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Division of
Professional Regulation

Applying for a Professional License

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When to Apply for a Professional License

Delaware law requires persons and businesses in certain professions to obtain a valid license from the Division of Professional Regulation before practicing in the profession or operating the business in Delaware. The purpose of professional licensing is to establish that the person or business is qualified and meets all requirements to provide services in the profession. Certain events, such as Gaming or Combative Sports events, may also require a permit from the Division.

To find out whether you need a Delaware professional license and how to apply, click on the name of your profession below.  The link will take you to the home page for your profession.  Select the type of license you are interested in from the menu on the left-hand side. If your profession or license type does not appear on the list, it may be one that does not require a professional license or it is handled by another agency.  In that case, click on Related Websites at the bottom of the screen for more information.

Professional License vs. Business License
A professional license from the Division of Professional Regulation is not the same as a business license from the Delaware Division of Revenue.  Most businesses need both to operate in Delaware. For information about Delaware business licenses, see One Stop Business Registration and Licensing.

DELPROS – The New and Improved Way to Apply

The Division of Professional Regulation has a new professional online licensure system called DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services).

All applications are submitted in our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.

Fees required to process your application are non-refundable.


In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.


  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
    • For more information on the requirements for licensure, refer to your profession’s License Law and Rules and Regulations. For Charitable Gaming’s rules and regulations, click HERE.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.

A Board/Commission may need to review and approve your application for licensure. Once the application is complete, the Board/Commission will review it at its next available meeting. See the public meeting calendar for all Board meeting dates.

More Information About Your Delaware License

When you “submit” your application through DELPROS, you are sent a notification advising you that the Board office has received your application.  Email communications will be sent to you throughout the application process, therefore, it is very important to keep your email address current in our system. You can view the status of your application online. The Division notifies you when your license is approved and you will be able to download, print, or re-print your license as needed.

A license’s expiration date depends on the type of license it is, not on when it was issued. Most professional licenses expire on a specific date every two years, but a few expire every year. For example, all Physician MD licenses expire on March 31 of odd years, but Veterinarian licenses expire on July 31 of even years. The License Renewal page of each profession’s website explains the normal expiration of each type of license in the profession.

Generally, the expiration date on your first license won’t be a full one-year or two-year period. This means that your first renewal will be due sooner than a full license period. For example, if the type of license you’re issued normally expires on January 31 of even years, your first license will expire on January 31 of the next even year even if that date is less than two years from the issue date.

Exception: When your first license is issued less than four months before the next normal expiration date for that type of license, the expiration is pushed out another full license period. For example, if the license type’s normal expiration date is June 30 of even years but your first license is issued in April of an even year, only two months before the next upcoming expiration, your first license’s expiration date won’t be until June 30 of the next even year (two years and two months away).



To go to its website, find and click your profession.