Cosmetologist License

Certifies you to cut, dress, and die hair; cut, trim, and manicure nails; and remove hair by any method except the use of light waves.



Agency Type



Submit a completed initial examination application with the appropriate fee and any additional documentation. After applying, you will receive an examination admission letter with your exam date and time. The exam consists of a written and practical portion. Upon passing the exam, you will receive your license. The Board offers Helpful Hints about the examination that will help you prepare.

Cosmetologists must complete 1600 training hours before taking the State Board examination. Be sure you understand the hourly requirements, list of qualifying training schools, application process, and examination procedures. 


Other necessary supplies and equipment for the exam are listed in the Candidate Information Bulletin.


See the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology for more information.



Permit Documents

Cosmetologist Application for Examination and Initial License Fee
Candidate Information Bulletin