How to get your license: Cosmetologists

Due to facility issues, this licensing program has limited operations. There may be delays in responding to requests. We apologize for the inconvenience. We’re working toward resuming all business operations as soon as possible.

How to get a license

You must have a license to practice cosmetology in Washington. To find out how get your license, see:

To get a copy of your current WA license…

Mail us:

If you have a license in another state

We only issue licenses for WA. To get licensed in another state, contact the licensing board in that state. See the NIC website for a list of U.S. licensing boards.

If you apply for a WA license, it won’t affect your license in another state.

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