Kemp reminds six groups to renew professional licenses by August 31

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 Today Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds the following six professionally licensed groups to renew their licenses by August 31, 2017: estheticians, low voltage contractors, nail technicians, podiatry examiners, private detectives, and security agents. All of these license types can be easily renewed online.

“We have been hard at work making it as easy as possible to get your professional license in Georgia, and almost every license type is now renewable online,” stated Secretary Kemp. “It only takes a few minutes to complete the renewal process, and we are processing applications at record speed. The best thing for Georgia’s workforce is for government to get out of the way, and that is exactly what we are doing in the Secretary of State’s Office.”

To renew your professional license, visit the Professional Licensing Board’s website before the expiration date to complete the online renewal process. Consult the office’s step-by-step instructions for assistance during online renewal. Once you have submitted payment information and verified renewal, you can print your payment receipt and professional license. Please submit continuing education documents if you have been selected for an audit. 

Individuals may also request a mailed renewal form to be sent to the address on file with the licensing board. Please call (478) 207-2440 to submit a request for a paper form.

If a license holder fails to renew their license before the August 31 deadline, a late fee will be imposed to bring the expired license into compliance. Importantly, Georgia law prohibits professional license holders from conducting unlicensed practice, which includes practicing with an expired license.

Visit our website today to check the licensure status of an individual or firm. If you require assistance with licensure renewal, please feel free to contact the Professional Licensing Boards Division by calling (478) 207-2440 or emailing office staff.

Brian Kemp has been Secretary of State since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the Secretary of State is charged with conducting secure, accessible, and fair elections, the registration of corporations, and the regulation of securities, charities, and professional license holders.  For more information about the office, go to