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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators is to protect the public from unsafe practices and practices which tend to reduce competition or fix prices for services. The Board must also maintain standards of professional competence and service delivery. To meet these objectives, the Board

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

The Board issues nursing home administrator and temporary nursing home administrator licenses. It also approves administrator-in-training programs.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 52.


Unless notified otherwise, the Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m., with the exception of February, April, June, August, October, and December. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. The meeting schedule is available at the State of Delaware public meeting calendar.

The Board may need to review and approve your application for licensure and will only review a complete application. A complete application includes your application and any documentation submitted through DELPROS and/or any documents submitted through the mail or email from third-parties. The Board will review your documentation at its next scheduled meeting.



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ADMINISTRATOR-IN-TRAINING PRECEPTORS NEEDED: The Delaware Board of Nursing Home Administrators is seeking volunteers to serve as preceptors in the Administrator-in-Training (AIT) program. A shortage of preceptors is negatively impacting AIT program participation. The success of the program depends on its preceptors.  Preceptors play a vital role in preparing future Nursing Home Administrators.

For more information, see the following web pages…

See also Sections 1.0, 3.0 and 5.6 in the  Rules and Regulations, and 24 Del. C. § 5210 (c) in the License Law.

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor or need more information, contact the Board office at (302) 744-4500 or


Phone – Fax – Email

(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:

Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

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