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Professional Regulation

License Renewal



Information About Renewals for All Licenses

  • The licenses that expire on March 31 of each even year (e.g., 2020, 2022) are:
    • Barber and Master Barber
    • Nail Technician
    • Aesthetician
    • Electrologist
    • All types of Instructors
  • Cosmetologist licenses expire on October 31 of each even year(e.g., 2020, 2022).
  • Establishment (shop/salon), Mobile Salon, and School licenses expire on June 30 of each odd year (e.g., 2019, 2021).

A few months before the expiration date of your license, a renewal notice will be sent to the email address on the record. This notice will explain how to access your online renewal application in DELPROS, our online professional licensure system. To complete the online renewal application, you must log-in to your account, answer questions, and use a credit card to pay your renewal fee.

All notices about professional licenses, such as renewal, will be sent by email only. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date so that all the notices we send reach you. To check and update your contact information online, click on Manage Profile or Facility link in DELPROS.  

 

Reapplication by Reciprocity

  • You must reapply by reciprocity if you previously held a DE license AND…
    • it has been over 5 years since the license expired, AND
    • you hold a current license in another jurisdiction, AND
    • you have practiced in that jurisdiction for at least one continuous year within the past five years.

To submit a reapplication by reciprocity, register or login to your DELPROS Dashboard. From your expired DE license, click OPTIONS, then click Reapply


Renewing Expired Individual Licenses

If you do not renew your license before the expiration date, it will expire. It is illegal to practice as a Cosmetologist, Barber, Master Barber, Instructor, Nail Technician, Aesthetician or Electrologist, in Delaware while your license is expired.

You may submit a late renewal application up to five years after the expiration date in DELPROS. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you submit a late renewal application, do not resume practicing until your license is actually renewed to active status and you are notified by email. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew by the end of the late period, the license will terminate. To resume practicing in Delaware after your license has terminated or expired more than five years, you must submit a reinstatement application in DELPROS and pay the reinstatement fee.


Renewing Expired Establishment Licenses

If you do not renew the establishment license before the expiration date, it will expire. It is illegal to operate a shop/salon or school while the license is expired.

You may submit a late renewal application up to 45 days after the expiration date in DELPROS. You must pay a late fee in addition to the renewal fee. Even though you can file a late renewal application, do not resume practicing until your registration is actually renewed to active status. The late period is not a “grace period.”

If you fail to renew the establishment license within the 45-day late period, it will terminate. If you wish to resume operating the shop/salon or school in Delaware after the registration has terminated, you must reapply in DELPROS as a new applicant.


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