Is this course approved by the Florida Board of Cosmetology?
Yes. All of our cosmetology classes have been examined and approved for initial or continuing cosmetology education credit by the Florida Board of Cosmetology. You may read and review our Board approval letters here.
What does the class cost?
We offer three different classes:
Why should I take my cosmetology class online?
One word: convenience. The class is available online anytime. Use your desktop, phone or tablet. Complete it at home when you have a little free time. Your completion is reported to the Board of Cosmetology within 24 hours of passing the class exam.
Who is required to take a cosmetology continuing education class?
Every licensed cosmetology professional must complete a continuing education course in alternating years. This is true whether you are a cosmetologist, nail technician, facial specialist, full specialist, hair braider, hair wrapper, or body wrapper. Failure to complete your continuing education prior to the end of your renewal cycle may result in your license becoming inactive such that you are not permitted to work.
What is the deadline for me to complete the continuing education class?
The renewal deadline is October 31st every two years. You may verify your specific deadline to complete the class here.
Which class do I need to take?
If you are a cosmetologist, nail technician, facial specialist, or full specialist:
If you are a hair braider, hair wrapper, or body wrapper:
If you are seeking cosmetology licensure for the first time:
If you are seeking a license by endorsement (out-of-state):
Do you offer the 4-hour HIV/AIDS course for initial licensure?
Yes. You may take the 4-hour HIV/AIDS class for initial licensure here. This is the initial course for first time licensees or licensees from out-of-state seeking an endorsement license.
Do you offer the 2-hour HIV/AIDs course?
Yes. You may take the 2-hour HIV/AIDs course here. This is the continuing education course for hair braiders, hair wrappers, and body wrappers.
How long is the cosmetology course?
There’s no timer. Read and review the content at your own pace and convenience.
How does the course exam work? Is it open book?
Relax. This is a “no fail” exam. The exam is open book. Feel free to review and double-check the course book as you take the exam. “No fail” means that you are free to take the exam as many times as you need to pass. The passing grade is 75%.
When is my class completion reported to the Board of Cosmetology?
Your class completion is reported electronically to the state within 24 hours of your passing the exam. Usually your license is sent to you by the state within 30 days after completing the class.
How do I receive the completion certificate?
After you pass the exam, the completion certificate is emailed to you in PDF format. You may also download the class completion certificate from your account page.
What should I do if my license is expired, inactive, or delinquent?
Take our continuing education class here and pay your renewal fee. To renew your license, go to https://www.myfloridalicense.com/intercept.asp. For questions about renewing your license, you may also contact the Board of Cosmetology at 850-487-1395.
What type of class is required to satisfy out-of-state license endorsement requirements?
You may qualify for licensure in Florida without having to take an examination by holding an active cosmetology license in another state whose requirements for licensure are comparable or more stringent than Florida requirements (1,200 educational hours and passage of a written examination). However, you must complete the 4-hour HIV/AIDS course and submit the certificate of completion with your endorsement application. For more information about an endorsement license go here.
I'm a licensed cosmetologist in another country. What class do I need to take 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. However, you must complete the 4-hour Initial HIV/AIDS course and submit the certificate of completion with your application. For more information about obtaining a Florida cosmetology license by examination go here.
My cosmetology license has lapsed and is now null and void. What class do I need to take to reinstate my license?
A license becomes “null and void” when a licensee fails to renew for two consecutive license cycles. You may qualify to reinstate your null and void license if it lapsed due to illness or economic hardship. However, you must complete the 4-hour Initial HIV/AIDS Course and submit the completion certificate with the application to reinstate your license. For more information about reinstating a null and void cosmetology license go here.
I'm a barber and I need to take the 2-hour HIV/AIDS Continuing Education Course. Do you offer that course?
Yes. Please go to RenewBarber.com to take the 2-hour HIV/AIDS Barber Continuing Education Class.
What is your refund policy?
If the Board of Cosmetology refuses to accept our online class for credit, then we will refund your class cost promptly and cheerfully. If you are having any issues, please contact us via email at [email protected]
Does this course provide legal advice?
No. The material is not intended to constitute legal advice. The portions of the class dealing with the law provide only general legal principles. The participant should consult a licensed attorney for answers to specific legal questions. This class is not a substitute for consulting with an attorney.