Professional License Renewal Deadlines Approaching

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding individuals in several professions of upcoming license renewal deadlines.

Friday is the deadline for plumbers to renew their licenses.

Meanwhile, the license renewal deadline for master barbers, chiropractors, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects, pharmacists, psychologists, and veterinarians is December 31.

The license renewal deadline for registered nurses is January 31.  Kemp notes that for registered nurses, individual licenses may expire on either even or odd years and registered nurses should check their expiration date on the license to determine when they must renew.

According to Kemp, individuals may complete their renewals online by visiting the Professional Licensing Boards, or PLB, website at They may then select their respective licensing board and choose “License Renewal” via the Online Services drop down menu or Featured Content links to the right of the page.

Secretary Kemp also reminded all licensed professionals that as of January 1st, 2012, Georgia law requires all those applying for renewal of existing license to submit secure and verifiable documentation with their application, adding that all applicants mustcomply regardless of how long they have been licensed and should include their full name and professional license number on any documentation submitted.

Examples of secure and verifiable documentation include driver’s license, U.S. passport, or green card.

A detailed list of documents issued by the Office of the Attorney General may be found at

Applicants can verify their completed renewal by checking for updated expiration dates via the PLB website using the Professional Licensee Search located on the Licensing Board Services listing on the right of the page.