When to Apply

A temporary license may be issued to an out-of-state Podiatrist who will be taking charge of the practice of a Delaware-licensed Podiatrist during the Delaware licensee’s temporary illness or absence from Delaware.

Temporary licenses are valid for up to three months from date of issuance.

If you need licensure for a Delaware residency program, see the licensure requirements for Podiatrist-In-Training.


  • Enclose processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • Arrange for the Board office to receive verification of licensure from each jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where you currently hold, or have ever held, a license to practice podiatry, sent directly from the jurisdiction to the Board office.
  • Enclose notarized Delaware Podiatric Physician’s Request Form completed and signed by the physician whose practice you will be taking charge of. This form is included with the application.
  • Complete the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to request State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks. Follow the instructions on the authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted.