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Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send in or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. Official license verifications and/or transcripts are acceptable when received electronically directly from the State Board or school/institution. Note that forms requiring a signature, seal, or notary must be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. 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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