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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.
Prometric Practical Examinations will be held at:
Hilton Wilmington Christiana
100 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Practical Examination Dates are as follows
|November 6, 2023||June 10, 2024|
|December 4, 2023||July 1, 2024|
|January 8, 2024||August 5, 2024|
|February 5, 2024||September 9, 2024|
|March 11, 2024||October 7, 2024|
|April 1, 2024||November 4, 2024|
|May 20, 2024||December 2, 2024|
Please be aware that all practical dates are tentative and subject to change–the website will be updated accordingly.
For additional information about the examinations, see Prometric’s website for Delaware examinations.
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.
The State of Delaware requires applicants to successfully pass the written theory and practical NIC examinations for your license type.
All examinations prior to June 1, 2024 will be on the 2017 version of the NIC theory and practical examinations.
Beginning June 2, 2024 All NIC examinations will be administered on the 2022 version of the NIC theory and practical examinations.
Please be sure to visit the NIC website to review the Candidate Information Booklets for your specific license and exam type based upon your examination date. The bulletins contain IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the examination content and administration.
If your test is scheduled before June 1, 2024 – please review the 2017 Candidate Information booklets for your specific license and exam type.
If your test is scheduled AFTER June 1, 2024 – please review the 2022 Candidate Information booklets for your specific license and exam type.
You will be required to successfully pass the NIC Cosmetology Theory Exam and the Cosmetology Practical Exam. The State of Delaware’s Cosmetology Practical examination includes the Cosmetology Practical Core domains section # 1 through section # 10, section # 14 – Basic Facial, and section # 18 – Manicure and Polish application. All Candidate Information booklets can be found on the NIC website.
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.