Renewal Fee Waiver

License Fee Waivers

For licenses issued by the Division of Professions and Occupations, if requirements that are set in state law are met, you may be considered for a waiver of your renewal fees and/or a waiver of any continuing education or professional competency requirements. Official military documentation must be provided that satisfies each of the following three requirements:

 

Qualified Service
Active duty personnel assigned to serve in an officially designated war, emergency or contingency may be eligible for exemption of renewal fees and from any continuing education or professional competency requirements. A contingency operation is one designated by the Secretary of Defense involving hostilities against an enemy of the United States or against an opposing military force.

Qualified Service Period
Must be at least 120 days in length.

Qualified Renewal Cycle
The time frame of a renewal cycle is defined as the period from six (6) weeks prior to the expiration date of the current license through sixty (60) days following the expiration date. Your renewal cycle must fall within your qualified service period or up to 6 months following the completion of your service in the war, emergency, or contingency. 

How to Submit Exemption Eligibility Verification
Your eligibility to receive exemption from renewal fees and/or exemption from continuing education or professional competency requirements (if applicable to your profession) will be verified upon receipt of your request and documentation.  Please submit a copy of your official orders or other official documentation that clearly identifies how you meet each of these requirements to dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us. We will respond and provide a decision regarding your qualification for exemption as well as how to proceed.

Additional Licensure Waivers and Considerations

Special Waivers for Investment Advisor Licensure
The Division of Securities has a waiver process for the licensure of investment advisers and investment adviser representatives. To assist with entry, or re-entry, into the profession, Division of Securities staff first reviews the request for a waiver of the standard written examinations or other qualifications required for licensure to determine eligibility. For more information regarding the Division of Securities waiver procedures, contact the Division of Securities at 303-894-2320, or email securities.licensing@state.co.us.

Special Insurance Producer Licensure Exam Services
The Division of Insurance also seeks to reduce barriers to licensure as insurance producers by permitting military personnel and their family members to take required licensure examinations on approved U.S. military installations and overseas. The use of military facilities as approved testing locations allows convenient access for military personnel and their families to meet their necessary licensing requirements to start their career as an insurance producer. In addition, the Division of Insurance extends exemptions to currently deployed members of the military who are unable to renew their current insurance producer licenses or complete their certification requirements, in accordance with state statute (C.R.S. 10-2-408(7)) upon written request with supporting documentation. For more information regarding the Division of Insurance services provided, contact the Division of Insurance303-894-7499; outside metro Denver: 1-800-930-3745, or email  dora_ins_website@state.co.us.