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Professional Regulation

Temporary Nursing Home Administrator

Information about Temporary Licenses

The Board may grant a Temporary Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) license if a facility’s licensed nursing home administrator passes away or is removed from the position by another unexpected cause.

To qualify for a Temporary NHA license, you must have three years of health care management experience acceptable to the Board and one of the following:

  • Post-secondary degree in any field from an accredited college or university, OR
  • A current Delaware Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Temporary NHA licenses expire 90 days after the date they are issued. The license may be extended for an additional 90 days one time only. When a Temporary NHA license expires, the licensee is not eligible for another Temporary NHA license until 12 months after the prior Temporary NHA license expired.

Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.


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:
  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.


  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.


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

The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


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

  • An official transcript showing the degree must be sent directly from the college/university to the Board office.
  • 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.
  • A resume or separate page thoroughly describing his or her occupational background. The document should list all post-degree positions he or she has held, starting with the current position. All time must be accounted for. If the designated temporary administrator has been involved in an academic residency or internship, or in a Board-approved AIT program, include the following information:
    • dates of employment
    • title of position
    • name and address of employer or organization
    • employer/organization telephone number and email
  • A resume or separate page thoroughly describing all past administrative experience that he or she acquired in a residential facility providing protective, preventive and personal care services performed by qualified personnel. (Personal care refers to the general supervision of and direct assistance to individuals in their activities of daily living.)
    • The experience must have included:
      • Administration of services to more than one person.
      • Administrative services which have as a major component the supervision of more than one profession or discipline.
      • Administrative position in which the designated temporary administrator has or had direct responsibility for and are/were held accountable for his or her own acts.
    • A description of the duties and responsibilities for the time periods when you supervised more than one profession or discipline. Include the dates and number of hours as well as the kinds of employees. Also, list the dates and hours for which you served as Acting Administrator in the absence of the duly appointed administrator.
  • A State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check (CBC). Go to the Criminal Background Check Process page to find the Service Code required to obtain a State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background check. Once you have your Service Code, you will be directed to the IdentoGO website for instructions to complete the fingerprinting process.
    • Criminal background checks completed for any other purpose (e.g., employment, licensure in other states) will not meet this requirement.


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