Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

To receive a cosmetology license in the state of California a student must:

  1. Complete a cosmetology course in a school approved by the California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology.
  2. Submit an application and required fee.
  3. Have at least a 10th grade education or its equivalent and is at least 17 years of age.
  4. Must receive a passing score on the written test.