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Cosmetologist Re-Examination (COSMO 3)

This application is used by applicants seeking an initial license who have previously failed any part of the Florida cosmetology examination. If an applicant fails any portion of the Florida cosmetology examination on the second attempt, the applicant must complete 40 remedial hours which must verified by a Florida school. If an applicant fails any portion of the Florida cosmetology examination on the third attempt, the applicant must complete 80 remedial hours which must be verified by a Florida school.

Application Requirements:
 
  • EDUCATION: For cosmetology applicants that only completed 1,000 hours of education in Florida prior to taking the initial examination, you must return to school and complete the remaining 200 hours of education before you can apply for reexamination. The school official must sign the portion of the application verifying completion of 1,200 cosmetology education hours and the completion date.
  • EXAMINATION: Applicants must complete both portions of the Florida cosmetology examination within a two-year period from the date of the first attempt of either portion of the exam. If both portions of the Florida cosmetology examination are not passed within a two year period, the applicant will be required to pass both portions of the examination again. If the applicant fails any portion of the Florida cosmetology examination on the first attempt, the applicant can submit a re-examination application without any additional signatures from the cosmetology school. Remedial hours may be required with verification by the school. For more information regarding the Florida cosmetology examination, please review the Cosmetology License Examination Candidate Information Booklet.
  • HIV/AIDS COURSE: If the initial HIV/AIDS course completion certificate submitted with your original Florida cosmetology examination application is over two years old, you must complete another initial HIV/AIDS course, and submit the course completion certificate with your re-examination application. All initial HIV/AIDS courses must be four hours long. For more information, please refer to our list of board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS Courses.
  • FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application. Make check payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Military veterans may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit our DBPR Veterans Services page for more information.
  • APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the "Printable Application" link at the bottom of the page.

  • MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession's application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).


If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application, please call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395 or use our convenient contact form.


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