Continuing Education

Whether you’re a new cosmetologist or you’'ve been in this industry for decades, you cannot underestimate the importance of ongoing education.

The beauty industry is always changing, and you have to stay one step ahead of it if you want to stay on top of your game.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Education Details

It’'s likely that practical skills are the biggest part of continuing education programs in Vermont. Giving a great haircut is a timeless skill, but you must also know about the latest styles and techniques if you want to keep growing your customer base. These courses may cover haircutting techniques, chemical processes, hair coloring, and other skills. However, you can also take classes that expand your career options in other ways. For example, you may learn how to manage a staff of stylists or train new stylists. Taking this step in your education may help you qualify for different job postings and positions.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Vermont requires 24 cosmetology continuing education hours to renew instructor licenses. Six of these hours must be in the art of teaching, and the rest should be in your field of study. However, CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.


One of the benefits of keeping up with continuing education opportunities is the fact that it may have a positive effect on your income and job outlook. This is particularly helpful since salaries in Vermont are already slightly higher than the national average. Per O*Net, the average salary for a Vermont cosmetologist is $24,400 per year. Through the year 2022, O*Net hopes to see a 12% jump in cosmetology jobs throughout the state.

After Continuing Education

Continuing education is such an essential part of working in the field of cosmetology that it may well be part of your regular work schedule. Some salons host ongoing education opportunities in the salon during off days or pay for their stylists to go to courses in the area. You may be paid for the time you spend in training. Training may change the makeup of your work days as well. Building new skill sets can change the customers that come to your chair and allow you to put your new skills to work.

State board Contact Information

Vermont Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
89 Main St. 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-3402
Phone Number: 802-828-1505
Fax Number: 802-828-2465
E-mail Address:

The Vermont 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 Vermont state cosmetology license.

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