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Division of
Professional Regulation

Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals

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The Counseling Compact allows eligible licensed counselors an alternative method for providing services in other member states. If you are interested in learning more about the Counseling Compact, including information about meetings, rulemaking, and any rules open for public comment, please use the following link:

On March 1, 2023, the Board of Mental Health Counselors and Chemical Dependency Professionals regulations, Section 12.0 Renewal and Continuing Education, changed the biennial continuing education requirements for LPCMHs, LCPDs, LMFTs, and LPATs (Associate License holders are not required to complete CEs).

Beginning with the license renewal period starting October 1, 2022, as part of the 40 acceptable CE hours licensees must complete every two years for license renewal, at least 3 hours must be in ethics and at least 3 hours must be in cultural inclusion, equity, and diversity. For CE requirements for initial licensure periods of less than 2 years, see Regulations to

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.



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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