Cosmetology Establishment

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License Information​

Per 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.

A 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 examining board.

Application for Licensure

1397​Information for Establishment License Application 
​Establishment Floor Plan Document
3051​Notice of Change in Manager/Responsible Licensee
2471​Compliance Inspection Report
1743Procedures for Exposure to Blood or Bodily Fluids
2253​Barbering and Cosmetology Convictions Form (if applicable)

Renewal Information


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Renewal Method​

RDAFRenewal Dates and Fees