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Kansas Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Kansas Board of Cosmetology License Information

Last Updated: March 15, 2014

In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology in the state of Kansas, students must complete the requirements listed below from the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology. When getting a Kansas cosmetology license or other beauty practitioner certification, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of Kansas's minimum required training hours and then take the state's cosmetology board exams. After finishing your training, you are required to pass a licensing exam issued by the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass this exam, you will receive your Kansas cosmetology license shortly thereafter. You're now able to work in the state of Kansas. Keep in mind, even though Kansas may not require continuing education to renew licenses (other than permanent makeup), you may wish to consider taking cosmetology continuing education hours in Kansas annually to stay current on the latest trends. For specific questions, please contact the KS Board of Cosmetology directly for more information. The state of KS does not allow apprenticeship to get your training hours for some of the beauty profession licenses, see below. KS only offers exams in English.

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Kansas Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Kansas Cosmetology License Renewal

Kansas licenses expire every two years in the month of your original licensure and the cost to renew is $45. Continuing education hours are only required for renewing Permanent Makeup Artist licenses, but cosmetology continuing education is always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Transfer) to Kansas

Kansas does not have a reciprocity program with other states. If you would like to transfer your license to Kansas, you must complete the out-of-state application that can be found on their website, and if you meet the requirements, you must complete a 20-question open-book exam. If you do not meet the requirements, you may have to take the full written and practical exam. The cost to transfer your license to Kansas is $50. The state board of cosmetology in your home state must verify your training hours. You must be currently licensed and have taken an equivalent or greater number of instruction hours to the Kansas requirements.

KS State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information

Kansas State Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66617-1139 
Phone Number: 785-296-3155
Fax Number: 785-296-3002
E-mail Address: kboc@kboc.ks.gov

The Kansas Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating a 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 Kansas cosmetology license.


Kansas Board of Barbering
700 SW Jackson, Suite 1002
Jayhawk Tower
Topeka, KS 66603-3434
Phone Number: 785-296-2211
Fax Number: 785-368-7071
E-mail: kbob@kbob.ks.gov


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