Section 473.313, Florida Statutes 2008
473.313 Inactive status.--
(1) A licensee may request that her or his license be placed in an inactive status by making application to the department. The board may prescribe by rule fees for placing a license on inactive status, renewal of inactive status, and reactivation of an inactive license.
(2) A license that has become inactive may be reactivated under s. 473.311 upon application to the department. The board may prescribe by rule continuing education requirements as a condition of reactivating a license. The minimum continuing education requirements for reactivating a license shall be those of the most recent biennium plus one-half of the requirements in s. 473.312 for each year or part thereof during which the license was inactive. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the continuing education requirements are 120 hours, including at least 30 hours in accounting-related and auditing-related subjects and not more than 30 hours in behavioral subjects, for the reactivation of a license that is inactive on June 30, 1998, if the licensee notifies the Board of Accountancy by December 31, 1998, of an intention to reactivate such a license and completes such reactivation by June 30, 2000.
(3) Any licensee holding an inactive license may be permitted to reactivate such license in a conditional manner. The conditions of reactivation shall require, in addition to the payment of fees, the passing of the examination approved by the board concerning chapter 455 and this chapter, and the related administrative rules, and the completion of required continuing education.
(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 455.271, the board may, at its discretion, reinstate the license of an individual whose license has become null and void if the individual has made a good faith effort to comply with this section but has failed to comply because of illness or unusual hardship. The individual shall apply to the board for reinstatement in a manner prescribed by rules of the board and shall pay an application fee in an amount determined by rule of the board. The board shall require that such an individual meet all continuing education requirements as provided in s. 473.312, pay appropriate licensing fees, and otherwise be eligible for renewal of licensure under this chapter.
History.--ss. 12, 25, ch. 79-202; s. 346, ch. 81-259; ss. 17, 18, ch. 81-302; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; s. 3, ch. 83-265; s. 53, ch. 83-329; ss. 7, 10, 11, ch. 85-9; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 221, ch. 94-119; s. 348, ch. 97-103; s. 8, ch. 98-340; s. 5, ch. 2001-269.