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In order to work as an esthetician in Delaware you must complete training that consists of at least 600 classroom hours of school work, or an apprenticeship of not less than 1,200 hours with a licensed aesthetician. Further studies will be required if you want to be a DE medical esthetician, but those classes aren’t available online.

Apprenticeship aspirants must find a licensed aesthetician to train them then complete an Application for Apprenticeship. The trainer you find must currently hold a Delaware license, and the salon where you’ll complete your apprenticeship must be a business in good standing. Some prefer an apprenticeship in order to avoid some of the potentially high costs of school.


There’s an application fee and you need to show an official transcript showing that you have finished grade 10 successfully.

After finishing the necessary hours with your sponsor, he or she must then send verification of that to the Board office.

Once you are done your training you must take exams — practical and written. Registration is used to determine your eligibility for testing. To take the exams you must:

  1. pay a fee
  2. have a passport photo
  3. submit a copy of your high school marks
  4. submit a transcript from your aesthetics program

You will also receive a notice that confirms the date, time, and location of your practical examination about 1.5 weeks prior to the exam.

You must score at least a 75% on both portions of the examination to pass and receive your esthetician license. Delaware exam info – pdf.

The license will expire on March 31 of all even-numbered years (e.g. 2020, 2022…). You will be notified automatically when it is time to renew, so keep up-to-date with your email and street addresses. It’s good to keep abreast of trends in esthetics but there is no requirement to do so in order to keep your license.

Wilmington, Delaware skyline
Wilmington, Delaware skyline By Tim Kiser [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Delaware Esthetician Schools

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Dawn Training Centre3700 Lancaster Pike Suite 105, Wilmington 19805$13,100Massage Technician,Massage Therapist, Advanced Medical-Spa Aesthetician
Academy of Massage and Bodywork, Ltd.1218 Pulaski Highway Number 324, Bear 19701$8,300Massage Therapy
Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology 32448 Royal Boulevard A, Dagsboro 19939$11,600Cosmetology, Manicuring,
Paul Mitchell The School - Delaware1420 Pulaski Highway, Newark, 19702$14,900.00Cosmetology

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Links for schools:
http://www.massage-academy.com/programs/

http://www.dawncareerinstitute.edu/program/advanced-esthetician

http://www.delawarecosmetology.com/esthetics