LAWtrust recommends starting the renewal process 30 days before the expiration of your current certificate. Your new certificate will be 1, 2 or 3 years (depending on your purchase option) from the expiration date of your current LAWtrust certificate. There is no penalty for renewing early. The renewal verification process usually takes three to five business days. We recommend that you renew your SSL Certificate 15-30 days prior to the end of the year to avoid any downtime. You will be notified via email when you need to renew your certificate.