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All Massage and Bodywork licenses/certifications, including establishment licenses, expire on August 31 of even years (e.g., 2018, 2020).
A few months before the expiration date of your license, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access your online renewal application in DELPROS, our online portal. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit/debit card to pay your renewal fee.
All notices about professional licenses, such as renewal and audit notices, will be sent by email only. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date so that all the notices we send reach you. To check and update your email address online, you will need a DELPROS user account sign on. Once you have created the sign on, click on Manage Profile link in the dark blue banner under the person icon in the online portal and follow the directions to change your email address.
An active license must be renewed in DELPROS every two years before the expiration date. During renewal, you are asked to attest that you have completed the required continuing education (CE) and maintaining current CPR certification. For details regarding CE and Audits, click on the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage.
Section 9.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations explains the CE requirements for CMT’s and LMT’s. Massage Establishments do not have a CE requirement. After the renewal, a percentage of licensees are randomly selected for audit of CE.
The Board of Massage and Bodywork adopted emergency regulation pertaining to the CE requirements for the renewal period ending August 31, 2022. The emergency regulation went into effect on May 19, 2022 and states that the required 9 hours of core credits may be taken in a classroom, hands-on OR ONLINE for the licensure period ending August 31, 2022 ONLY.
All other continuing education requirements remain the same.
If you do not renew your Massage license/certification or Establishment license before the expiration date, it will expire. It is illegal to practice or operate in Delaware while your license ,certification or Establishment is expired.
You may submit a late renewal application up to one year after the expiration date but you must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can submit a late renewal application, it is illegal to practice massage or operate an establishment until your active license/certification is actually renewed. The late period is not a “grace period.”
Following a late renewal, a percentage of licensees are randomly selected for audit of CE. For details regarding CE and Audits, click on the Continuing Education and Audit Information webpage.
If you fail to renew by the end of the one-year period, your license/certification will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after termination, you must reapply. Register or login to your DELPROS Dashboard. From your expired DE license, click OPTIONS, then click Reapply.
If you are a LMT or CMT but are not practicing in Delaware, you may request to place your license in inactive status by submitting a Service Request in DELPROS. You must request inactive status before the expiration date of your license. If your expiration date has passed, you must first renew your license, then, request inactive status. You cannot practice in Delaware while your license is in inactive status.
To maintain your inactive license/certification, you must renew it in DELPROS before the expiration date and pay the inactive renewal fee. However, CE and CPR certifications are not required to renew. Renewal will keep your license in inactive status for two more years.
To resume practicing in Delaware, you must reactivate your license by submitting a Service Request in DELPROS. For more information on requesting inactive status or reactivating an inactive license, see Section 8.0 of the Rules and Regulations.
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