How to get your license: Cosmetologists

How to get a Washington state license

By law, you must have the proper license to practice cosmetology in the state of Washington. To find out how get your license, see:

How to get a copy of your current WA license

To replace a lost license or request an additional copy, mail us:

If you have a license in another state

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

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

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