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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals

Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals 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 licenses to professional counselors of mental health, associate counselors of mental health, chemical dependency professionals, marriage and family therapists and associate marriage and family therapists.

The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 30.


Unless notified otherwise, the Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m., with the exception of July and November. 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.

DELPROS – The New and Improved Way to Apply for Licensure

The Division of Professional Regulation has a new professional online licensure system, called Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services (DELPROS). When you have gathered all the information and documentation required to apply for a license, you will click on any one of the many convenient links to the DELPROS online portal and follow the instructions through the process.

The license application process is simple. Instructions for each stage of the license application will explain what information is necessary to move forward to the next stage of the application process. For many of your supporting documents, the online application conveniently allows you to electronically upload the documents directly into DELPROS. For those documents that require a third-party signature, such as a supervisor, school, or other state agency, you may mail these documents into the Board office and they will be matched up with your application.

Fees required to process your application are non-refundable.



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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