RENEW - NEW YORK COSMETOLOGY LICENSES INFOMATION

General  

In New York, all licensed professionals in the cosmetology world must be periodically renewing their cosmetology licenses. This will help cosmetologists ensure their knowledge and experience are up to date. In New York, the term of the cosmetology license is four years. You are eligible to renew your cosmetology license three months prior to its expiration. If you fail to renew within one year of its expiration, you will have to pay an additional $10 fee. If you do not renew within five years, you will have to re-apply and pass the examination again. The fee to renew is $40.

If you have an existing NY License Center account, the Department will send you a renewal email notification about three months before the license expires. The email will include a link to your account and if you click on it, you will be able to renew online. If you do not have an existing account, you will receive a notification by mail; the notice will contain the instructions to create a NY License Center account plus a renewal form.  If you do not receive your renewal form and you cannot renew online, email the Division of Licensing Services at Licensing@dos.ny.gov and request a form. Include your full name and mailing address, the type of license renewal form you are requesting, your license identification number and expiration date. Your renewal form will be mailed to you 10 to 15 business days from the date your emailed request is received. If your name or address has changed since your first application, you cannot change while renewing; you must either submit a request or amend it online.  Even if New York does not require continuing education to renew licenses, you may wish to take some continuing education courses to stay up to date.

Makeup and Cosmetics

Renewing your makeup license or cosmetology license is vital to validate that your knowledge and experience are still up to date. In New York, you must renew your hair license every four years.  Approximately three months before the expiration date of your license, the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York will send you a renewal notification by email or mail if you do not have an existing NY License Center account. The fee to renew is $40. You are eligible to renew your license three months prior to the expiration date.

Renewing your makeup license is a simple process if you do it online. Access the NY License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/. Once you create an account and claim your record (if you need help with these steps visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/lc-instructions.html), you can log in. Choose the “Manage My Licenses” tab, and you will see your list of records. The status of your license will display as “About to Expire.” Click on “Renew Application” found under the “Action” column. Complete the renewal application and upload any documentation that you are required to provide. Review your information and check out. Submit your payment, and you will receive a confirmation. Afterwards, wait for your application to be approved, and you will receive an email notifying you that your renewal has been issued. If you prefer to do it by mail and you did not receive a renewal form, email the Division of Licensing Services at Licensing@dos.ny.gov and request one. You are eligible to renew your license three months prior to the expiration date.

Skincare

Skin care specialist in New York — known as estheticians — are required to renew their license every four years. The skincare license renewal guarantees that estheticians are still complying with the standards established by the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York.  Usually, 90 days before your license expires, you will receive a renewal notification by email with a link to access your NY License Center. If you do not have one, you will receive the notice by mail with instructions to create an account plus a renewal form.  The renewal fee is $40.

To renew your nail license, you must go to the NY License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/.  If you already created an account and claimed your record, you can log in. Otherwise, visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/lc-instructions.html for instructions to so. Once done, select the “Manage My Licenses” tab and you will see your records. The status of your license will show as “About to Expire.” You must click on “Renew Application” which is under the “Action” column. Fill out the renewal application and attach any documentation that you are required to provide. Review your information and check out. After you submit your payment, you will receive a confirmation. Finally, you have to wait for your application to be approved and for your email notification to arrive. If you did not receive a renewal form by mail and you are not able to renew online, email the Division of Licensing Services at Licensing@dos.ny.gov and request a form. 

Hairstylist/Barber

Hairstylists or barbers in New York are required to renew their license every four years if they want to practice. The hair license renewal must be done to assure that you are still up to date and that you are still allowed to practice.  If you have a NY License Center account, you will receive a renewal notification by email, nearly three months before your license expires from the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York. If you do not have one, you will receive the notification by mail with instructions to create an account plus a renewal form in case you prefer doing it by mail. In case you do not receive your renewal form, email the Division of Licensing Services at Licensing@dos.ny.gov and request one. The renewal fee is $40.

To renew your barber or hair license, you must go to the NY License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/. Log in and click on the “Manage My Licenses” tab where you will see your list of records and status of your license will display as “About to Expire.” Click on “Renew Application” which is located below the “Action” column. Complete the application and add any documentation that you are required to provide. Review your information and check out. When you submit your payment you will receive a confirmation; this does not mean your license is renewed. Once your renewal is approved, you will receive another email confirming your license was issued. If you have not yet created a NY License Center account nor claimed your record, go to http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/lc-instructions.html and find detail instructions for both procedures.

Nails

All nail specialists in New York must renew their licenses every four years to confirm they are in agreement with the Appearance Enhancement Law. You will know it is time to renew your skincare license when, approximately 90 days before your license expires, you receive a renewal  notification by email from the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York. If you do not have a NY License Center account, you will receive the notification along with instructions to create an account pa renewal form, by mail. If you did not receive the renewal form and you want to use it, email the Division of Licensing Services at Licensing@dos.ny.gov and request one. The renewal fee is $40.

To renew your nail license online you must:

  1. Go to the NY License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/.
  2. Log in (if do not have an account and need instructions to do so, visit: http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/lc-instructions.html.)
  3. Click on the “Manage My Licenses” tab where you will see your list of records. Your status will show as “About to Expire.”
  4. Click on “Renew Application” which is located below the “Action” column.
  5. Fill out the renewal application and attach any documentation that you are required to provide.
  6. Review your information.
  7. Submit your payment.

Once you finish, you will receive an email confirmation stating that your application has been received. When the application is approved, you will receive another email confirming that the license has been issued.

Electrolysis

Electrologists in New York can practice without any licensure regulations. Even though there is not an electrolysis license in New York, you can still become a certified professional electrologist by obtaining the Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) Certification which is granted by the American Electrology Association (AEA). As licenses do, the Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) Certification expires too, every five years.

If your certification expired, you can retake the AEA/IBEC Certified Professional Electrologist (CPE) examination at the end of the fifth year. You can also earn a minimum of 75 contact hours within the five-year recertification period. Continuing education must be approved by the Office of Continuing Education of the International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC). To earn continuing education units, you can go to: AEA Continuing Education resources, AEA annual conventions, AEA affiliate state association seminars, AEA/OCE approved non-affiliate state, regional or national educational events, electrology school seminars or workshops for graduate electrologists, local community college or university adult studies if not taken for academic college credit, local hospital or Red Cross events, home study courses. If what you want to renew is your AEA membership, visit: http://www.professionals.electrology.com/be-an-electrologist/join-the-aea.html#renew. Go to “Renew Online” and click on the hyperlink that says “Online.” You will have to enter your credentials and follow the prompts.








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