Before Applying for a Permit
Before applying for a permit to hold an amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, the promoter must obtain the following:
- Approval of a sanctioning body for the event date
- Delaware business license from the Division of Revenue
Additional Information to Provide to Sanctioning Body
The promoter must also provide the sanctioning body with proof that he/she has:
- hired two EMT’s with an ambulance
- hired two paramedics with life-saving equipment and life-saving medicines
- hired one or more Delaware-licensed physicians to conduct pre- and post-fight physicals and to be on-site during and directly after the event
- hired security personnel to maintain order and provide for safety during and after the event
- purchased liability insurance per the requirements of the venue
For more information, see Part D of the Rules and Regulations, Sections 19.0 and 20.0.
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:
- Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
- Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
- If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
- 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
- Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
- 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.
- 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 for a Permit
In addition to submitting the application and fee, the promoter must submit the following supporting documentation in DELPROS at least 30 days before the event:
- A copy of insurance cards or other documents covering the scheduled event, officials and each participant.
- A Bond Form for Combative Sports Events, following instructions on the form.
- Promoter is required to post a bond in the amount not less than $5,000.
- The surety company must be authorized to do business in Delaware.
- A copy of the approval form/letter provided by sanctioning body.
During the Event
Representatives of the Division of Professional Regulation and the sanctioning body will be present during the event.
You must make the following supplies available at the event:
- Fight gloves (new, 7-oz., approved by sanctioning body)
- Shin/In-step guards
- Duct tape
- Gauze (one-inch width) and adhesive (one-inch width) for fighter wraps
- Disposable gloves for corner persons
- Water for all fighters and officials
- Clean water buckets
- Stools for both corners
- Hand sanitizer at the equipment table
- Over-the-counter pregnancy tests for any female contestants
For more information, see Part D of the Rules and Regulations, including Sections 3.0, 7.0, 18.0 and 20.0.
You must reimburse the sanctioning body for any random drug testing conducted on-site that the body deems necessary.