Rhode Island Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

Rhode Island: The Ocean State

If you are interested in getting your Rhode Island cosmetology license or other beauty license, below is all the information you need to know about getting licensed in the Ocean State!

Licenses Available:

Required Hours:
Barber: 1500 Barber School Hours
Electrologist: 650 Electrolysis Training Hours
Esthetician: 600 Esthetics School Hours
Hairdresser, Cosmetician: 1500 Beauty SChool Hours
Manicurist: 300 Nail School Hours 

License Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must have high school diploma or G.E.D.

Reciprocity: Rhode Island considers reciprocity on a case-by-case basis. It is granted to applicants with credentials equal to or greater than those of Rhode Island. Work experience may be considered (100 hours of credit for each 3 months you have been licensed, not to exceed 500 hours of credit.)

Rhode Island cosmetology licenses must be renewed every two years. At this time, no continuing education hours are required to renew. To renew your license in Rhode Island, the following are due to the RI cosmetology board:
- Renewal form
- Fee

RI State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information:
Board of Hairdressing and Barbering
Office of Health Professionals Regulation
3 Capital Hill - Room 105
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-2827
Fax: (401) 222-1272

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