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Temporary RN or GN, LPN or GPN Permits



When to Apply

You may only submit an application for a temporary permit if you have already applied for a Delaware RN or LPN license AND you meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • To practice professional, practical or graduate nursing, you must provide a job offer letter from an employer locating in Delaware.
  • To apply by examination, your start work date will be before you take the exam.
  • To apply by endorsement, your start work date will be before the endorsement process is complete.

You must submit your RN or LPN application by either examination or endorsement before you can submit a temporary permit.


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

If applying by examination, which is a GN or GPN Temporary Permit – In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • An official transcript from your school showing the degree earned
  • A copy of your job offer letter
  • 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. If you have already been fingerprinted for your RN or LPN license, you do not have to get another CBC.
    • 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.

If applying by endorsement, which is a RN or LPN Temporary permit – In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A Nursing Employer Reference Form
  • A copy of your job offer letter
  • A 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. If you have already been fingerprinted for your RN or LPN license, you do not have to get another CBC.
    • 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.

  • If you applied by examination, your temporary permit expires 90 days after your graduation date. However, if you fail the examination, the permit expires immediately.
  • If you applied by endorsement, the permit expires 90 days after issue.

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


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