The Office of Diversion Control requires valid and active state medical and controlled substance licenses or registrations to renew a DEA registration, according to its website. The current DEA number, the name of the applicant or business, the Social Security number, tax ID number and address information are also required.
As of 2015, established DEA registrations must be renewed every three years, according to the Office of Diversion Control. Initial DEA registrations must be renewed after 28 to 39 months. Renewal applications are mailed to the last known address of the applicant 45 days before the current DEA registration expires. Applications are not forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service, and applicants who have moved must complete a modification of registration form.
DEA registration renewal applications may be completed online at the Office of Diversion Control's website. The overnight delivery address for the division is also listed on the website. In special circumstances, renewal applications may be faxed, but they cannot be returned for processing via fax. Renewals take approximately four weeks to process, and applicants can check the status of their application by contacting their local office or calling 1-800-882-9539. Application fees for renewals are not refundable except in the case of duplicate applications, says the Office of Diversion Control.