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No, hours are only certified if you're licensed.
Yes, with the following exceptions:
All written and performance exams are given by D.L. Roope. For more information, please visit their website at dlroope.com.
Yes, as long as you make sure both the front and back are visible through the laminate.
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PO Box 3856
Seattle, WA 98124-3856
Contact the cosmetology licensing board in the state you're moving to. We don't provide license certification letters, but the state where you're moving can get your Washington license status with our license lookup.
You can start working after you have received the appropriate license(s). The law requires all licenses to be posted. We'll issue a license after we receive all required documents and fees (where applicable).
Yes, you have to pay the late fee. Failure to get a notice of license renewal from us does not constitute cause for failure to renew.
No, you must reinstate your cancelled license. Before we can reinstate your cancelled license, you must:
We don't have discretion to renew the license without meeting these relicensing requirements.
You can find your license and license number online using the License Lookup tool.
See step-by-step instructions on how to update your insurance online.
Household bleach is made of 5.25% Sodium Hypochlorite (52,500 ppm); therefore, a 1% bleach solution is 525 ppm. Some experiments have shown that 200 ppm (or even less in some experiments) will inactivate most viruses. Therefore it would seem that a 1% solution of household bleach might be adequate. However, hypochlorite is substantially and quickly inactivated in the presence of organic matter. So, although 1% may be adequate for surface decontamination, a 10% dilution may be a better choice for inactivation of virus when one is cleaning out areas which have been infested by rodents. This 10% concentration is currently supported in Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Infection Control recommendations. For details see the.
Special Pathogens Branch recommends a 10% bleach solution be used to inactivate hantaviruses. (A 10% solution corresponds to 1½ cups of household bleach per gallon of water, or 1 part bleach to 9 parts water.) For details see the.
Yes, you can use a product that is registered with the EPA as a disinfectant that contains demonstrated virucidal, fungicidal, and germicidal properties. For details see the.
Read the product information on the label or on the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for information on disinfection properties of the product. To be acceptable, the product must be an EPA registered, hospital-grade disinfectant with demonstrated bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal properties. For details see the.
In Washington State, a licensed physician may delegate the use of medical prescriptive devices. They can do this with a trained and licensed professional whose license and scope of practice allows the use of medical prescriptive devices. For more information, contact the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) at 1-800-525-0127 or go to the DOH website.
Estheticians and Master Estheticians may use medical devices that the FDA has approved as “over the counter.” Master Estheticians may use medical devices listed with the FDA as a “prescriptive device.” They may only do so under the authority of a licensed physician.
Laser technicians can get a master esthetics license or get a license under DOH that would allow them to use a medical prescriptive device.
The FDA defines medical devices as “prescriptive or over the counter” in their approved intended use statement. To verify if a medical device is “prescriptive” or “over the counter,” enter the product code on the FDA Product Classification website.
The Cosmetology Section provides technical assistance to applicants and licensees if requested. To schedule an appointment, please email us at DOLCosmo@dol.wa.gov. During a technical assistance visit you can learn about: