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If you fail to renew your license before the expiration date, your license expires. It is illegal to practice in Delaware while your license is expired. To resume practicing in any of the Cosmetology/Barbering license types listed above, you must either renew or reinstate your license.
You may apply for reinstatement if your license in one of the following license types has been expired for over five years:
Whether you need to renew or reinstate depends on how long it has been expired. If you do not know how long your license has expired, you can look it up using the Search & Verify a Professional License option in DELPROS before submitting the application.
If you fail to renew a Cosmetology/Barbering Establishment or School license by the end of the 45-day late period, you must reapply in DELPROS for a new license. You are unable to reinstate it.
IMPORTANT: It is illegal to resume practicing in Delaware until you are notified that your expired license has been renewed or reinstated.
All applications are submitted our online system DELPROS. We no longer accept paper applications.
In order to apply for a license or submit a service request, you must first have a DELPROS user account. To LOG IN or CREATE a DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services) user account:
DELPROS allows you to save your incomplete application and return to it later to finish the process. You only have six (6) months to submit your application once you begin.
You may check the status of your application online throughout the entire application process by using the “View Application Status” feature in DELPROS on your e-License dashboard.
On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:
Once you have registered or logged in to your Dashboard, select the license you wish to reinstate. Click OPTIONS, then select Reinstate.
You must take and pass the practical exam again. The Board office will send you an exam registration form and candidate information after your reinstatement application has been reviewed.