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Cosmetology - 50140

1200 hours

Upon successful completion, this program enables students to sit for the State Cosmetology licensing exam.

General Requirements for Cosmetology License:

a. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age or have received a high school diploma.

b. Applicant must possess a Social Security number to apply.

c. Applicant must:

i. Complete at least 1,000 hours of training at a Florida cosmetology school and be determined competent by a school official to sit for the cosmetology exam, OR

ii. Complete a minimum of 1,200 hours of training at a Florida cosmetology school.

d. Applicant must submit a course completion certificate from a board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS course provider with their application. Applicants who completed their education at a Florida school should submit a board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS course completion certificate from their school. The board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS course must have been completed within two years prior to submitting an application, and the course must be at least 4 hours long. Refer to the list of board-approved Initial HIV/AIDS Courses.

e. Applicant must pass both portions of the cosmetology examination within a two-year period from the date of the first attempt of either portion of the examination. If both portions of the examination are not passed within a two-year period, applicant is required to pass both portions of the examination again. If applicant fails either portion of the examination on the first attempt, applicant can submit a reexamination application without any additional signatures from the cosmetology school. Remedial hours may be required with verification by the cosmetology school.

Total fee for Cosmetology initial application is $63.50. For more information, please visit

Degree Requirements

Required program:

COS 0010Cosmetology I: Theory of Cosmetology (N)

450 hours

COS 0088Cosmetology II: Applied Skills and Tactics (N)

450 hours

COS 0008Cosmetology III: Skillset Review (N)

300 hours