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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 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).


Requirements for All Applicants

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

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Online courses are not accepted.
  • Official transcript sent directly from the college or university to the Board office.
    • If you have recently graduated and a final degree is not yet available, a letter from a school official stating that you have completed graduation requirements and the expected date of graduation is acceptable. No permanent license will be granted until the Board office receives the official transcript.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Verification letter sent directly to the Board office from the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC). For more information, see BOC Official Verification .


Temporary License by Examination

To apply for a temporary license to work in Delaware while awaiting your exam scores and BOC certification, you must meet the following requirements in addition to the following:

  • apply for the permanent license by examination in addition to the temporary application using the requirements above.
  • have a job and work under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer in Delaware.
  • only work in Delaware.
  • have your supervisor complete and sign a Statement of Supervising Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer.
  • submit a letter directly from BOC stating that you are eligible to take the BOC examination. See BOC contact information.

The following rules also apply:

  • The Board office will only issue your temporary license when it has received all required documentation other than verification of your BOC certification.
  • The temporary license is issued for three months. The Board must approve any extension.
  • If you fail the BOC examination, the temporary license will expire immediately


Reciprocity Applicants

In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the previous section, in DELPROS, you must also submit:


Reinstatement or Reapplication Applicants

If you previously held a Delaware license that is now lapsed, you may apply to reinstate it within five years of its expiration date. However, if it has been lapsed over five years, you must reapply for licensure. In addition to submitting the application, fee, and supporting documentation required in the Requirements for All Applicants section above in DELPROS, you must also submit:

  • Proof of 3.0 continuing education units (CEUs) during the previous 24 months must be entered into the DELPROS CE Tracker.

 


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