You must pass the Cosmetologist License by Examination test to receive a cosmetology license in Florida. You must complete the exam application by meeting the minimum education and age requirements and paying the fee to take this test.Continue Reading
Persons interested in receiving their cosmetology license in Florida must be at least 16 years old or exhibit proof of a high school diploma. Getting a cosmetology license in Florida requires a minimum of 1200 hours of education in a cosmetology program from a licensed Florida cosmetology school. Additionally, the application requires a four-hour HIV and AIDs educational course and proof of graduation from the cosmetology program. Individuals must provide a Social Security number to apply for the initial exam for the Florida cosmetology license. As of 2015, the initial exam fee is $68 to become a fully licensed Florida cosmetologist.
Apply for the exam online at MyFloridalicense.com, or print out an application to send to the Florida Board of Cosmetology. Experience is not a factor in determining education. If you are transferring from another state where you hold a current and active license, then you may take the Florida exam by endorsement granted you have met the required 1200 educational hours from a similar program. You can also bypass this requirement if you have only 1000 hours and hold a current and active license for at least one year.Learn more about Skin Care