State Board Requirements

State Board Aesthetician Licensing Requirements

 

*inquirers should be aware that for the most accurate information on licensing, they should contact their state board department

 

Alabama

 

  • 1000 hours of training in an approved school or 2000 hours in an approved apprenticeship program
  • Must also submit an application and pay $195 licensing fee
  • Must pass written and practical exams
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $80 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 800-815-7453
  • Fax: 334-242-1926
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  • Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering website: http://www.aboc.state.al.us/default.aspx

 

Alaska

 

  • 350 hours of training in an approved school or 350 hours in an approved apprenticeship program
  • Must also submit an application and pass written and practical exams
  • $150 application fee, $120 exam fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $140 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 907-465-2550
  • Fax: 907-465-2974
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  • Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers website: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofBarbersHairdressers/ApplicationsForms.aspx

 

Arizona

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school
  • Must apply and be approved to take licensure exam with Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, $177 exam fee, $70 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $60 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Must pass written and practical exams
  • Phone: 480-784-4539
  • Arizona State Board of Cosmetology website: https://boc.az.gov/

 

Arkansas

 

  • 600 hours of training in approved school (apprenticeship not accepted)
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $65 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $50 fee, done online, no continuing education requirements
  • Lifetime license option available to aestheticians age 65+ with 30 years as a licensed aesthetician
  • Phone: 501-682-2168
  • Fax: 501-682-5640
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  • Arkansas Department of Health: Cosmetology website: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/cosmetology

 

California

 

  • 600 hours of training in board-approved school or 3200 hours in the department’s sponsored Apprenticeship Program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $65 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 800-952-5210
  • Fax: 916-575-7281
  • Board of Barbering and Cosmetology website: http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov/

 

Colorado

 

  • 20 credit hours of training in an approved school (600 clock hours)
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $127exam fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $26 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Barber_Cosmetology
  • Phone: 303-894-7800
  • Fax: 303-894-0364
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Connecticut

 

 

Delaware

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school or 1200 hours of apprenticeship training
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $175 exam fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $175 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 302-744-4500
  • Fax: 302-739-2711
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  • Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering website: https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology/

 

Florida

 

  • The current option for licensure available in Florida is a facial specialist license. A facial specialist is defined by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as “a person registered to do facials in the State of Florida. Facial means the massaging or treating of the face or scalp with oils, creams, lotions, or other preparations. These services must be performed in a licensed salon.” A body wrapping license is also available. A body wrapper is defined as “a person who is licensed to engage in the practice of body wrapping which is a treatment program that uses presoaked herbal wraps for the purposes of cleansing and beautifying the skin of the body.”
  • Requirements for a Facial Specialist license:
    • 260 hours of training in an approved school’s facial specialty program
    • No exam, must submit Certification of Eligibility Form as well as a license application and pay fee
    • Must submit proof of taking an HIV/AIDS course w/in last two years of applying
    • Renewal: every 2 years, 16 hours of continuing education may be required
  • Requirements for a Body Wrapping license:
    • Must complete an approved, 2-day, 12-hour body wrapping course and submit certificate of completion along with application for license
    • No required exams, must pay application fees
  • Phone (for Board of Cosmetology): 850-487-1395
  • Fax (for Board of Cosmetology): 850-488-8040
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/cosmetology/

 

Georgia

 

  • 1,000 hours of training in an approved school or 2,000 approved apprenticeship hours
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $30 application fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, 5 hours of continuing education required, $45 renewal fee
    • 3 of the five continuing education hours must be in a course in health and safety developed or approved by the Board
    • The other 2 must be in a course previously registered with the Board in any of the following areas: industry or trade show, health and safety, industry trends, computer skills, business management, the area of practice for the type of license held
  • Phone: 478-207-2440
  • Georgia Secretary of State Licensing website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing

 

Hawaii

 

  • Aestheticians in Hawaii are licensed as “beauty operators”
  • 600 hours of training at an approved school or 1200 hours of an approved apprenticeship
  • Must pass a written and practical exam, $40 fee
  • Students can also apply for a temporary license that allows them to work under supervision of a licensed aesthetician while waiting to take the written exam for up to 1 year
  • Renewal: every 2 years
  • Phone: 808-586-3000
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  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing, Barbering and Cosmetology website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/barber/

 

Idaho

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $10 fee
  • Renewal: must renew every year, $10 fee, no continuing education requirements
  • Phone: 208-334-3233
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  • Idaho Board of Cosmetology website: https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=cos

 

Illinois

 

  • 750 hours of training, lasting at least 18 weeks, in an approved program/school
  • Apprenticeship not accepted
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $30 fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, 10-14 hours of continuing education required, $25 fee
  • Phone: 888-473-4858
  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Esthetician website: https://www.idfpr.com/profs/Esthetics.asp

 

Indiana

 

  • 700 hours of training in an approved school/program completed w/in 3 years
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $40 application fee
  • Renewal: every 4 years, $40 fee
  • Phone: 317- 234-3031
  • Fax: 317-233-4236
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  • Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website: https://www.in.gov/pla/2711.htm

 

Iowa

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $75 fee per exam, $60 license fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $60 fee, 6 hours of continuing education required.
    • A minimum of 4 hours of the 6 hours shall be in the prescribed practice discipline and a minimum of 2 hours of the 6 hours shall be in the content areas of Iowa cosmetology law and rules and sanitation. Individuals holding more than one active license shall obtain 4 hours of continuing education in each prescribed practice discipline and an additional 2 hours in the content areas of Iowa cosmetology law and rules and sanitation.
  • Phone: 515- 281-0254
  • Fax: 515-281-3121
  • Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences website: https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Cosmetology-Arts-and-Sciences

 

Kansas

 

  • Graduation from an approved school/program or 1000 clock hours of apprenticeship
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $60 fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $60 fee
  • Phone: 785-296-3155
  • Fax: 785-296-3002
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  • Kansas Board of Cosmetology website: http://www.kansas.gov/kboc/

 

Kentucky

 

  • 1000 hours of training in an approved school
  • Must pass a written and practical exam, $75 license fee
  • Renewal: must renew each year, $50 fee, no continuing education requirements
  • Phone: 502-564-4262
  • Fax: 502-564-0481
  • Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists website: https://kbhc.ky.gov/Licensure/Pages/default.aspx

 

Louisiana

 

  • 750 hours of training in an approved school
  • Must pass written and practical exams and pay associated fees
  • Renewal: must renew each year and pay associated fees
  • Phone: 225-756-3404
  • Fax: 225- 756-3410
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  • Louisiana Board of Cosmetology website: www.lsbc.louisiana.gov

 

Maine

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program for at least 3 months or 1000 hours of apprenticeship hours for at least 6 months
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $41 license fee
  • Renewal: must renew each year, $20 fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 207-624-8603
  • Fax: 207-624-8637
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  • Maine Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing website: http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/barbers/

 

Maryland

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school or 12 months as a registered apprentice
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $25 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every two years, $25 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 410-230-6192 or 410-230-6320
  • Fax: 410-333-6314
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  • Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation website: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cos/cosreq.shtml

 

Massachusetts

 

  • At least 300 hours at an approved school or 2 years of practical experience under a licensed provider
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $135 exam fee, $68 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 1-2 years, must pay associated fees, no continuing education hours necessary
  • Phone: 617-727-9940 or 800-274-2021
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  • Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbering website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-cosmetology-and-barbering

 

Michigan

 

  • 400 hours of training in a licensed school of cosmetology or a 6-month apprenticeship program with a licensed cosmetology establishment
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay associated fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $48 fee
  • Phone: 517-373-8068
  • Fax: 517-241-9416
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  • Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Cosmetology website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72602_72731_72864---,00.html

 

Minnesota

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved program/school, at least 15 weeks
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay required fees
  • Renewal: every 3 years, 8 hours of continuing education required, pay required fees
  • Phone: 651-201-2742
  • Fax: 651-649-5702
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  • Minnesota Board of Cosmetology website: https://mn.gov/boards/cosmetology/

 

Mississippi

 

  • 600 hours of training in a licensed school in which the practice of esthetics is taught
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $50 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $50 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Master Esthetician License requirements:
    • Be a licensed esthetician in Mississippi for at least 12 months
    • 16 hours of approved continuing education, pay fees
    • Renewal: every 2 years, 8 hours of continuing education, pay fees
  • Phone: 601-359-1820
  • Fax: 601-354-6639
  • Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology website: http://www.msbc.ms.gov/Pages/Licensing.aspx

 

Missouri

 

  • 750 training hours in an approved school/program or 1500 hours of approved apprenticeship
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $280 exam fees, additional licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $50 renewal fee. No continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 573-751-1052
  • Fax: 573-751-8167
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  • Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners website: http://www.pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp

 

Montana

 

  • 650 hours of training in an approved program/school
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees, $80 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $80 renewal fee, continuing education hours may be required
  • Phone: 406-444-5711
  • Fax: 406-841-2305
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  • Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists website: http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/cos

 

Nebraska

 

  • 600 hours and 600 credits in either a school of cosmetology or an apprentice salon
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $95 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every two years, $118 renewal fee, 8 hours of continuing education required
  • Phone: 402- 471-2399
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  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Resources website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/crlCosmCosiEsthHome.aspx

 

Nevada

 

  • 900 hours of training in an approved program/school or 1800 hours in an approved apprenticeship program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay $125 exam fee and $70 licensing fee for 2-year license, or $140 licensing fee for 4 year license
  • Renewal: every 2-4 years, complete the Board’s Infection Control Course, pay renewal fee
  • Phone: 702-508-0015 (Las Vegas office) or 775-688-1442 (Reno office)
  • Fax: 702- 850-2418
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  • Nevada Board of Cosmetology website: https://sites.google.com/nvcosmo.com/nevada-board-of-cosmetology/license-services/esthetician

 

New Hampshire

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school or 1200 hours in an approved apprenticeship
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay renewal fees, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 603-271-3608
  • Fax: 603-271-3950
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  • New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, & Esthetics website: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/cosmetology/index.htm

 

New Jersey

 

  • 600 hours in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $50 exam fee, $90 licensing fee
  • Can practice while attending school on a student permit, once half of required coursework is completed
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay renewal fees, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 973- 504-6400
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  • New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling website: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/cos/Pages/default.aspx

 

New Mexico

 

  • 600 hours of training (or equivalent credit) in an approved school/program or 6 months (150 hours of training) of work experience
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $50 licensing fee
  • If combined with a manicurist license, 900 hours of training in an approved school
  • Renewal: every 2 years, no continuing education hours required, pay $50 renewal fee
  • Phone: 505-476-4622
  • Fax: 505-476-4665
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  • New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists website: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Barbers_and_Cosmetologists.aspx

 

New York

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, $15 fee for each exam and $40 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 4 years, $40 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 518- 474-4429
  • Fax: 518- 473-6648
  • Division of Licensing Services: Esthetics website: https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/esthetics/esthetics.html

 

North Carolina

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved program/school
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fee and $10 licensing fee
  • Renewal: must be renewed each year, 8 hours of continuing education required, $20 fee
  • Phone: 919-733-4117
  • Fax: 919-733-4127
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  • North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners website: https://www.nccosmeticarts.com/initiallicensing/ncstudents.aspx

 

North Dakota

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass practical and written exams$25 exam fee, $25 license fee
  • Renewal: must be renewed each year, $25 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Master Esthetician License:
    • 1000 hours of practice as licensed aesthetician
    • License fee of $25
    • Must be renewed annually, $25 renewal fee
  • Phone: 701-224-9800
  • Fax: 701-222-8756
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  • North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology website: https://www.ndcosmetology.com/  

 

Ohio

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees, and pay licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, 8 hours of continuing education required, renewal fee
    • Licensees age 65+ prior to January 31, 2019 do not need CE hours to renew, just need to pay renewal fee
  • Advanced Esthetician License:
    • 1800 hours of practice as a licensed esthetician or 150 hours of training in an approved advanced esthetics program
    • Pay exam and/or licensing fees
    • Renew: every 2 years, pay renewal fees, 8 hours of continuing education
  • Phone: 614-466-3834
  • Fax:614-644-6880
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  • Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board website: http://www.cos.ohio.gov/FORMS-APPLICATIONS/COSMETOLOGY

 

Oklahoma

 

 

Oregon

 

  • 250 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • 150 hours in Safety/Infection Control and 100 hours of Career Development is also required for initial certification.
  • Must pass written and practical exams and pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 503-378-8667
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  • Oregon Board of Cosmetology website: http://www.oregon.gov/oha/PH/HLO/Pages/Board-Cosmetology-Esthetician-License.aspx

 

Pennsylvania

 

  • 300 hours of training in a licensed cosmetology school
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay renewal fees, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 717-783-7130
  • Fax: 717-705-5540
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  • Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology website: http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Cosmetology/Pages/default.aspx

 

Rhode Island

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $25 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay renewal fees, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 401-222-5960
  • State of Rhode Island Department of Health: Barbering, Hairdressing, and Cosmetology website: http://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=225

 

South Carolina

 

  • 450 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must take written and practical exams, pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $52 renewal fee, 12 contact hours of continuing education hours required.
    • Only half of the 12-hour requirement may be completed online.
    • At least 3 hours of instruction shall be in sanitation or health and safety for clients
  • Phone: 803-896-4588
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  • South Carolina Board of Cosmetology website: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Cosmetology/index.asp?file=faq.htm

 

South Dakota

 

  • 600 hours of aesthetics education
  • Pass written and practical exams, as well as a South Dakota state laws/rules exam
  • Pay $80 fee for exams and initial license
  • Renewal: must be renewed each year, pay $20 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 605-773-6193
  • Fax: 605-773-7175
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  • South Dakota Cosmetology Commission website: http://dlr.sd.gov/cosmetology/licensing_requirements.aspx#esth

 

Tennessee

 

  • 750 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $60 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 615-741-2241
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  • Tennessee Department of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners: Aesthetician website: https://www.tn.gov/commerce/regboards/cosmo/licensee-applicant-resources/how-do-i-get-an-individual-license/aesthetician.html

 

Texas

 

  • 750 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written ($52) and practical ($74) exams and pay licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay $50 renewal fee, and obtain 4 hours of continuing education.
    • The 4 hours of continuing education must be through department-approved courses. The continuing education hours must include 1 hour of sanitation, and 3 hours of any topic listed in Section 83.120 of the Cosmetology Administrative Rules.
    • A licensee who is at least 65 years old and has held a license for at least 15 years is required to complete 1 hour of continuing education in sanitation. Courses must be approved.
  • Phone: 800-803-9202
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  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation: Cosmetologists website: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/cosmet/cosmet.htm

 

Utah

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school (at least 15 weeks) or 800 hours in an approved apprenticeship (at least 5 months)
    • Master Esthetician: 1200 hours of training in an approved school or 1500 hours of an approved apprenticeship
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $60 licensing fee
    • Master Esthetician: pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $85 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $52 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
    • Master Esthetician: every 2 years, $68 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 866-275-3675 or 801-530-6628
  • Fax: 801-530-6511
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  • Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing website: http://dopl.utah.gov/licensing/cosmetology_barbering.html

 

Vermont

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program or 800 hours in an approved apprenticeship (12 months)
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam and licensing fees
    • Master esthetician license: 1200 hours of training in an approved school, pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $130 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 802-828-1134
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  • Vermont Secretary of State: Barbers and Cosmetologists website: https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/barbers-cosmetologists.aspx

 

Virginia

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $105 licensing fee
  • Master esthetician: 1200 hours of training in an approved school
    • Pass required exams and pay required fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $105 renewal fee, no continuing education required
  • Phone: 804-367-8509
  • Fax: 866- 245-9693
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  • Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology website: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/BarberCosmo/

 

Washington

 

  • 750 hours of training in an approved school/program or 800 hours in an approved apprenticeship
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay fees $25 licensing fee
  • Master esthetician:1200 hours of training in an approved school or 1400 hours in an approved apprenticeship
    • Pass required exams and pay exam fees and $25 licensing fee
  • Renewal: every 2 years, $55 renewal fee (for master as well), no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 360-664-6626
  • Fax: 360-664-2550
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  • Washington State Department of Licensing: Cosmetologists website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/index.html

 

West Virginia

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam fees and $35 licensing fee
  • Renewal: must be renewed every year, $35 renewal fee, 4 hours of continuing education required
  • Phone: 304- 558-2924
  • Fax: 304-558-3450
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  • West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists website: http://www.wvbbc.com/MenuStructure/GeneralInformation/GeneralInformation/HowtoBecomeLicensed/tabid/1559/Default.aspx

 

Wisconsin

 

  • 450 hours (at least 11 weeks) of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay exam and licensing fees
  • Renewal: every 2 years, pay renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 608-266-2112 or 877-617-1565
  • State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: Aesthetician website: https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/Aesthetician/Default.aspx

 

Wyoming

 

  • 600 hours of training in an approved school/program
  • Must pass written and practical exams, pay $100 exam fee and $48 licensing fee
  • Renewal: initial license must be renewed after one year, after that, every 2 years, $96 renewal fee, no continuing education hours required
  • Phone: 307-777-3534
  • Fax: 307-777-3681
  • Wyoming Board of Cosmetology website: http://cosmetology.wy.gov/
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