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What does Active-Renewal Pending mean?

If a licensee submitted a renewal application on or before the license expiration date, the license status should change to "Active-Renewal Pending" while the staff awaits the submission of the required renewal documentation. "Active-Renewal Pending" does not mean that the license has lapsed, is inactive or invalid. O.C.G.A. §50-13-18(b) states the following:

(b) When a licensee has made timely and sufficient application for the renewal of a license or for a new license with reference to any activity of a continuing nature, the existing license does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency and, in case the application is denied or the terms of the new license limited, until the last day for seeking review of the agency order or at a later date fixed by order of the reviewing court.

Please note that all renewal documentation (for licensees who submitted a renewal application prior to the expiration date) must be submitted/postmarked by end of the late renewal period. Any documents received/postmarked after that date will not be reviewed, the license will be lapsed and the licensee will be required to complete the reinstatement process.

Reminder: Please be aware that blue pocket cards will no longer be mailed to licensees.  Please print a copy of your new or renewed license at this link you for your patience and cooperation as we strive to process your requests in a timely and professional manner.


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