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Division of
Professional Regulation

Boards & Commissions

General Information

The primary objective of the Delaware professional licensing boards and commissions is to protect the general public from unsafe practices including those which tend to reduce competition or fix prices. The boards/commissions also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, each board/commission

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions
  • issues licenses or permits in the professions assigned to it.

The 37 professional licensing boards/commissions are comprised of Governor-appointed public and professional members.  Some boards/commissions are assigned more than one profession.  Not every profession has a board/commission.

Applying for a Board Member Position

If you would like to serve as a member of a Delaware board/commission, click “Apply Online” or “Download Application” below:

Applicants should submit all requested information in order for their application to be considered. If at any time you close your browser window prior to submitting your application, you will lose the information you entered and will need to start again.

For more information, please visit the Boards and Commissions page located on the Governor’s website.

Division’s List of Boards/Commissions

These are the professional licensing boards/commissions and advisory committees under the jurisdiction of the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR).

– Board of Accountancy
– Board of Architects
– Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
– Board of Chiropractic
– Board of Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
– Board of Dietetics/Nutrition
– Board of Electrical Examiners
– Board of Elevator Mechanics
– Board of Funeral Services
– Board of Charitable Gaming
– Board of Geologists
– Board of Home Inspectors
– Board of Professional Land Surveyors
– Board of Landscape Architecture
– Board of Manufactured Home Installation
– Board of Massage and Bodywork
– Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
– Board of Nursing
– Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
– Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
– Board of Examiners in Optometry
– Board of Pharmacy
– Board of Pilot Commissioners (River)
– Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners
– Board of Podiatry
– Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
– Board of Examiners of Psychologists
– Board of Social Work Examiners
– Board of Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, and Hearing Aid Dispensers
– Board of Veterinary Medicine
– Commission on Adult Entertainment Establishments
– Controlled Substance Advisory Committee
– Council on Real Estate Appraisers
– Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
– Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee
– Real Estate Commission

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