Last Updated: April 25, 2017
To get licensed to work in cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology in the state of Wyoming, you must meet or exceed the requirements established by the Wyoming State Board of Cosmetology. To qualify for certification and licensure as a Wyoming beauty professional, you must attend a licensed school that meets the training requirements listed below and complete the state of Wyoming's minimum required training hours. From there, you can begin the testing and application process.
Once you have completed your training and satisfied the standards of your beauty program, you are required to pass two licensing exams issued by the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology. These exams are offered six times per year. You must pass both a written exam and a skills exam in your field of study. Once you earn passing scores on both exams, you will receive your Wyoming cosmetology license
You're now able to work in the state of Wyoming as long as you maintain your license and practice within the hygiene and safety standards of the Board of Cosmetology. Wyoming is one of a select group of states that does not require beauty professionals to earn continuing education units as part of license renewal. Despite this, you may wish to pursue continuing education opportunities for the improvement of your skills and the expansion of your career options.
For specific questions regarding licensure, please contact the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology directly. The state of Wyoming currently permits apprenticeship as a form of training if you complete your apprenticeship through a program that is certified by a state regulatory agency. Wyoming allows you to take the board exams in the English language only.
2017 Wyoming Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
- COSMETOLOGIST LICENSE: 2000 Hours
- HAIRSTYLIST LICENSE: 1000 Hours
- BARBER LICENSE: 1250 Hours
- ESTHETICIAN LICENSE: 600 Hours
- WAXING LICENSE: 125 Hours
- NAIL TECHNICIAN LICENSE: 400 Hours
- PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST LICENSE: Contact Department of Health Tattooing Dept.
- ELECTROLOGIST LICENSE: Contact the Board of Medicine
- COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR LICENSE: Cosmetology License + 1000 Hours
- MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE: Varies by Municipality
Wyoming Cosmetology License Renewal
Cosmetology license renewal in Wyoming happens every two years in the month of the licensee's birthday. The cost is $96 to renew licenses for two years. You must also pay a $75 fee if you are working as an independent contractor. Currently, Wyoming does not require cosmetology continuing education hours to renew licenses. However, cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.
Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Transfer) in Wyoming
To transfer your license to Wyoming, you must have an equal or greater number of training hours from your home state. If you do not meet Wyoming's training hour requirements, you may be required to take the written and practical exam if your training program is not considered equivalent. If you have additional education, one credit hour is equivalent to 30 clock hours. One year of work experience can lower the cosmetology license hour requirements to 1600 hours for transfer students. The cost to transfer your license is $273.
Wyoming Board of Cosmetology Contact Information
Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
Peter Hansen Building, East Entrance
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheynne, WY 82002
Phone Number: 307-777-3534
Fax Number: 307-777-3681
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wyoming State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Wyoming state cosmetology license.