FLORIDA COSMETOLOGY LICENSES INFORMATION

If you feel attracted to beauty and style and you would like to help people look and feel better, consider becoming a cosmetologist. Florida requires all professional cosmetologists to be certified. Therefore, if you are wondering how to become a cosmetologist, you first should learn how to get a cosmetology license.  As with any other career, getting a cosmetology license has a process; you must fulfill a series of requirements established by the Board of Cosmetology of Florida.

Whether you want to become a makeup artist, an esthetician, a nail technician, a barber, an electrologist – or a combination of those professions –the only unvarying step for Florida residents is to graduate from a state-approved beauty, cosmetology, barber or electrology school.








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In Florida, you have to be at least 16 years old to apply for a cosmetology license. Additionally, you must complete 1200 school hours in a cosmetology education program.  Remember to choose a school with courses that are approved by the Board of Cosmetology of Florida. It is not a “must” to hold a high school diploma or GED. Once the previous conditions are met, you will have to pass the cosmetology license examination which consists of a written and a practical examination.  Specialties do not require examination. Florida also requires applicants to submit the HIV/AIDS course completion certificate received from their school.

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For a list of HIV/AIDS courses approved by the Board of Cosmetology of Florida, please refer to: http://myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/hiv_prov_crs.pdf. For a list of the ones approved by the Barber’s board, visit: http://myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/barb_ce_prov.pdf.

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