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Florida Board of Cosmetology Continuing Education Exemption 2024 and 2025 renewalsUpdated a month ago

Continuing Education Exemption Information released by the Board.

On May 17, 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 382 into law.  SB 382 reduces regulatory burdens on Department of Business and Professional Regulation license holders by exempting certain licensees from continuing education requirements.  Pursuant to SB 382, a licensee is exempt from continuing education requirements if they meet the following criteria:

  1. The licensee is licensed by one of the following Department of Business and Professional Regulation Boards, Councils, or Licensing Programs:
    1. Asbestos Licensing Unit
    2. Barbers’ Board
    3. Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board
    4. Board of Cosmetology
    5. Home Inspectors Licensing Program
    6. Mold-Related Services Licensing Program
    7. Board of Pilot Commissioners
    8. Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers
    9. Board of Veterinary Medicine
  2. The licensee holds an active license.
  3. The licensee has held their license continuously for at least 10 years.
  4. No discipline has been imposed against the license.

Effective July 1, 2024, all licensees who meet all the above requirements will be exempted from their current continuing education requirements and will be able to verify their exemption status through their online account or by searching the Department’s online licensing portal, at: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp?mode=0&SID.

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