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Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

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” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself 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).

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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