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Division of
Professional Regulation


General Information

The instructions and application for Delaware licensure by examination are on the Professional Credential Services, Inc. (PCS) website at Delaware Application Process.  For an overview of the application process, see License by Examination.

Complete information about the examination process and deadlines, including the Candidate Information Bulletin, are also on the PCS website at Delaware Candidate Information.

Direct all questions about the application and examination processes to PCS at Delaware Contact Information.

Practice Testing

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.

Deadline for Passing Exams for Temporary Permit Holders

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 PCS. 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.

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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