Currently all barber licensing in Delaware falls under the Delaware Board of Cosmetology & Barbering.
Delaware Barber License Requirements
1500 training hours at barber school
3000 hours apprenticeship in a barbershop
Delaware Barber (Cosmetologist) License Renewal
Delaware barbers must renew your licenses by March 31 of even-numbered years. Renewal fees are equal to your original licensure fee. Currently, no continuing education hours are required to renew.
Delaware Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer
The Delaware Board of Cosmetology & Barbering can help with barber license transfers. Delaware accepts applications for reciprocity for licensees from other states. The first method for transferring your license says that if your home state’s training and testing requirements are equivalent to Delaware’s, no notarization or testing are required. The second method of transferring your barber’s license to Delaware is if your home state’s requirements are not equivalent, you will need a notarized statement from your employer verifying that you were licensed and worked for at least 5 years. The cost of transferring your license to Delaware varies.
Delaware Board of Cosmetology & Barbering
Canon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711