HOW TO OBTAIN A FLORIDA COSMETOLOGY LICENSE BY EXAMINATION

Cosmetologists licensed in another state or country who cannot obtain a Florida cosmology license by endorsement may be able to obtain a license by examination.

Application requirements include the following:

CURRENT COSMETOLOGY LICENSE
Applicants must have their cosmetology license for at least one year prior to the application. You must submit a copy of your current license or authorization to practice from your state or country.

AGE
Applicants must be at least 16 years old or have received a high school diploma.

EXAMINATION
Applicants for a cosmetology license by examination must complete both portions of the examination within two years of their first attempt of either portion of the exam. Need more information regarding the cosmetology exam? The Cosmetology License Examination Candidate Information Booklet is a good place to start.

HIV/AIDS COURSE
You must have completed the 4-Hour Initial HIV/AIDS within two years prior to submitting your application. Take your 4-Hour Initial HIV/AIDS Course now!

FEE
You must pay the required fee as provided in the application. However, military veterans, their spouses, and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount.

APPLICATION
You must complete the required application: Form # DBPR COSMO 2.

For more information, go HERE or call the DBPR Customer Contact Center at 850-487-1395.