Objective and Function

The primary objective of the Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers 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 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and athletic trainers, including temporary licenses.

The Board's statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 26.


Unless notified otherwise, the Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m., except May and November. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover.

To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for the Board's consideration at its next meeting, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.



In 2014, the license law that governs the practice of physical therapy and athletic training in Delaware was changed to reflect current practices in these professions. Later, the Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers updated its Rules and Regulations to implement the changes in the law and to clarify the rules for licensees and the general public. Provisions on dry needling, telehealth, physician referrals for athletic injuries, new advanced training requirements, and criminal history records are included in the changes. For a summary, with links to the sections of law and rules where the changes are found, see Important Information about Changes in Your License Law and Regulations.

Phone - Fax - Email
(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711

Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904