When to File
Follow these instructions to apply for an original license as a Manufactured Home Installer. If you hold a current license as a manufactured home installer in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory, District of Columbia), see applying by reciprocity.
To qualify for a license, you must successfully complete a 15-hour Board-approved certification course. See Manufactured Home Installation Online Training.
Requirements for All Applications
The following are required for all applications.
- Submit completed, signed and notarized Application for Original Manufactured Home Installer License .
- Enclose non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to "State of Delaware."
- Enclose a copy of your birth certificate, passport, an identification card or driver’s license issued by the State of Delaware to prove that you are at least 18 years old.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive verification that you have successfully passed the certification course, sent directly to the Board office from the course provider.
- If your name is different on any submitted documents, provide a copy of a legal document showing your name change.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive proof that you or your employer hold a surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit for at least $10,000, sent directly to the Board office from the bond company.
- Your name must be shown on the bond or letter.
- If a letter of credit is submitted, it must be issued by a federally-insured financial institution.
- If a bond is submitted, the Division of Professional Regulation must be listed as the bond holder.
- Arrange for the Board office to receive proof of liability insurance in the amount of at least $100,000, sent directly to the Board office from the insurance company. Your name must be listed on the liability insurance documentation.
- If you have ever held a license or certificate as a Manufactured Home Installer in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia), arrange for the Board office to receive letters of good standing from all jurisdictions where you have ever been licensed, sent directly from each jurisdiction to the Board office.
- If you have never been issued a United States Social Security Number (SSN), submit a Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement .
When it is complete, your application will be reviewed. The Board office will notify you when you have been approved to take the certification examination.
The person or entity who maintain the surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit or who maintains the liability insurance is responsible for all acts or omissions of the licensed installer and also those supervised by the installer or assisting the installer in the installation of manufactured housing.
As a licensed installer, you must notify the Board in writing, within seven days if any of the following occurs:
- The surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit changes or is cancelled.
- The liability insurance changes or is cancelled.
In addition, the employer must notify the Board if he/she terminates the employment of any licensee who is covered by the employer's liability insurance or by the employer’s surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit.