MARYLAND

MARYLAND

STATE BOARD INFORMATION
    COSMETOLOGIST
    HAIR STYLIST
    BLOWDRY STYLIST
    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS & RENEWAL

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6
    Maryland State Board of Cosmetology, beginning on October 1, 2018, to require a licensee renewing a license to complete at least six credit hours of continuing education approved by the Board to qualify for the renewal of a license.

    2 credit hours must be in health, safety, and welfare
    4 credit hours can be in general elective subjects.

    COSMETOLOGIST
    Must be at least 17 years of age and completed 9th grade or G.E.D.
    Applicant must submit proof of completion of 1500 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 24 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25

    HAIR STYLIST
    Must be at least 17 years of age and completed 9th grade or G.E.D.
    Applicant must submit proof of completion of 1200 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 15 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25

    BLOW DRY
    Must be at least 17 years of age and completed 9th grade or G.E.D. Applicants must submit proof of completion of at least 350 hours of training in an approved cosmetology.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25

    SENIOR COSMETOLOGIST
    Must have 2 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and passing grades on the senior cosmetologist exam.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25

    BARBERS
    Barber Stylist Limited
    MASTER BARBER
    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS & RENEWAL
    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 0 Maryland State Board has not set CEC yet for this license

    BARBER
    Proof of completion of 1200 hours of barber student training in a barber school or
    2250 hours
    as a registered apprentice in a licensed barbershop and qualify by examination given by the Board.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $50

    MASTER BARBER
    Must have 15 months of experience as a licensed barber and a passing grade on the master barber exam and the barber exam.

    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $50

    BARBER\STYLIST LIMITED
    Proof of completion of 900 hours of barber student training in a barber school or 1,650 hours as an apprentice barber-stylist limited in a licensed barbershop and qualify by examination given by the Board. Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $50
    NAIL TECHNICIAN
    LICENSED UNDER COSMETOLOGY
    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS & RENEWAL
    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6
    Maryland State Board of Cosmetology, beginning on October 1, 2018, to require a licensee renewing a license to complete at least six credit hours of continuing education approved by the Board to qualify for the renewal of a license.
    2 credit hours must be in health, safety, and welfare
    4 credit hours can be in general elective subjects.
    NAIL TECHNICIAN 
    Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D. Proof of completion of at least 250 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 8 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25
    ESTHETICIANS
    LICENSED UNDER COSMETOLOGY
    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS & RENEWAL
    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6
    Maryland State Board of Cosmetology, beginning on October 1, 2018, to require a licensee renewing a license to complete at least six credit hours of continuing education approved by the Board to qualify for the renewal of a license.
    2 credit hours must be in health, safety, and welfare
    4 credit hours can be in general elective subjects.
    ESTHETICIANS  Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D. Proof of completion of at least 600 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 12 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon.
    Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25

    MAKE UP ARTIST LICENSE CERTIFICATION FORM
    A Maryland Board Approved Cosmetic Company or School of Training must certify the following information on the form above.
    Certification must be typed. Hand written certification will not be accepted.

    BUSINESSES
    FULL/LIMITED
    BARBERSHOP
    MOBILE SALON
    COSMETOLOGY
    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS & RENEWAL

    REINSTATE EXPIRED SPA / SALON / SHOP PERMIT:
    Avoid paying $150 New Inspection Fee: a permit holder must APPLY to the respective board within 45 days after the permit expires to meet renewal requirements and pay both a renewal fee and a reinstatement fee.

    COSMETOLOGY Owner Salon & Owner Limited Practice:
    A partnership, corporation, or limited liability company through which cosmetology is practiced in Maryland must hold a permit issued by the Board. All salon permit applicants must provide evidence of the business’ Good Standing status with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). Evidence may be provided by printing a results screen from SDAT’s Charter Record Search database. Once the business entity is located through the search, click on the “General Info” link. Print that window, and send it to the Board. There is no fee due to SDAT for printing the window.
    License Period: Two-year period from the date of issuance.
    Owner Salon:
    Original - $200 Renewal - $50 Late Fee - $50
    Owner Limited Practice
    Original - $200 Renewal - $50 Late Fee - $50
    BARBERSHOP Owner & Owner Limited Practice
    Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or G.E.D. Proof of completion of at least 600 hours of training in a cosmetology school or 12 months as a registered apprentice in a licensed beauty salon. Original/Renewal/Late Fee – $25
    MOBILE Owner & Owner Limited Practice To apply for a mobile salon license on behalf of your corporation (INC. or CORP.), partnership, limited liability corporation (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), or sole proprietorship, you must: Be 18 years of age or older & complete this application.
    FOR CORPORATIONS ONLY: Must be an owner of an existing salon. Provide a copy of the Articles of Incorporation, and obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
    APPLICATION FOR MOBILE SALON
    APPRENTICESHIPS
    SPONSORSHIPS
    LICENSE REQUIREMENTS & FORMS

    APPRENTICESHIP COSMETOLOGIST
    Limited To A 2 Year Original License and 2 Year Renewal.
    Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be Signed by a Senior Cosmetologist. Must complete 24 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to Mail MONTHLY training reports to the Board each month.
    FEES: Apprentice Original – $10 Renewal – $10 Late Fee – N/A
    APPLICATION FORM FOR APPRENTICESHIP COSMETOLOGY
    SPONSERSHIP FORM

    APPRENTICESHIP HAIR STYLIST
    Limited To A 1 Year Original License and 1 Year Renewal.
    Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be Signed by a Senior
    Cosmetologist or a Two-Year Licensed Hairstylist.
    Must complete 15 months of training
    with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to Mail MONTHLY training reports
    to the Board each month.
    FEES: Apprentice Original $10   Renewal – $10  Late Fee – N/A
    APPLICATION FORM FOR APPRENTICESHIP HAIR STYLIST
    SPONSERSHIP FORM

    APPRENTICESHIP ESTHETICIAN
    Limited To A 1 Year Original License and 1 Year Renewal.
    Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be Signed by a Senior Cosmetologist or a Two-Year Licensed Esthetician. Must complete 12 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to Mail MONTHLY training reports to the Board each month.
    FEES:
    Apprentice Original $10   Renewal – $10  Late Fee – N/A
    APPLICATION FORM FOR APPRENTICESHIP ESTHETICIAN
    SPONSERSHIP FORM

    APPRENTICESHIP NAIL TECHNICIAN
    Limited To A 1 Year Original License and 1 Year Renewal.
    Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be Signed by a Senior Cosmetologist or a Two-Year Licensed Nail Technician. Must complete 8 months of training with at least 20 hours per week.
    Licensees are required to Mail MONTHLY training reports to the Board each month.
    FEES:
    Apprentice Original $10   Renewal – $10  Late Fee – N/A
    APPLICATION FORM FOR APPRENTICESHIP NAIL TECHNICIAN
    SPONSERSHIP FORM

    APPRENTICESHIP BARBER
    Allowed to a 2 year original license and (1) 2 year renewal.
    Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be Signed by a Master Barber. Must complete 2,250 hours of training with at least 30 hours per week.
    Licensees are required to Mail MONTHLY training reports to the Board each month.
    FEES:
    Apprentice Original $10   Renewal – N/A  Late Fee – N/A
    APPLICATION FORM FOR APPRENTICESHIP BARBER
    SPONSERSHIP FORM

    APPRENTICESHIP LIMITED BARBER STYLIST
    Allowed to a 2 year original license and (1) 2 year renewal.
    Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be Signed by a Master Barber. Must complete 1,650 hours of training with at least 30 hours per week.
    Licensees are required to Mail MONTHLY training reports to the Board each month.
    FEES:
    Apprentice Original $10   Renewal – N/A  Late Fee – N/A
    APPLICATION FORM FOR APPRENTICESHIP LIMITED BARBER STYLIST
    SPONSERSHIP FORM

    The Maryland Board of Cosmetologists are open and serving our customers through our online licensing resources, via e-mail and telephone, and by limited in-person appointments.
    Please note, walk-in assistance is not available. 

     

    Appointments:
    Monday – Friday
    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
    Enter the building using the Calvert St.
    Arrive at least 10 minutes early before your scheduled appointment time.