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When to Apply for Reinstatement

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 below, 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:

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

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 your license has been expired less than five years , you must apply to renew your license. Log in to your DELPROS user account in DELPROS to complete the renewal applciation. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee.

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.

Information on Applying in DELPROS

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:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click GO on the Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests tile.
  3. If you do not have a DELPROS user account, click the REGISTER button on the left side of page for NEW USERS.
  4. If you already have a DELPROS user account, enter your email address and password on the right side for EXISTING USERS and click the LOGIN button.

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.

  • If you do not submit your application within six months of starting it, you will be required to restart the entire online application again.

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.


  1. Know the requirements for the license you are pursuing.
  2. Request and gather all documents required to upload on the Attachments page. All information and forms are located on your profession’s webpages.


On the ATTACHMENTS page of your application, you may be instructed to:

  • either “attach” or “upload” the required document(s) directly to your application. This means you will find the document(s) saved on your computer or device and upload it to your application.
  • click “acknowledge” . This means you will either mail the documents yourself or request the “third-party” to mail the document(s) directly to the Board office.
    • Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, or license verifications from another state.
  • Forms requiring a supervisor signature, seal, or notary may have to be MAILED to the Board office directly UNLESS the document specifically indicates to UPLOAD the document.

Reinstatement Requirements

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.


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