How to get your cosmetology instructor license: School graduate
To be licensed as an instructor, you must:
- Graduate from a school approved and licensed by the Department of Licensing, with the minimum required 500 classroom hours.
- Have a current cosmetology, barber, manicure and/or esthetics license in Washington State.
- Pass the state-approved written and performance examinations.
How to get your license
After you complete your required hours and pass the exams, apply and pay the fee online at www.cosmetologywashington.com.
Where can I find information about the examinations?
Please see Frequently asked questions.
Post your license
Your license must be posted at your work station.