Continuing Education
Rhode Island

How can you bring your best to the table every single day in your career? You have to avoid being complacent, always put your customers first, and stay on top of continuing education opportunities in your area.

In Rhode Island, this may involve traveling to events that are located throughout New England.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Education Details

However you may want to expand your career or grow in your existing career, continuing education courses may help you succeed. You may want to take management courses or seminars if you’d like to one day manage or own your own salon. If you’d prefer to expand your base of practical skills, consider taking a class in new coloring techniques and hot haircutting styles.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Cosmetology continuing education hours are not currently required to renew licenses in RI, but cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.


Continuing education may allow you to take advantage of job growth opportunities in Rhode Island. O*Net anticipates an 11% increase in job openings through the year 2022, which is in line with national averages. With a broader skill set and more training, you may be able to apply for more competitive job openings in your community. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Rhode Island cosmetology professional is $23,600 per year.

After Continuing Education

Continuing education is just one of the tools you have in your arsenal to help you become the best beauty professional you can be. If you feel stagnant in your career or you’re ready to change up your daily schedule a little bit, continuing education may have what you need. For example, if you’ve rarely worked with skin care but you’d like to start doing facials, consider attending a seminar hosted by the best esthetician in your area. These little steps can build your credibility and help you find the career you really want.

State board Contact Information

Rhode Island Dept. of Health - Division of Hairdressing & Barbering
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105A
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone Number: 401-222-2828

The Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology is your best resource for help with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating your change of name or change of address information, or for acquiring out-of-state license applications and other useful forms.

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