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Cosmetologist License by Current Licensure in Another State or Country (COSMO 2)

A Florida cosmetology license is required to perform cosmetology services. Out-of-state or out-of-country Cosmetologists who are unable to endorse their licenses in Florida may be eligible for examination as a Cosmetologist in Florida if they have held their cosmetology license for at least one year.

Application Requirements:
 
  • AGE: Cosmetology applicants for licensure by examination must be at least 16 years of age or have received a high school diploma.
  • EXAMINATION: Applicants must complete both portions of the examination within a two-year period from the date of the first attempt of either portion of the exam. If both portions of the 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 either portion of the examination on the first attempt, the applicant can submit a reexamination application without any additional signatures from the cosmetology school. Remedial hours may be required with verification by the school. For more information regarding the Cosmetology examination, please review the Cosmetology License Examination Candidate Information Booklet.
    • If you wish to take the licensure examination in Spanish you will need to request this when you schedule your examination. Additional information can be found here.
    • If you require testing accommodations due to a disability you can find more information here.
  • HIV/AIDS COURSE: Applicants who completed their education at a Florida school should submit the initial HIV/AIDS course completion certificate received from their school. The HIV/AIDS course must have been completed within two years prior to submitting an application and must be at least four hours long. For more information, please refer to our list of board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS Courses.

  • Submit a copy of current license or authorization from other state/country.
  • 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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