2020 has been quite a year. You’ve likely had to stop working suddenly due to a pandemic, battle unemployment websites, and return to work with masks and new anxieties. Those working in the cosmetology profession deserve a break. And now, October 31st is coming and it is time to start thinking about completing your Florida cosmetology continuing education requirements.
Thankfully, I have some good news for the 2020 cosmetology board renewal for cosmetologists, nail, facial, and full specialists (Group 2). I am starting with the best news.
No Renewal Fees
How much is the fee to renew a Florida cosmetology license? This year (2020), it is zero dollars. Just like in 2019, the board of cosmetology waived all renewal fees for cosmetologists, nail specialists, facial specialists, and full specialists in Group 1. It says it includes active and inactive licenses.
With the fees waived, this means that you only need to complete your continuing education requirements to renew your license or registration in 2020. And, yes, there are even fewer continuing education hours required for this renewal.
Less Continuing Education Hours Needed
Back in February, we shared with you that the Florida board of cosmetology reduced the number of continuing education hours required for renewing a Florida cosmetology, nail specialist, facial specialist, or full specialist license or registration in 2020 from 16 hours to 10 hours.
Our 10-hour Florida cosmetology continuing education course can be completed online at any time that works for your schedule.
Once you complete your course. we report your hours within 24 hours to the Florida Board of Cosmetology (or DBPR). Once your hours are posted to your account, your license or registration will be automatically renewed since there are no renewal fees.
Print Your License
After your license is renewed, you should know that the board will not mail you a license. We had many people contact us last year because they were wondering why their license had not been mailed to them yet. It is your responsibility to print your own license. We made a short tutorial for you on how to print your license right here: Print Cosmetology Board License.
Renewal Date Change
The renewal deadline for cosmetologists, nail, facial, and full specialists is typically October 31st for each group. In 2020, October 31st falls on a Saturday. Because of this date, the board has extended the renewal deadline till November 2nd, 2020 (the following Monday) for Group 2.
Don’t Forget About Your Salon License
One last reminder, this year is also the year that salon licenses need to be renewed. The renewal deadline is November 30th, 2020.
Ready to Complete Your Florida Cosmetology Continuing Education?
Since the only thing you need to do is your continuing education, let’s get that out of the way so you can log in and print your renewed license and get back
- This course is for cosmetologists, nail specialists, facial specialists, and full specialists.
- It is 100% online, self-paced, and easy to navigate.
- The exam is multiple choice and has unlimited retakes.
- We promise fast reporting to the DBPR or Board of Cosmetology.
You can sign up here and complete your 10-hour Florida Continuing Education for hair, nail, and facial professionals with the below link.
Not ready to purchase today? Grab your renewal checklist here: Cosmetology License Renewal Checklist.
Remember, we are not the cosmetology board. If you ever have questions for them, or want to keep up on new laws and rules changes, we suggest checking out their Hot Topics page for the latest updates for the cosmetology profession.