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Delaware Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

In order to obtain a license in Barbering, Cosmetology or Nail Technology in the state of Delaware, individuals must complete the requirements listed below. Other requirements may apply.

Cosmetologist or Barber: 1500 classroom hours (or 3000 apprenticeship hours)
Nail Technician: 125 classroom hours (or 250 apprenticeship hours)
Esthetician: 300 classroom hours (or 600 apprenticeship hours)
Electrologist: 300 classroom hours (or 600 apprenticeship hours)

Licensing Fee Schedule: (From 1-1-08 to 6-30-08) (Fees subject to change)

License Type 1/08 2/08 3/08 4/08 5/08 6/08
Esthetician 49 47 45 43 42 40
Esthetician Apprentice 13 13 13 13 13 13
Barber 71 69 66 63 61 58
Barber Apprentice 13 13 13 13 13 13
Cosmetologist 30 27 24 21 18 15
Cosmetology Apprentice 13 13 13 13 13 13
Electrologist 51 49 47 45 44 42
Electrologist Apprentice 13 13 13 13 13 13
Nail Technician 51 49 47 45 44 42
Nail Tech Apprentice 13 13 13 13 13 13
Temporary Permit   23 23 23 23 23

Continuing Education Requirements:

Reciprocity:

Reciprocity extends to all States, including Washington DC
Applicants from a state with less-stringent requirements than Delaware are required to provide a notarized statement from a present or prior employer, or employers, testifying to work experience in the field for which the applicant is seeking a license in Delaware for a period of one year before making application. The work experience must have been obtained in a state (or jurisdiction) outside Delaware. Unlicensed practice within the State of Delaware will not qualify as valid work experience.

Contact Information:

Delaware Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
Canon Building, #203
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19903
302-739-4522
www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology/index.shtml