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Professional Regulation

Temporary APRN Permit



When to Apply

You may only submit an application for a Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) temporary permit if you have already submitted or simultaneously submitting an application for a Delaware APRN license.


General Information

A Temporary APRN Permit allows you to practice as an APRN in Delaware until your APRN license is issued.

  • Delaware temporary permits are not valid for work in any other jurisdiction.
  • If you are not yet nationally certified, you must be supervised while working under a temporary permit.
  • If you meet all requirements for prescriptive authority, including national certification, you will have prescriptive authority while practicing under a temporary permit.  However, if you are not yet nationally certified, you will not have prescriptive authority while practicing under the temporary permit. See Prescriptive Authority.
  • If you have practiced as an APRN less than two years or fewer than 4,000 hours, you must have a collaborative agreement to practice as an APRN in Delaware, including practice under a temporary permit.
  • If you fail your national certifying examination, your temporary permit will terminate immediately. You may petition the Board for an extension. See Section 8.10.5.1.1 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.


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 mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or 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.


Requirements for a Temporary APRN Permit

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

  • A copy of your original certification document or current re-certification card.
  • If not yet certified, request a letter from your certifying organization to verify your eligibility to take the examination to submit.
  • A Report of Collaborative Agreement Change form if you have practiced less than two years or fewer than 4,000 hours and you did not submit a Collaborative Agreement in connection with your APRN application.
  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit both the form 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.


After You Apply

You will receive an email when your temporary permit has been issued. We no longer mail paper licenses or permits. To print your permit, find the temporary permit on your Dashboard. Click OPTIONS, then select Download Certificate.

You may also verify permits online at Search and Verify a Professional License.

The permit expires 90 days from the date of issue. However, if you are not yet certified and you fail the certifying exam, the permit terminates immediately.

Do not begin orientation or employment until you are assigned a temporary permit number.


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