Apply For Washington Cosmetology License

If you are looking to apply for a Washington cosmetology license or need to renew your cosmetology license in Washington, then we provide additional information below including the types of licenses available, educational hours needed to complete and the WA reciprocity application process. To get started with getting your license you would need to apply at the Washington state board of cosmetology.

Washington Cosmetology Licenses
  • » Barber
  • » Cosmetologist
  • » Esthetician
  • » Manicurist

Cosmetology License Requirements In Washington
Must be at least 17 years of age.

Washington School Hour Requirements
Barber: 1000 Barber School Hours
Cosmetologist: 1600 Beauty School Hours
Esthetician: 600 Esthetics School Hours
Manicurist: 600 Nail School Hours

Washington Cosmetology License Renewal Process
Washington cosmetology licenses are valid for two years. The state of Washington requires 16 hours of continuing education every two years. To renew your license in Washington you need to provide the Washington Cosmetology Board with your renewal fee, renewal form and proof of continuing education hours.

Cosmetology Reciprocity In Washington
Cosmetology Reciprocity: All applicants licensed in other states are eligible to take written and practical examinations if they have completed the required number of training hours for licensure in Washington.