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State Requirements For Delaware

Delaware State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203
Dover, Delaware 19904
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711

License Type Required:
Nail Technician

School Hours Required:
125 classroom/ 250 apprentice

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Must have passed a written and practical exam and have 125 classroom/250 apprentice hours or have worked at least one year if state had less-stringent requirements.

Examination Languages:

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Shops and salons must be registered.

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: N/A
License Renewal: March 31, even years

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
Delaware does not allow drills to be used on natural nails.

MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.
Prohibited can mean:
A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.
A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.
The state abides by the FDA guidelines.
Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them or us directly.

16.3 Electric nail files and electric drills shall not be used on natural nails. The use of methyl methacrylate (MMA) is prohibited. No licensee, instructor, certified aesthetician, school, beauty salon or shop shall use or permit the use of MMA.

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