All licensees accrue continuing education requirements, whether active or inactive. You can renew without having the continuing education requirements by requesting to put your license in an inactive status and pay the renewal fee. You may even continue to renew inactive. Understand that the only advantage to placing a license in inactive status is to keep your license from becoming null and void for non-renewal because you do not have to maintain and submit proof of continuing education hours upon renewing. However, when you decide to reactivate to an active status you must complete and submit proof of all continuing education equal to the time you have been inactive, and pay the appropriate change of status fee and reactivation fee.