Wow! So good to have 2020 behind us. The below article is now, like banana clips, a little out of date. If your license expired in 2020, you need to refer to our page on Florida cosmetology board null and void licenses.
2020 was quite a year. You 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, we have some good news for the 2020/2021 cosmetology board renewals for cosmetologists, nail, facial, and full specialists. Let’s start with the best news for those still needing to renew for 2020. Then we will get to the changes that affect both the 2020 and 2021 renewals
No Renewal Fees for 2020
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. We do not have any news about changes for 2021 fees at this time.
Less Continuing Education Hours Needed
This change applies to both 2020 and 2021 renewals. Back in February 2020, 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.
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