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 Cosmetology, Hair Design, Barber, Manicurist, Esthetician, or Master Esthetician School Renewal Application (English, Español, Русский, and more) 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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