Board of Cosmetology
Streamlined Applications Released
In an effort to assist applicants through the licensure process and to reduce the number of deficient applications, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Board of Cosmetology conducted a complete review and revision of all applications.
The Board of Cosmetology will begin accepting the Department’s new streamlined applications beginning May 30, 2012. There will be a ninety (90) day transition period during which the Department will continue to accept submission of the old applications; this period will end on September 1, 2012.
New Online Application Process
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is in the process of improving its online application process.
Applicants will now have the ability to upload required documents, allowing them to fully complete and submit an application online. This enhancement will ensure that applications and supporting documentation submitted online will remain together. The online system will allow for faster processing times, thus getting our licensees to work more quickly. Other features of the new online application system include:
This new online application process will allow our users to:
- Register with a secure User ID and Password
- Receive Registration via Email Confirmation
- Access a Forgotten Password
- Answer Applicant Eligibility Questions to Ensure you are Using the Correct Application
- Attach Necessary Documents for Licensure
- Receive an Application Summary and Payment Summary via Email
- Check Application Status
- Login and Finish an Incomplete Application Before Submission if you were not able to complete the application when initially applying
Important Fee Changes!
The following fee changes will be effective July 1, 2010:
• Original Cosmetologist Licensure Fee: Increasing from $25 to $50
• Cosmetologist Renewal Fee: Increasing from $25 to $50
• Delinquent Cosmetologist License Fee: Increasing from $25 to $50
Addresses Removed from Personal Licenses
As a matter of personal safety, the board recently removed addresses from all cosmetology and barber personal licenses. Please remember that the requirement for the licenses to be laminated and posted at work stations is still in effect.
Social Security Number Required
All applications must include the applicant's social security number. Applicants must provide their social security number or the application will be considered deficient. A worker's identification number is not considered a social security number.