Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board License Information
In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology in the state of Ohio, students must complete the requirements listed below.
COSMETOLOGY: 1500 HOURS
ADVANCED COSMETOLOGY: 1800 HOURS
ADVANCED ESTHETICS: 750 HOURS
ADVANCED MANICURING: 300 HOURS
HAIR DESIGN: 1200 HOURS
As of April 23, 2018 for Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
To receive a license in the State of Ohio, a student is required to:
Submit the following items to Administration at an exit interview:
Valid Picture ID
Register by creating an account: Go to the Ohio eLicense site: //elicense.ohio.govaccount/register
Complete the hours in a course of instruction;
Apply for an Examination by logging back into your account and follow the online instructions.
Payment- Visa / Master Card / Discover / Pre-Paid Card / Electronic Card
Application fee - Written & Practical - $31.50 / & Work Permit - $39.00
Application fee - Written, Practical & Advanced - $63.00 / & Work Permit - $70.50
(Licensing fees are subject to change without notice).
Note: Due to verification of hours, grades, tuition, the processing of student’s Certification of Hours can take up to three (3) weeks prior to being available to the student to be uploaded to the Ohio eLicense website after completion of hours.
Schedule the examination on your eLicense.Ohio dashboard
Pass the written theory and practical examination conducted by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
Apply for your license on your eLicense Ohio dashboard
NOTICE – Cosmetology Examination “No Show” Policy
Applicants that fail to attend their scheduled examination date must pay a reschedule fee in order to be rescheduled. Failure to provide at minimum a 24-hour notice of cancellation will increase the reschedule fee as follows:
Advanced Only $40.00
Cancellation of a scheduled examination MUST be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation by phone or voice message will not be accepted- rescheduling is through eLicense.Ohio
Work Permit Policy
Applicants scheduling for an examination will only be issued one (1) Work Permit. The work permit will expire on the date of the originally scheduled examination. Rescheduling of an examination date does not extend the date of work permit. Applicant is only eligible for one (1) work permit.
Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board
1929 Gateway Circle
Circle, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Please contact the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board website for more information.
For information on how to file a complaint, please see Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board Complaint Process.