Cosmetology Continuing Education Schools in Wisconsin

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Cosmetologist Continuing Education in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Cosmetology Careers At A Glance
  • 1,550 education hours or 4,000 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 4 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for cosmetologists in Wisconsin is $26,420 ($12.70/hour). This is higher than the national average of $26,090 ($12.54/hour).
  • There is a predicted 6% job increase between 2016–2026 for cosmetologists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 9%.

No matter what part of the cosmetology industry you work in, continuing education should be a big priority for you. Few industries change as much as the cosmetology industry does every year, and if you do not keep up on these changes, you can get left behind.

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Education Details

You may want to look at your long-term career goals and base your continuing education choices on those. For example, if you want to someday own your own salon, a salon management course can help you develop the skills that you need to be a great owner. If you simply want to stay on top of your field and offer a good variety of services to your clients, you may take classes that advance your hands-on cosmetology skills.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

4 Hours

Continuing education required

Starting in 2015, Wisconsin voted to require the completion of continuing education credits. During each two-year renewal cycle, you must complete four hours of continuing education. One hour must focus on cosmetology laws and three hours must focus on safety, sanitation, and infection control.

Wisconsin Cosmetology Careers


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Wisconsin

Furthering your knowledge and continuing your education may help you make the most of your career potential. The more skills you have, the more indispensable you can be to your employer. On top of that, a greater variety of skills may help you earn more money. The average salary for a Wisconsin cosmetologist is $26,420 per year. Job growth in this field is encouraging, and you may be part of it by dedicating yourself to your education. By 2026, there is a predicted 6% increase in cosmetology jobs.

Regardless of what you do in your cosmetology career, continuing education can help you do it better. If you learn a new technique that cuts down on processing time or cutting time, you may be able to fit more appointments into a day. This means more customers and possibly more income. You may even be able to change your actual job duties with continuing education. If you want to take on a management or training job at your salon, the skills you gain from continuing education seminar may help you get there.

Contact the Wisconsin State Board of Cosmetology

Department of Safety and Professional Services
Continuing Education

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