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Professional Regulation

PA Permit to Practice



When to Apply

Apply for a Delaware PA Permit to Practice license when both of the following apply to you:

  • You hold an active public accountant permit in good standing in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia), AND
  • Your primary state of residence is Delaware.

For more information, see 24 Del. C. §110 (e).


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

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


PRIOR TO APPLYING

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: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
  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.


KNOW YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND COLLECT YOUR DOCUMENTS

  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


ATTACHING AND ACKNOWLEDGING DOCUMENTS

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, or .
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either have to mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and 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.

The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or official identification from the Delaware (DMV).
    • If you don’t have a driver’s license or official identification card from Delaware DMV, submit other government-issued documentation to establish that your primary residence is Delaware.
  • A State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
  • Proof that you have completed 80 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) in the past two years.
    • You must enter your CPE into the CE Tracker in DELPROS using your DELPROS log in. Click on the CONTINUING EDUCATION link in the dark blue bar at the top and follow the instructions on entering the CPE.
    • You must upload your certificates of completion for all of the CPE that you listed in the tracker when asked on the Attachments page of the application.
    • The CPE must include all of the following:
      • eight credit hours in accounting and/or auditing
      • eight credit hours in taxation
      • four credit hours in a Delaware-specific ethics course approved by the Board (see Section of the Board’s Rules and Regulations)
      • at least 20 additional credit hours in either accounting, auditing or taxation.

 


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