When a completed renewal application is not submitted prior to the license expiration date, the license expires, and the licensee is severed from the Broker.
WHEN THE LICENSE HAS EXPIRED, THE LICENSEE IS NO LONGER LICENSED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS.
- The Licensee must cease all activity for which a license is required.
- The Licensee cannot be hired by a Broker and licensed on "active status" until the Department has completely processed the late-filed application
Late renewals may be renewed using the Online System or may be submitted by scan/mail or in person at the ADRE office. Complete applications for late renewals will be processed in the order received. Deficient applications will be returned to the applicant, unprocessed.
If filing within one year after license expiration (Late Renewal), renew using the Online System if eligible, or complete and submit the following forms, documents and fees:
Should a license expire, there is a one-year "grace period" in which to renew. After the grace period expires, the license is terminated. When the license is terminated (expired for more than one year), an original license must be applied for. (Per A.R.S. § 32-2131) The Department has no authority to extend this timeframe. Licenses not renewed within a year of expiration are terminated in EVERY case.
Should licensee continue working while the license was not current, or was in an “in-active status”, the Department will NOT accept a hire on form until the renewal application has been approved.
There are serious consequences when one continues to transact real estate business after the license expires, which could include a civil (monetary) penalty, additional continuing education requirements and license suspension or revocation, as well as, the requirement that all commissions earned during period of license expiration, be returned.