Continuing Education

One of the most exciting parts of working in the field of cosmetology is how quickly it changes. The skills you learn in cosmetology school may not be relevant or up-to-date one year later.

However, the skills you learn can form a strong foundation for your career and future education.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Beauty Schools
Technical Colleges

CEU classes are often offered at salons, beauty schools, and technical colleges, so you should have a good variety to choose from.

Education Details

Your employer may require you to keep up on your skills through continuing education, whether they want you to take business courses, technical skills courses, or customer service courses. The classes you choose may simply refresh a skill that you already have in your arsenal or they may teach you an entirely new technique. Reach out to the beauty schools offering CEUs in Washington to learn more.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

Continuing education is not just a recommended part of your cosmetology career in Washington, it is required.


Continuing education is something that improves your career, as well as the beauty industry as a whole. Because of this, it may positively impact your earning potential. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Washington cosmetologist is $28,700 per year. The job outlook for Washington cosmetologists is very encouraging. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net believes that job openings in this field may increase by 20%, a job growth rate that is 7% higher than the national average.

After Continuing Education

As a working cosmetologist, you may find that continuing education simply fits into your daily work routine. When the salon is slow, you may have the chance to learn from other cosmetologists and discover what skills they have that you do not. In addition, you may have access to high-quality beauty products that you can use to try new cutting and coloring techniques. Overall, you may find that continuing education can really enrich your career. The more skills you can provide as a cosmetologist, the wider client base you can possibly serve. This may help you keep your schedule book full, earn more money, and make a name for yourself and your local beauty community.

State board Contact Information

State of Washington Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Licensing Program
Seattle, WA 98124
405 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98502
PO Box 3856
Phone Number: 360-664-6626
Fax Number: 360-664-2550
E-mail Address:

The Washington State Department of Licensing can help with the entire process, as well as answer any other questions your have about obtaining a Washington cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Washington that interest you below,

Gene Juarez Academy

2222 South 314th Street,
Federal Way, WA 98003

Program: Cosmetology

Gene Juarez Academy

6007 A - 244th Street SW,
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Program: Cosmetology

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