REPLACE - NEW YORK COSMETOLOGY LICENSES INFORMATION

General

According to the Appearance Enhancement Law, section 408-5, the license certificate issued to the cosmetologist must be posted in a visible place where the individual practices his or her occupation. Additionally, you must display your pocket license if you are asked to by an authority. Therefore, you cannot allow yourself to lose your license and not have it replaced. If you do, you should contact the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York as soon as possible and ask for a replacement.

You may require a duplicate in the following circumstances:

  • Your license was lost.
  • Your license was stolen.
  • Your license was destroyed.
  • You changed your name and need a replacement.
  • You want an additional copy of your license.

To request a duplicate of your cosmetology license in New York, you can choose between submitting the request online or printing a form and sending it by mail. To do so, you must visit the NYS License Center at https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/ or the Licensing Home of the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York at http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/index.html. You must pay a $10 for a duplicate of your license. The new license will have the word “Duplicate” across the photo of your face but will have the same license number.

Makeup and Cosmetics

If you hold a makeup license or a cosmetology license in New York, you must display it at your workplace.  If your license was stolen, lost or destroyed, you must immediately request a duplicate license. Contact the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York and request a copy of your makeup license. Failing to display your license may result in a fine.

To replace your cosmetology license by mail, visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/forms.html and click on “DOS-1473 Change Notice.” Fill out the required information and print the form. Send the form and the fee to the address found at the top of the form. You can pay using a check or call the Department and ask for a credit card authorization. If you wish to ask for the duplicate hair license online, go to the website of the NYS License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/. You will have to create an account if this is your first time using the NYS License Center. To create an account, click on “I Need a NY.gov ID.” If you already have a username and password, log in and go to “Manage My Licenses” and you will see your records. Click on “Amendment” which is under “Action.” Select “Duplicate License Amendment” and follow the instructions.

Skincare

New York requests esthetics specialists to display their license at the place where they work and have their pocket licenses handy in case they are demanded to show it.  If you want an esthetician license replacement, you may request a copy to the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York as soon as possible.  The fee for a nail license replacement is $10.

Go to NY License Center to be able to replace your skincare license online. Find it at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/.  If this is your first time using the NYS License Center, you will have to create an account. To create a new account, click on “I Need a NY.gov ID.” Once done — or if you already have a username and password — log in and go to “Manage My Licenses” and you will see your records. Click on “Amendment” which is under “Action.” Select “Duplicate License Amendment” and follow the instructions. To request a duplicate by mail, visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/forms.html and click on “DOS-1473 Change Notice.” When it opens, fill out all the information and then print the form.  Send the form and the fee to the address found right top corner of the form. You can pay using a check or you can call the Department and ask for a credit card authorization.

Hairstylist/Barber

If your license got lost, stolen or destroyed, a replacement must be requested as soon as possible. Contact the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York to do so. For a hair license replacement, you must pay a $10 fee, and you can do it online or by mail.

To request a duplicate barber license online, you have to go to the website of the NY License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/.  If you have never used the NY License Center, you will have to create an account. Create one by clicking on “I Need a NY.gov ID.” After you get your username and password, or if you already had them, log in, go to “Manage My Licenses” and you will see all your information. You will see “Amendment” under “Action”, click on it and then select “Duplicate License Amendment.” Finally, follow the instructions of the online application. If the mail request is more attractive for you, go to http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/forms.html and click on “DOS-1473 Change Notice.” You may fill out all the information at the window and then print the form.  Send the form together with the fee to the address found in the form. You may pay with a check payable to the Department of State or you can call the Department and ask for a credit card authorization.

Nails

New York requests all nail specialists to display their license where they work; therefore, if your nail license is lost or got stolen, you have to contact the Division of Licensing Services of Department of State of New York to request a duplicate as soon as possible. Keep in mind that for nail license replacement, you must pay a $10 fee. You can choose to request it online or send the request by mail.

If you prefer to do it by mail, you have to visit http://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/forms.html and click on “DOS-1473 Change Notice.” Now that it is open, you can fill out the required information and print it. Send the form along with the fee to the address found at the top of the form. You may pay with a check payable to the Department of State of New York or you can call the Department and ask for a credit card authorization. If you think that it is easier to request the duplicate nail license online, go to the website of NY License Center at: https://aca.licensecenter.ny.gov/aca/.  If you already have an account, log in and go to “Manage My Licenses” where you will find all your information; click on “Amendment” under “Action”, and then select “Duplicate License Amendment.” Finally, follow the instructions of the online application. If you have never used NY License Center before, you must create an account. Create one by clicking on “I Need a NY.gov ID.” And then follow the above instructions.

Electrolysis

In New York, electrology is an unlicensed practice; this means that it is not regulated through licensure. However, if you want to obtain a certification that confirms you are competent at what you do, you can become a certified professional electrologist. To get certified, you must take the CPE exam to get your knowledge of electrology evaluated. The exam is administered by the American Electrology Association (AEA) through the International Board of Electrologist Certification (IBEC). The exam is administered once a year, and if you pass you will earn the Certified Professional Electrologist title.

You can also become a member of the AEA and automatically become part of the New York Electrolysis Association.  Being part of these associations will give you more reliability and your customers will feel comfortable with your work since being certified in an unlicensed state ensures that you are capable of practicing. These associations promote the highest standards in electrology. If you pass the CPE exam, you will be allowed to use the letters CPE after your name. You would certainly want to show off your certificate for customers to see it; therefore, if you lose it, contact the AEA to request a copy by visiting: http://www.professionals.electrology.com. You can also write to the department of certification and licensing at ibecaea@electrology.com  or to the memberships department at: databankaea@electrology.com.








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