Welcome to the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Office of Controlled Substances Administration’s (OCSA) Online Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) Renewal Service.
Applicants can renew their CDS registration up to 60 days before or 30 days after the expiration date listed on the certificate. The
OCSA determines if your CDS registration is eligible for a 2 or 3-year registration at the time of renewal. The fee for a 2-year renewal is $80 and the fee for a 3-year renewal is $120.
Additional fees for address and name changes are not required at the time of renewal, but you must upload supporting documentation. Application fees are non-refundable.
Begin Your Registration Renewal
To renew your CDS license, you will need:
Once you have completed the renewal process, your renewal application will be reviewed by OCSA. After five (5) business days,
you may check your application status here. If the OCSA verification website shows a status of ‘PENDING,’
please contact the Office of Controlled Substances Administration at 410-764-2890 for more information.
You may wish to view a demo of this service before you begin. Click through screenshots of all the pages, and see all the information you will need to provide to renew your CDS license. Please note that the screenshots in this demo show sample data as examples of the information you will be required to provide. Click on the link below.