Important COVID-19 information from the Division of Professional Regulation More Info
Complete this application if you hold a current license as a Cosmetologist, Master Barber, Barber, Aesthetician, Nail Technician or Electrologist in another state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia and wish to apply for the same type of license in Delaware.
The application asks you to choose Master Barber or Barber. In Delaware, a Master Barber is allowed to perform chemical processing but a Barber is not.
The application asks whether you are applying by Method 1 or Method 2.
Both Methods require you to have passed a written and practical examination which was professionally developed and used on a national basis. Whether your application is Method 1 or 2 depends on whether any jurisdiction (that is, any state, U.S. territory or the District of Columbia) where you are currently licensed requires at least the classroom or apprenticeship hours that Delaware requires. Here are the hours that Delaware requires:
It is important to pick the correct Method so that you will submit the correct documents. Picking the wrong Method may delay your application. Use this table to decide between them.
|at least one place where you are currently licensed requires the same (or more) hours as Delaware (see above)||Method 1.|
|all the places where you are currently licensed require fewer hours than Delaware (see above)||Method 2.|
If you don’t know how many hours are required in the places where you’re currently licensed, check with the licensing agency in each jurisdiction. See the Directory at www.nictesting.org.
Read these instructions carefully. Failing to follow instructions will delay processing of your application. All auxiliary forms you may need are included with the application form.
If you are applying by Method 2, you must submit proof that you have experience in the field in which you are applying for a Delaware license. The proof must show that you have a total of one continuous year of experience in the last five years immediately before you apply in Delaware. The year must be a full uninterrupted year of work while holding a license in the same field of cosmetology to which you are applying. What kind of documents you submit depends on whether you gained the experience while employed or self-employed, as follows: