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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 All Applicants

  • An official transcript sent directly from your chiropractic college. The college must be accredited and the transcript must show the date that you have earned a degree of Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization formto arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Board office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Council office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification(s) sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
    • For information on the score requirements, see the Score Requirements section below.
  • If no examinations were available when you graduated from chiropractic college, arrange for the Board office to receive a Verification of Chiropractic Practice form(s) verifying that you actively practiced in another jurisdiction for the five years before filing an application with the Delaware Board.
    • A licensed chiropractor or other professional peer must complete the form, sign it in front of a notary and submit it directly to the board office.
    • Do not submit this form if examinations were available when you graduated.
  • Request a self-query from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The self-query report will be mailed to your address. When you receive the report, mail (do not fax) the original report to the Board office.


Score Requirement

Unless no examinations were available when you graduated from a chiropractic school, you must meet one of the following score requirements:

  • If you do not hold a current license in any other jurisdiction, your NCBE score trancript must show that you passed all parts of the National Examination.
  • If you hold a current license in another jurisdiction, the score requirement that you must meet depends on whether you are currently licensed in any jurisdiction where the licensure requirements are substantially similar to those in Delaware. The table below shows which jurisdictions have substantially similar requirements and which do not:

SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR

NOT SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR

Alaska

California

Connecticut

Florida

Hawaii

Idaho

Iowa

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico

North Carolina

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Wyoming

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

District of Columbia

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Michigan

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

U.S. Virgin Islands

  • If you are currently licensed in any jurisdiction with substantially similar licensure requirements , your NCBE score transcript must show that you passed all parts of the National Examination.
  • If you are currently licensed only in jurisdictions that do not have substantially similar licensure requirements, the score requirement depends on when you graduated from an accredited or Board-approved chiropractic college, as shown in this table.
IF you graduated… THEN the NBCE score report must show that you passed these exam Parts:
On or after July 1, 1997 I, II, III, IV, and physiotherapy
After Jan. 31, 1991 but before July 31, 1997 I, II, III
Before Jan. 31, 1991 I, II, III or I, II, and Special Purpose Exam for Chiropractors (SPEC)
  • If you do not meet the requirements based on your graduation date in the table above, submit proof of passing the examinations that were available at the time you graduated and applied for original licensure and the Board will make its determination on eligiblity.

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