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Cosmetology Manager – License Information

To obtain a Cosmetology Manager license by examination:

1. Hold a current Cosmetologist license.

2. Complete one of the following training and/or experience requirements:

  • 4,000 hours of practice as a licensed Cosmetologist under the supervision of a licensed Cosmetology Manager.
  • 2,000 hours of practice as a licensed Cosmetologist and 150 training hours of theoretical instruction in a school of cosmetology licensed by the Department. 

3. Pass the examination.  Contact the Department's contracted vendor, Pearson VUE, by calling 1‑800‑274‑7488 or visit their website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/wi/cos/.

4. After passing the examination, a license will be issued by the Department. 

To obtain a Cosmetology Manager license by endorsement:

If you are currently licensed in another state and have completed at least 4,000 hours of licensed practice, you may apply for licensure by endorsement.

To reinstatement a Cosmetology Manager license:

A person whose license has been expired for more than 5 years is required to pass the current licensing examination (written and practical) to demonstrate minimum competency in services and subjects substantially related to practice and public health and safety.

To request an approval letter to take the examination, please call or send an email to the Department with the following information: your name (prior names if your name has changed), your license number and your current address.

You will be required to submit the reinstatement fee to the Department of Safety & Professional Services after passing the examination.

To renew a Cosmetology Manager license:

Click here to see the cosmetology manager renewal information page.

Application Process