Welcome, Florida Cosmetologists

If you are a cosmetologist, you are licensed to practice cosmetology in Florida, which includes the mechanical or chemical treatment of the head, face, and scalp for aesthetic rather than medical purposes. Some of these services include hair shampooing, hair cutting, hair arranging, hair coloring, permanent waving, hair relaxing, hair removing, pedicuring, and manicuring.

If you are coming from out of state, learn more about Florida cosmetology endorsement license requirements.

Cosmetology Renewal Course Online

Cosmetologist License Renewal Information

All cosmetologists in the state of Florida are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education training by October 31st every 2 years as part of the Florida cosmetology renewal requirements. This education must contain instruction on at least:

  • One hour of training on HIV/AIDS & other communicable diseases.
  • Three hours of training on sanitation and sterilization.
  • 30 minutes of training on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  • 30 minutes of training on issues of workers' compensation related to Florida law.
  • Two hours of training on state and federal laws and rules related to cosmetologists, cosmetology, salons, specialists, specialty salons, and booth renters; specifically including but not limited to Chapter 477, F.S., and the Rules of the Board.
  • One hour of training on chemical makeup related to hair, skin and nails.
  • One hour of training on environmental issues.
  • One hour of Continuing Education training that provides additional instruction in any of the courses approved by the State of Florida for the purpose of Continuing Education.

Initial Cosmetology License Course

4-Hour HIV/AIDS Course for Initial Cosmetology Licensure

Anyone wishing to acquire a Florida cosmetology license must take the 4-hour HIV/AIDS course for initial cosmetology licensure.

4-Hour HIV/AIDS Course Online