When to Apply
Apply for Licensure as a Psychologist by Examination if any of the following descriptions apply to you:
- You are applying to upgrade to a Psychologist license OR
- You are not currently licensed in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) OR
- You are currently licensed in another jurisdiction and all of the following statements are true:
- You have not practiced continuously for at least two years, AND
- You do not hold a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ), AND
- You are not credentialed by the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology (NRHSPP).
If you don’t meet the criteria above, apply for licensure by Reciprocity.
Who Must Take the Examination
The exam for Delaware Psychologist licensure is the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).
- If you have never passed the EPPP, the Board of Psychology must approve your application to take it.
- If you passed the EPPP over five years ago, you must re-take it. The Board must approve you to sit for the exam again.
- If you passed the EPPP less than five years ago, you do not need to re-take it.
- If you hold a Diploma of American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, you do not need to re-take it.
For more information about the exam process, see the Examinations webpage. If you need special accommodation due to a disability, complete and submit the Request for Special Accommodation form.
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:
- Go to: https://delpros.delaware.gov/OH_HomePage.
- Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
- If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
- 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
- Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
- 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).
In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:
- A 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.
- An official transcript, sent directly from the college/university to the Board office, showing that you have a doctoral degree from a psychological studies program specifically designed to train and prepare psychologists, such as the American Psychological Association (APA) or Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS).
- If your program is neither APA-accredited nor PCSAS-accredited, submit the following to assist the Board with evaluating the program:
This documentation is required in addition to the official transcript and must show that your program meets the criteria in Sections 126.96.36.199.1 – 188.8.131.52.10.4 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
- A Supervisory Reference Form from each your supervisor(s).
- The form(s) must document that you have at least 1500 hours of post-doctoral supervised experience completed in not less than one calendar year and not more than three calendar years.
- 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.
- If you have passed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) within the past five years and do not hold a Diploma of American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology, have your score report sent directly from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) to the Board office.
- If you have not passed the EPPP, the Board will review your Psychologist application for approval to test.