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When to Apply for Reinstatement

This application is for reinstating the following types of lapsed licenses:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Barber or Master Barber
  • Aesthetician
  • Electrologist
  • Nail Technician
  • All Instructor types

Do not use this application for lapsed Cosmetology/Barbering Establishment or School registration. If you fail to renew the registration by the end of the late period, you must reapply for registration.

If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, your license lapses.  It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license is lapsed.  To resume practicing, you must first renew or reinstate your license, depending on how long it has been lapsed. If you don’t know how long your license has been lapsed, look it up at Search & Verify a Professional License before filing this application.

  • If your license has been lapsed less than five years, you may renew it by submitting a renewal application. You must pay a late fee. Do not file this reinstatement application form in this situation.
  • If your license has been lapsed for more than five years, you must apply for reinstatement using this form . You must take and pass the practical exam again. The Board office will send you the exam registration form and candidate information.

Remember that it is illegal to resume practicing in Delaware until a reinstated license is issued to you.

Requirements for All Reinstatement Applicants

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