How to renew your license: Cosmetology school

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Things to know

  • License expires annually
  • You can submit your renewal fee and documentation 120 days before your license expires
  • A DOL inspector will conduct a site visit before the license expiration date
  • If your license expires before you renew:
    • Your students can't earn hours towards licensure while your license is in expired status
    • Late fees will apply
    • Your license could be subject to disciplinary action

How to renew

Our renewal process has changed! You'll need to answer criminal history questions and provide documents if needed.

  1. Complete a School Renewal Application and gather all required attachments listed on the form.
  2. Submit the application, all required attachments, and a check or money order payable to the Department of Licensing for the renewal fee to:

    Cosmetology Program
    Department of Licensing
    PO Box 3856
    Seattle, WA 98124-3856

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