Notice ~ February 2020
The continuing education hours required for cosmetologists, facial specialists, nail specialists and full specialists license has been lowered to a minimum of ten (10) hours, effective February 6, 2020.
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Cosmetology renewal notices were recently mailed for licenses with an October 31, 2019 expiration date.
This year the Board authorized a renewal fee holiday waiving all fees for license renewals for active and inactive licenses. Therefore, no payment is required for renewal. However, licensees are still required to comply with the continuing education requirements.
Paperless Licensing, effective 07/08/2019
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license cosmetology in the State of Florida.
The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for cosmetology. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees can now print licenses by logging into a secure online account with the Department.
This will allow new licensees to enter the workforce at least 7 to 10 business days early, whereas, in the past, they would have to wait for the license to arrive in the mail. In addition to new licenses, this process will allow licensees to renew online and print the license at their convenience, as well as print duplicate licenses as needed without paying a fee.
Still have Questions? Please contact your board for specifics or assistance with registering your online account.
Florida Board of Cosmetology
Customer Contact Center
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Submit Request: Customer Contact Assistance
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