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Controlled Substances Renewals

How Often? All S.C. controlled substances registrations must be renewed annually.

Renewal Applications

Do NOT use the 'New Registration Application' forms provided elsewhere on this website as they will not be processed. Applications for renewal are mailed out 45 days prior to the expiration date, to the last address listed in our database. If you did not receive a renewal application, email bdc@dhec.sc.gov to request one.

MDs, DOs and EMS Units: Renewal applications for these registrations are mailed during the third week of July. Registrations must be renewed by October 1.

DMD, DDS, DVM, OD, APRN, PA-C, Pharmacies and All Other Registrants: Renewal applications for these registrations are mailed during the third week of January. Registrations must be renewed by April 1.

What If My Registration Expires?

The registration of a registrant who fails to renew by April first or October first, whichever is applicable, is canceled. However, registration may be reinstated upon payment of the renewal fees due and a penalty of one hundred dollars if the registrant is otherwise in good standing and presents a satisfactory explanation for failure to renew.