This page provides information for Wyoming license requirements including how to apply for a new license, renew an existing one, reactivate an expired license and Wyoming license reciprocity for when you need to transfer a license to this state or out of state. If available, we provide other useful information such as cosmetology school hours requirements, how to apply for additional license for professions like manicurists, nail technicians, instructors etc. If you did not find the answer you were looking for on this page or if you have questions or issues pertaining to cosmetology, then we recommend you contact the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology.

Wyoming Cosmetology License Verification

If you need to verify a license for a salon or person, then you can do so by visiting the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology license verification website. From there you can search for the person or business and see if there are any disciplinary actions on record. This will allow you to make an informed decision about the person and or business providing your service.

Renew Wyoming License

You can renew your license online:

Application Forms

Below is a list of application forms you can download, fill out and submit it to the state board:

Wyoming Cosmetology School Hours

Type Requirements
Cosmetologist License 2000 Hours
Hairstylist License 1200 Hours
Barber License Contact The Board Of Barbering
Esthetician License 600 Hours
Waxing License 125 Hours
Nail Technician License 400 Hours
Permanent Makeup Artist License Contact Department Of Health Tattooing Dept.
Electrologist License Contact The Board Of Medicine
Cosmetology Instructor License Cosmetology License + 1000 Hours
Massage Therapist License Varies By Municipality
Coming from another state, how can I get a Wyoming license?

Endorsement (if you meet the following requirements)

  • You must have graduated from a state recognized school and taken a board administered written and practical examination. (Apprenticeship training is only recognized if it is a certified program through a State Regulatory Agency)
  • If you have less than our required hours, 1600 for Cosmetology, 1000 for Hairstylists, 600 for Esthetician, 400 for Nail Technician, license plus 500 hour for Instructor, you will need to prove at least one year work history in your field. If you have taken the NIC written and practical examination you will not need to verify work history
  • Provide proof of lawful presence


  • If you do not qualify for Endorsement you will have to take the Wyoming written and practical examination
  • Wyoming examinations are held every other month, starting in January of each year. Our exams are held in Casper, Wyoming at the Parkway Plaza Hotel. You will receive your results within approximately two weeks of the examination date. You must have your Wyoming license in hand prior to working
Do I renew for 1 or 2 years?

The first year you obtain your Wyoming license it is issued for one year from the month of acquisition. After that you will be set up on a two year renewal expiring in the month of your birth date. License fees are currently $96 for two years.

If you have further questions please refer to the Board Rules and Regulations posted on this site, or call the Board office at 307-777-3534.