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State Requirements For Washington

Washington State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Washington Department of Licensing, Cosmetology Program
PO Box 9048
Olympia, Washington 98507
Phone: (360) 664-6626
Fax: (360) 664-2550

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Written and practical NIC exam must be taken after submitting a completed application, provide current verification from licensee’s current state board.

Examination Languages:
English and Vietnamese; can request an interpreter

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Every 2 years

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.

Prohibited can mean:
A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.
A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.

The state abides by the FDA guidelines.

Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them directly.

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