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You may apply by Administrator-in-Training (AIT) or Reciprocity. The requirements sections below explain what documents you need to submit if applying by either AIT or Reciprocity. The DELPROS online portal will help you determine the correct application based on your answers to a few easy questions.
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” required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send in 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).
These requirements are for all applicants regardless of if you applying by reciprocity or AIT.
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section in DELPROS, you must also submit:
To apply by reciprocity, you must hold current NHA licensure in another jurisdiction. If you do not have three years NHA experience in any jurisdiction where you hold a current license, at least one of the jurisdictions where you hold a current license must have licensure requirements that are substantially similar to those of Delaware.
The following requirements apply only if you do not hold a current license in any jurisdiction listed below:
If you hold a current license in any of the jurisdictions listed above, it is not necessary to submit either of the items listed below. Otherwise, submit the following: