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Florida is a wonderful location to complete your cosmetology studies. In addition to a good choice of academies and colleges the climate is great for after-school recreation.
In order to become a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Florida, you first must complete a comprehensive program from a cosmetology school. The course needs to be at least 1,200 hours in length, and since The Florida Board of Cosmetology does not regulate these courses, it’s up to you to make sure that you’re completing the amount of hours necessary.
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After completing the required hours and earning your diploma or certificate, you will then need to complete and submit an Application for Initial License Based on Florida Education. You can go to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to find this application, complete it, and get the information you need to prepare for the cosmetology examinations that you must pass in order to earn your license. The website will also cover any fees you’ll need to pay in order to receive your license.
Once your application has been approved it’s time to take the tests. You’ll receive a written notice from a third party vendor, Pearson VUE, to schedule a date and time for your written exam. Each test lasts about two hours and after you’ve completed and passed them the Department will contact you to issue your brand new license.
All that is left now is to maintain your license. You’ll have to renew it on a biennial basis by completing at least sixteen continuing education units and covering the renewal fee. The Department website has a list of approved continuing education providers so finding the classes you need shouldn’t be a chore.
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Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy – Brandon-Tampa area
Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy – Lakeland
Aveda Institute – Winter Park
Aveda Institute – Davie
Aveda Institute – Jacksonville
Aveda Institute – Tallahassee
Aveda Institute – Clearwater
Beauty Schools of America – Hialeah
Beauty Schools of America -Homestead
Beauty Schools of America -Miami
Beauty Schools of America -Miami Beach
Beauty Schools of America -North Miami Beach
Empire Beauty School – Fort Lauderdale-Lauderhill
Empire Beauty School – West Palm Beach
Regency Beauty Institute – Tampa
Regency Beauty Institute – Clearwater
Regency Beauty Institute – Fort Myers
Regency Beauty Institute – Orange Park
The Salon Professional Academy – Lady Lake
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers – Hollywood
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers – Miami Beach
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers – Casselberry
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers – West Palm Beach
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More interested in other types of beauty schools? Check out our pages that list Florida schools for nail technicians, estheticians, barbers and makeup artists.
Beauty Colleges & Schools State Listings
American Academy of Cosmetology – Delray Beach
American Institute – Ft. Lauderdale-Margate
Boca Beauty Academy – Boca Raton
Cozmo The School – Naples
Daytona College – Ormond Beach
Florida Academy – Fort Myers
Florida Technical College – Deland, Pembroke Pines
Fortis Institute – Pensacola
Hair Benders Academy – Longwood
International Academy – South Daytona
International Hair and Barber Academy – Boca Raton
Loraine’s Academy – St Petersburg
Meridian College – Sarasota – Bradenton-Sarasota
Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty – Lake Park
Shear Excellence Hair Academy – Tampa
Summit Salon Academy – Tampa
Sunstate Academy – Clearwater, Fort Myers
The Hair Design Institute – Apopka, Boynton Beach
Virginia College – Jacksonville, St. Petersburg
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