Important Information (Hot Topics)


The renewal deadline for licenses issued by the Board of Cosmetology has been extended from October 31, 2018 to November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm due to Hurricane Michael. Licenses will not be placed in a delinquent status for non-renewal, and delinquency fees will not be assessed until that time. Continuing Education credits will continue to be accepted for this renewal cycle during this period.


WARNING – Cosmetology Scam Alert

Please be aware of a scam targeting cosmetology licensees. Licensees are receiving fraudulent Final Orders requesting payment of fines and costs to be paid by MoneyPak – Greendot. If you receive paperwork that looks suspicious, do not reply. DBPR will NEVER call you directly and ask for a MoneyPak number. Always be suspicious if someone you don’t know personally calls and asks you for a MoneyPak number.

Where should I check to see if this final order is authentic?
You may verify if any disciplinary action has been taken against you at www.MyFloridaLicense.Com > Verify a License > Search by License Number > Input license number and related information > click on licensee name > click on “View License Complaint.” This will bring up a list of all public complaints.

If a final order is issued against me, who will contact me?
During the complaint, investigation and final action process of a disciplinary case, you will receive written communication from DBPR. Should a final order impose monetary sanctions that go unpaid, you may be contacted by DBPR’s collection agencies, which are Municipal Services Bureau and United Collections Bureau.


Changes to Salon Requirements

Effective November 9, 2017, the Board of Cosmetology reduced the minimum square footage requirement of a salon from 200 square feet of floor space to 100 square feet of floor space. Below are links to the language in its final form and to the rule as it was amended. Additions to the original rule are indicated by underlining and deletions from the original rule are indicated by strike-throughs. 61G5-20.002 – final version 61G5-20.002 – Rule with noted changes


Changes to Employment of Applicants for Licensure as a Cosmetologist Prior to Licensure, Employment of Applicants for Registration as a Specialist Prior to Registration

Effective April 3, 2017, there were changes to Rule 61G5-20.008, Florida Administrative Code – Employment of Applicants for Licensure as a Cosmetologist Prior to Licensure, Employment of Applicants for Registration as a Specialist Prior to Registration. Below are links to the language in its final form and to the rule as it was amended. Additions to the original rule are indicated by underlining and deletions from the original rule are indicated by strike-throughs.

61G5-20.008 – final version

61G5-20.008 – Rule with noted changes


The Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Board of Cosmetology recently approved a permanent reduction in inactive licensure fees. All inactive licensure fees will be reduced by 20 percent beginning with the renewal period ending October 31, 2016.


The Board of Cosmetology recently updated the salon licensure application. Please read the instructions to ensure that you have completed the application correctly. The mailing address is where the license will be mailed and where correspondence from the Department will be mailed. The business location address is the actual address of the salon.


 Verify your license to another state quickly and easily by using DBPR’s Online Services.

  • Logon to your existing account or create a new account at myfloridalicense.com.
  • Select “Request License Certification” from the License Menu.
  • Complete the online application and pay the $25 fee by credit card or electronic check.

A copy of your license record will be created and emailed directly to the State Board selected during the transaction.

Note: License certifications can only be sent to other State Boards using this method.


OSHA Alert Regarding Keratin Treatments


A printable law book is now available, on the Statutes and Rules page.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Board of Cosmetology
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040