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 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 34 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, complete the Board and Commissions Application. You can save the form to your computer. Then, you can either fill it out on your computer or print it and fill it out by hand.

To submit the form…

    • Email it to
    • Fax it to (302) 739-2775
    • Mail it to:
      • Office of the Governor
        150 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. South
        Dover, DE 19901
        ATTN: Lydia Massey, Director of Boards and Commissions, or Raymond Lewis, Deputy Director

List of Boards/Commissions

These are the professional licensing boards/commissions and advisory committees under 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 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 Clinical 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


If you are not sure which board/commission has jurisdiction over your profession, click on the profession below. For professions licensed by other agencies/organizations, see Related Websites.




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