Now Live: Easier Online License Applications and Renewals!
LicensE, our new, online, self-guided occupational license application platform is now live! The list of licenses available via LicensE plus user guides and other resources are available on the LicensE Customer Information page. Anyone applying for an initial license for any of the credentials listed can apply at license.wi.gov.
LicensE is also available for some license renewals. The list of license renewals available via LicensE is in the chart on the LicensE Customer Information page.
We are introducing a new LicensE Application Status Lookup tool. This tool will make it easier for employers to track the application status of current and future employees, and it will help academic advisors support students during the license application process. To access the Application Status Lookup tool, individuals will need an applicant's 10-digit PAR number. An applicant may provide the number to anyone who could support their application. For more information, see our press release.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Cosmetology Establishment credential is 03/31/ each odd-numbered year. 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.
All establishments where cosmetology is practiced must be licensed as a cosmetology establishment. Establishments must also obtain a license before opening a new business, relocating an existing business, or a changing the ownership of the business.
person who is not licensed under Wis. Stat. 454.06 by the cosmetology examining
board may own or operate an establishment, but may not practice barbering,
cosmetology, aesthetics, electrology, or manicuring. A person who owns a
cosmetology establishment shall employ at least one person as a manager who holds
a cosmetology license and manages the establishment on a full-time basis. The
manager of a cosmetology establishment shall ensure that the establishment
operates in compliance with Wisconsin statutes and rules promulgated by the
Application for Licensure
|1397||Information for Establishment License Application |
|1398||Establishment Floor Plan Document|
|3051||Notice of Change in Manager/Responsible Licensee|
|2471||Compliance Inspection Report|
|1743||Procedures for Exposure to Blood or Bodily Fluids|
|2253||Barbering and Cosmetology Convictions Form (if applicable)|