Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Cosmetologist credential is 03/31/odd years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Pre-Credential Education Information
- The applicant has graduated from high school or has attained high school graduation equivalency as determined by the Department of Public Instruction; is participating in a program approved by the Examining Board; or is at least 18 years old and meets the ability to benefit rule under 20 USC 1091 (d).
An applicant completes the following:
A course of instruction in cosmetology of at least 1550 training hours in not less than 10 months in a school of cosmetology licensed under Wis. Stat. § 440.62 (3)(ar) or (b), exempted under Wis. Stat. § 440.61, or accredited by an accrediting agency approved by the Board or has successfully completed an apprenticeship under Wis. Stat. § 454.10.
Application for Licensure
If you are not licensed in another state, you must schedule an appointment for examination with the Department's contracted vendor,
DL Roope Administration Inc.
Licensure by Endorsement
to 2017 Wisconsin Act 81, all one-hour courses for endorsement
applicants on Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Code relating to the
practice of Cosmetology should be submitted for review to DSPSExaminationsOffice@wisconsin.gov.
Endorsement applications must undergo statute review, please contact the department for additional information regarding the review and timeline at firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Currently Approved Courses
|3044||Certification of Training|
|3047||Apprentice Theory Certification of Training|
|3048||Apprentice Practical Certification of Training|
|1681||Application for Licensure by Endorsement|
|373||Verification of Licensure|
|3212||Employment Verification for Cosmetologist Apprentice Trainers|
|2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
|3071||Fax Payment Form|
Application by Reinstatement (License Expired Five Years or More)
A person whose license has been expired for more than 5 years is required to pass the current licensing examination (written and practical) to demonstrate minimum competency in services and subjects substantially related to practice and public health and safety.
To request an approval letter to take the examination, please call or send an email to the Department with the following information: your name (prior names if your name has changed), your license number and your current address.
You will be required to submit the reinstatement fee to the Department of Safety & Professional Services after passing the examination.