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Temporary Massage Technician Certification



When to Apply

The purpose of a Temporary Massage Technician Certification is to allow you to practice while you complete the educational requirements. You can submit an application for Temporary Massage Technician Certification if you:

The temporary certification is valid for one year only. It cannot be renewed, reissued or changed to inactive status.


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” 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. 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

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of your current CPR certification card (front and back). Online CPR courses are NOT accepted.
  • An official transcript from your massage school or approved program. The transcript must be sent directly to the Board office and have contact information for the school or program director. See Section 6.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations .
    • The transcript must show that you have completed at least 200 hours of supervised in-class study as a student in a school of massage/bodywork. The school or program of training must include a curriculum of no less than:
      • 50 hours of anatomy and physiology
      • 110 hours of theory and technique
      • 25 hours of ethics, law and contraindications
      • 15 hours of elective courses in the field of massage therapy.
  • Proof that the State has approved the school or program.
    • An example of proof accepted is a copy of the certificate of approval issued by the State. You may obtain the certificate from either your school or the State agency responsible for approving the school/program.
    • The approval must cover the period during which you attended the school/program.
  • A copy of the school or program catalog.
  • State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to 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 Board 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 sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.

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