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Delaware Barber License and Training Requirements

Required Barbering Courses in Delaware Barbering Schools

What could an education from a Delaware barber school do for your cosmetology career? With so many specialties in cosmetology, it’s important to choose a field you’re passionate about. As a barbering student, you focus exclusively on the hair, skin, and facial hair care needs of men. With the specialized training you get, you can work in barber shops across Delaware.

In this state, licensing goes through the Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. They have high expectations of their barbers; to qualify for licensure as a barber, you need 1,500 hours of training. To become a master barber, you need to meet barber requirements and complete an additional 600-hour apprenticeship in chemical hair procedures.

Delaware Barber Classes

  • Microbiology, infection control, and OSHA
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Product chemistry
  • Health of hair, scalp, and skin
  • Hair analysis
  • Principles of hair cutting
  • Hair cutting tools and implements
  • Shaving
  • Wet styling and thermal styling
  • Natural hair styling
  • Wigs and hair pieces
  • Facial hair services
  • Skin care
  • Facial massage

When it comes to barber courses, Delaware students have many cosmetology and barbering school options.

Use our list of barber colleges to contact programs near you.

Delaware Barber Training and License Requirements

Education is the first step to becoming a licensed barber, and in fact, it’s the most time-consuming part of the process. Once you’ve completed your training, you are in the final sprint. To earn a Delaware barber license, you must prove that you’ve met the training or apprenticeship requirements of the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. From there, you are approved to take the written and practical exams needed for a barber license in DE. After you get your license, you are free to work as a barber. If you want to become a master barber, you must take an additional test in chemical hair procedures.

Delaware Barbering License Specifics

  • Testing costs: $218 testing fee when tests are taken together; otherwise, $153 for theory test and $138 for practical test
  • Accepted payment methods: Fees payable by credit card, money order, or certified check
  • License/application fees: No fees beyond testing fees
  • Apprenticeship options: 3,000-hour apprenticeship option available

Licensing protects the field of barbering and it gives you a stronger foundation as you start your career. Without strict licensing standards, anyone can call themselves a barber or cosmetologist. This makes it harder for customers to discern who has the training needed to provide excellent hair services. With licensing standards, customers know exactly what you’ve been trained in. As a result, they feel more confident trying out new stylists.

Requirements for Renewing Your Barber License in Delaware

Your Delaware barber license is good for up to two years. It cannot be valid for any longer than two years, so you are required to renew at the first renewal date after licensure, no matter how long you’ve had your initial license.

All barbering licenses must be renewed by March 31 in every even-numbered year. The renewal fee is set during each cycle. Delaware does not have any continuing education requirements for barbers, but you should still consider attending events to gain new skills throughout your career.

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School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.