(a) Upon written request, the board may grant inactive status to a licensee if, at the time of application for inactive status, the license is current and not suspended, revoked, or otherwise punitively restricted by the board.
(b) The licensee shall not engage in any activity for which a license is required.
(c) An inactive license shall be renewed during the same time period in which an active license or certificate is renewed. Any continuing education requirements for renewing a license are waived.
(d) The renewal fee for an inactive license is the same as the fee to renew an active license.
(e) To restore an inactive license to an active status, the holder shall do both of the following:
(1) Pay the renewal and any continuing competency fees.
(2) Complete continuing education equivalent to that required for a single renewal period of an active license within the last two years prior to applying to restore the license to active status.
(f) The inactive status of any licensee does not deprive the board of its authority to institute or continue any disciplinary or enforcement action against the licensee.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 2615 and 2649, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 700, 701, 702, 703, 704, 2644 and 2649, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 10-7-2009; operative 11-6-2009 (Register 2009, No. 41).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 7-6-2017 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2017, No. 27).
This database is current through 11/17/23 Register 2023, No. 46.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 1399.98, 16 CA ADC § 1399.98