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Professional Mixed Martial Arts Event



Before Applying for a Permit

Before submitting an application for an event permit to the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR), take the following actions:

  • Obtain a Delaware business license from the Division of Revenue.
  • Provide the Designated Agent the proposed list of matches for review and approval.
  • Provide the Designated Agent with proof that you have:
    • hired two EMTs 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.
  • Obtain a Designated Agent’s approval for the event date. DPR will not grant the permit without the Designated Agent’s approval. As Delaware does not have a boxing commission, the Designated Agent will be a representative from another jurisdiction. To find out which Designated Agent to contact, call or email:
    Megan Miller
    (302) 744-4522
    megan.miller@delaware.gov

For more information, see Part C of the Rules and Regulations, including Section 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:

  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.
  • 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

When you have obtained the Designated Agent’s approval of the event date, submit the event permit application, fee, and remaining supporting documentation listed below in DELPROS at least 30 days before the event.

  • A copy of insurance cards or Certificate of Insurance covering the scheduled event and each participant.
  • A Bond Form for Combative Sports Events following instructions on the form.
    • The promoter is required to post a bond in the amount not less than $10,000.
    • The surety company must be authorized to do business in Delaware.
  • A form or letter from the sanctioning body proving that you are sanctioned by them.
  • Final disposition documents if either the matchmaker or the promoter has any disciplinary actions taken against him/herself or their business.

For more information, see Part C of the Rules and Regulations, including Section 20.0.


During the Event

Representatives of the Division of Professional Regulation will be present during the event. You are required to make the following supplies available at the event:

  • Fight gloves (new, no less than 4-oz., approved by the Division’s designated agent)
  • 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

For more information, see Part C of the Rules and Regulations, including Sections 3.0, 7.0, 18.0 and 20.0.

You must reimburse the sanctioning organization for any random drug testing conducted on-site that it deems necessary.

 


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