(d)(1), 8(a) and 8.1 of the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Licensure Act (63 P.S. § §  1705(2) and (7), 1707(d)(1), 1708(a) and 1708.1); section 810(a)(3) and (7) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  279.1(a)(3) and (7)); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  45.13 amended April 7, 2006, effective April 8, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 1648; amended July 14, 2017, effective July 15, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 3814; amended January 26, 2024, effective January 27, 2024, 54 Pa.B. 375. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (387733) to (387734).

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