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If you applied with PCS prior to 2021 – you will need to submit a new application through Prometric. See “New Applicants” instructions below.
If this is your first time applying for licensure in Delaware by examination you must apply online through our examination vendor Prometric.
IMPORTANT: Your high school transcript must be mailed directly from your school to Prometric in a sealed envelope to:
c/o Delaware Cosmetology Processing
4400 140th Avenue North, Suite 230
Clearwater, FL 33762
Do not attempt to create a login for IQTtesting until you have received your Authorization to Test. Attempting to register/log in prior to receiving your Authorization to Test may delay your exam registration.
Prometric/SMT Candidate Management/Iso-Quality Testing (IQT) is owned and operated by Prometric, LLC
For application, registration, and examination inquiries, please contact Prometric directly at
1-866-773-1114 from 8am to 5pm EDT Monday through Friday.
2023 Prometric Practical Examinations will be held at:
Hilton Wilmington Christiana
100 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713
2023 Practical Examination Dates are as follows
|January 16, 2023||July 17, 2023|
|February 6, 2023||August 7, 2023|
|March 6, 2023||September 11, 2023|
|April 10, 2023||October 2, 2023|
|April 24, 2023||November 6, 2023|
|June 12, 2023||December 4, 2023|
Please be aware that all practical dates are tentative and subject to change–the website will be updated accordingly.
When you have registered for the examination, you may use the online practice testing system available from the National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology, Inc. (NIC). For information about practice testing, see NIC – Testing Program.
If you are eligible for admission to the exams and you meet the requirements for a temporary permit, you may request a temporary permit to practice under supervision from Prometric. The permit is valid for 30 days after the next available exam date. You may extend your permit only if you fail the exam and register for the next available exam date. To request a temporary permit extension you must submit a Service Request in DELPROS.
If you do not pass both exams within two years after applying for the permit, your temporary permit will expire. You must wait one year from the date of the last exam, then reapply and meet all requirements for licensure. These requirements include repeating all educational requirements and re-taking and passing both exams.
See Section 2.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
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