Renewal Tracking and Expiration Reminders
The Cost of Not Renewing Your Occupational License
It varies by state but large fines and penalties could be incurred. Depending on your occupation, you may be required to retake the exam and pay late fees before the license can be renewed. Not to mention there could be criminal repercussions of practicing without a valid license!
You spent a lot of time and resources to acquire your license. Don’t let it fall through the cracks! – Get the Licensed App!
About Licensed App
I am a Merchant Mariner with a dozen different licenses and certifications that I need to keep current. Some of these are renewed every five years, some every two, and some are renewed annually. Many of the certifications have to be up to date in order to renew another. Over the last fifteen years, it has been difficult to keep track of all of these different expiration dates. One morning about a year ago, I was having coffee and realized that one of my certifications had expired without any notice. This was not only inconvenient but also a financial burden. I love using apps that assist in keeping my life organized so I jumped on my phone and started scrolling through the Play Store to search for an app that would eliminate this problem in the future. Unfortunately, I was not able to find anything that would provide the type of organization that I needed. I decided that moment that I needed to build an app that would remind me of upcoming license and certification renewals and allow me to keep track of the time remaining as well as initiate the renewal process right from my phone. Licensed was born.
All of your documents are listed in chronological order with the next document needing to be renewed listed right at the top!
A notification is given for upcoming expirations. Set the reminder for any date and time you like.
Use the search feature for finding a document in your library. Just start typing and Licensed will filter the list according to the text entered.
When setting up a new document you will have the opportunity to enter a link for renewing your document. Go online and find the website that will allow you to start the renewal process. Copy the link and paste it into the Licensed App. When you get the notification that your document is ready for renewal you can simply click on the Renew Now button and start the process right then and there.
Click on a document from the list to update information. This is where you will enter a new expiration and reminder date.
Don’t forget to back-up your data after updating any of the information. This will allow you to recover your list of documents in the event you change phones.
How It Works
Not only is Licensed used to track professional licenses it is also a valuable tool for tracking things like your driver’s license, car registration, library card, insurance, first aid certification, etc. and get reminders about when they are due to be renewed. You can also use Licensed to remind you to cancel that subscription at the end of your free trial!
You are able to log in by creating an account using a simple username and password or login using Google or Facebook. Your information will be securely stored on your Google Drive or iCloud account so that you never lose your data, even if you change phones.
You will then enter the information for the document that you would like to track. Enter all of the pertinent information, even add a picture of the document for quick access, enter the expiration date and choose when to be reminded. This is also the time to enter a URL link for use when the time comes for renewal. This will allow you to start the renewal process of your expiring document right there from your phone or tablet.
Set your reminder for as far in advance as you would like so you have plenty of time to get your affairs in order before it’s too late.