- Consumer Assistance
- Renew or Apply for a License
- About Us
- DORA Home
The vendor that administers the examinations for the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure (the Office) is PSI. You apply for and schedule your examinations at https://candidate.psiexams.com/ or by calling 1-800-733-9267.
NOTE: If you have an active license for one of the professions above in another state or jurisdiction you need to apply for a license by endorsement with DPO.
Those wishing to apply for a barber, cosmetologist, esthetician, hairstylist or nail technician license BY ENDORSEMENT must now do so using the online system. Please use the link below to be directed to Online Services. Upon your first visit, you must register an account with the Division.
If you have already mailed a paper application to the Division, DO NOT apply online as well. If the paper application you mailed is incomplete, Licensing will contact you for further information and/or documentation.
A checklist of required items is also posted below. Please review the checklist before you begin your online application to ensure you are prepared to submit all required information and documentation to the Division. Failing to provide all information will result in delays.
If you are a foreign-trained or foreign-licensed applicant, you must have your training and experience reviewed by one of the following credentialing agencies. The final report must be sent directly to our office. Please ensure that you receive a review of your credentials from one of the below agencies. If the credential review provider is unable to provide information or if you are required to return to school, the application fee for licensure by endorsement is non-refundable.
As of November 25th, 2014:
International Credentialing Associates (ICA) will no longer conduct evaluations for Nail Technicians, below you will find a list of the list of the license types ICA is currently reviewing and providing evaluations for:
Foreign Trained Cosmetologist and Hairstylists only - please contact:
International Credentialing Associates
10801 Starkey Road, Suite 104
Seminole, FL 33777
Telephone: (727) 549-8555
Fax Number: (727) 549-8554
As of November 25th, 2014:
International Education Research Foundation (IERF) continues to provide evaluations for all license types, below you will find a list of the individual license types that IERF provides evaluations for:
For all Foreign Trained Barbers, Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Hairstylists and Nail Technicians - please contact:
International Education Research Foundation
Post Office Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Telephone: (310) 258-9451
All costs associated with the review are the responsibility of the applicant.
|Application for License by Examination
Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions for quick answers and email information.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required in order to view and print many of these materials. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download the latest free version directly from the Adobe website, or convert a document to text.