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To apply for Delaware licensure as a Funeral Director, you must:
If you do not meet either of the requirements above, you must serve a one-year internship in a Delaware-licensed funeral establishment under the sponsorship of a Delaware-licensed Funeral Director first. To apply for an internship, see Funeral Resident Intern information on this website and then submit an application in DELPROS online portal.
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” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself 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. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. 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).
The following requirements apply to all persons filing for Funeral Director licensure, regardless of whether or not you have completed a Delaware Resident Internship.
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
In addition to submitting the application, fee and supporting documentation required in the previous section, Resident Interns may still need to submit any or all of the following items in DELPROS:
If you have already submitted all of these documents, you do not need to resubmit them.
All applicants, whether applying for licensure by resident internship or by reciprocity, must pass an examination on Delaware law, rules and regulations with a minimum score of 70%.