8 hours of continuing education are required to renew or reactivate an operator or salon manager license:
4-hour Core continuing education course.
This course must consist of 1 hour of laws and rules; AND
3 hours of health, safety, and infection control standards.
4-hour Professional Practicecontinuing education course.
This course may be based on any or all of the following:
(1) product chemistry and chemistry interaction;
(2) proper use of machines and instruments;
(3) business management and human relations; OR
(4) techniques relevant to the type of license held.
All instructor continuing education courses must be pre-approved by the Board.*
To renew an instructor license, 45 hours of continuing education are required:
30 hours of teaching-methodology courses
15 hours of clinical practice courses
*Courses completed at an accredited college or university (not from licensed cosmetology schools) may be applied toward your instructor license renewal, and are exempt from pre-approval by the Board. Each relevant teaching methodology or clinical practice course may be counted as 15 hours of instructor continuing education. Completion of these courses may be proven (if your renewal application is audited) by submitting an unopened, official transcript.