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Professional Regulation

Combative Sports Entertainment Permit

What is Combative Sports Entertainment?

Combative Sports Entertainment means a display of skill for the purpose of entertaining an audience, consisting of choreographed or simulated combat in which the participants employ techniques commonly used in combative sports. The participants do not exert their best effort, and the winner is determined prior to the match (28 Del. C. §102 (6)).

As defined above, Combative Sports Entertainment:

  • includes, but is not limited to, “celebrity boxing,” “entertainment boxing” and all such similar terms or names
  • does not include amateur or professional boxing nor amateur or professional mixed martial arts.

When to Apply

  • You may apply after you have obtained business license from the Division of Revenue.
  • You must obtain your Combative Sports Entertainment Permit for a specific combative sports entertainment event before advertising, holding, conducting, or exhibiting the event.
  • You must submit your application in DELPROS at least 15 full working days before the event.
  • A Permit is valid only for the single event for which it was issued.

Advertising the Event

All advertisements for an event must prominently display the event’s Permit number. If the advertisement is not in writing (e.g., a radio spot), the Permit number must be verbally announced in the advertisement. See 28 Del. C. §106 (a).

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

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


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:
  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.


  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.


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, fee and supporting documentation in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of your Delaware Business license issued from the Division of Revenue.
  • A Combative Sports Contestant Information form, which is a list of all contestants and alternates. Any contestant or alternate not identified on the application is not approved to participate. Contestants must be at least 18 years old.
  • A Combative Sports Match Description form, which gives additional information about the matches, with your application or at least seven days before the event.
  • A Combative Sports Safety and Security form, that gives information about the safety and security services you have set up, with your application or at least seven days before the event.

Other Responsibilities

  • In the application, along with the event information, you will have to describe the safety equipment and props that contests will utilize and the measurements and construction of the ring area.
  • You must ensure that any physician employed to cover the event holds a current Delaware medical license (28 Del. C. §105 (a)(2)). To confirm licensure, see Search & Verify a Professional License.
  • You must ensure that the promoter hires at least two emergency medical technicians and an ambulance. This will be confirmed on the signed security form required above. (28 Del. C. §106A (a)).
  • The promoter must ensure that there is adequate security personnel to maintain order and provide safety during and after the event (28 Del. C. §106A (a)).


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