Pursuant to Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-39-20, on March 30, 2021, the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued an Order Waiving License Renewal Requirements (Order). This Order applies to individuals whose active licenses expire between March 31, 2020, and May 31, 2021, and temporarily waives:
- Any statutory or regulatory requirement that individuals renewing a license pursuant to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code take and pass an examination in order to renew a license; and
- Any statutory or regulatory requirement that an individual renewing a license pursuant to Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code complete, or demonstrate compliance with, any continuing education requirements in order to renew a license.
Licensees must satisfy any waived renewal requirements within six months of this Order, unless further extended. The temporary waivers do not relieve the licensee from timely complying with any other renewal requirements (e.g., submitting required renewal forms to the Veterinary Medical Board) and do not apply to continuing education, training, or examination required pursuant to a disciplinary order against the licensee.
On October 22, 2020, December 15, 2020, and February 26, 2021, the Director issued related Orders Waiving License Renewal Requirements. With the issuance of DCA-21-134 on March 30, 2021, those prior Orders are withdrawn and rescinded.