To qualify as a DEM a person must:
- Hold an active, clear license as a Massage Therapist in Florida
- Practice at the establishment for which they have been delegated
- Be designated as the manager of the establishment and responsible for operating the establishment in accordance with the laws and rules
- Not have criminal history as described in Section 480.043(8), F.S., nor disciplinary action taken for sexual misconduct involving prostitution or for crimes related to the practice of massage therapy involving prostitution.