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Professional Regulation

Professional License Services for Military Personnel



This section explains the services available to active military personnel or their spouses who apply for or hold a Delaware professional license.


Continuation of License/Permit for Active Military Personnel

If you are qualified, you may apply to have your Delaware professional license remain active while you are on military deployment. Protection from a license or permit expiration under this provision does not void or limit your obligations as a licensee to meet all licensure requirements of applicable laws and regulations.

If you need to continue your license or permit during military deployment, log in to your DELPROS account, click on Service Request at the top header of the navigation menu bar. Click on APPLY FOR A NEW SERVICE REQUEST. Select your profession, license type and then select the service request type for Continuation of License or Permit During Military Deployment. Select your license number and click Save and Continue to proceed and complete this service request.


Applying for a Military Provisional License as a Member or Spouse

If you are a qualified military member or the spouse of a qualified member, you may apply for a provisional professional license to practice in Delaware for up to six months while your application for a Delaware professional license is pending.

To apply for a license, you must first create your DELPROS user account. Go to the DELPROS online portal, and then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests.

If you:

  • are already an existing user, log in with your email address and password under the existing user section.
  • have not yet created a DELPROS user account, click on Register.

Download and complete the applicable provisional form below and mail the signed and notarized form directly to the Division. For more information, see:

Once the Board Office has processed your submitted provisional license application, you will receive an application receipt email with instructions on how to view the status of your application. When the Board has reviewed and approved your application, you will receive a license approval email.

For additional questions, please contact Customer Service at (302) 744-4500 or email customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov.


Military Education, Training or Experience

Delaware law allows professional licensing boards to consider your military education, training, or experience (METE) when determining whether you qualify for a professional license. To give credit for the METE, the Board must determine, based on the proof you submit, that your education, training, or experience is substantially equivalent to the licensure requirements in the law and regulations for your profession. In addition, you must meet all other licensure requirements, such as passing an examination. See 29 Del. C. ยง8735(p)(6).

Submit a METE request only if you meet all of these conditions:

  • You are a member of the active duty military, National Guard, military reserve, retired military or a military veteran.
  • You are filing a license application at the same time as this request, or you have already filed the application and it is still pending.
  • You believe you can meet the education and/or experience requirements of licensure only if given credit for METE.

For full information, see Request for Consideration of Military Education, Training or Experience.

 


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