Delaware Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Delaware: The First State

If you are interested in getting your Delaware cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the First State!

Licenses Available:
Nail Technician

Required Hours:
Barber: 1500 Barber School Hours
Cosmetologist: 1500 Cosmetology School Hours
Electrologist: 300 Electrolysis Hours (600 Apprenticeship Hours)
Esthetician: 300 Esthetician Hours
Nail Technician: 125 Nail School Hours

License Requirements:
Applicants must have completed two years of high school or its equivalent.

Granted to those applicants from another state whose requirements are equal to or greater than those of Delaware. Work experience may be considered, provided the applicant can prove work experience of at least one year.

Delaware licenses expire every two years, on March 31 of even-numbered years. If you do not renew your license before its expiration date it will lapse. To renew your Delaware cosmetology license, the following items are required at the Delaware Board of Cosmetology:
- Renewal Form
- Fee

DE State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Division of Professional Regulation
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Bldg.(Suite#203)
Dover, Delaware 19904 offers you the ability to search for Delaware cosmetology schools in your area to find a quality institution that fits your needs. Upon completing your program, you can obtain your state licensure and begin a rewarding career in beauty.