Continuing Education
West Virginia

As a cosmetology professional, you have several duties. One of those duties is to keep up on your education and training, so as to better serve the clients that grace your chair. Luckily, there are many different ways to keep your skills fresh and up-to-date in Wisconsin.

Not only does earning cosmetology CEUs help you serve your customers better, it may have a positive impact on your job outlook and salary potential. It makes sense; the more you can do for your customers and the more potential customers you can serve, the more valuable you are to your salon.

Where to Find Continuing Education
Education Details

It doesn't matter if you’re new to the cosmetology industry or if you’ve been doing hair for years. Everyone in this industry must keep up with trends and know how to meet the client’s expectations. Continuing education can help you do all of this. In your ongoing training courses, you may learn how to take on a leadership role in your salon, create new styles, or follow new or amended cosmetology statutes in Wisconsin. You may complete your ongoing education at a salon, technical school, or beauty school.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
1 Year
License Renewal Period

West Virginia requires cosmetologists to have 4 hours of cosmetology continuing education during each licensure period.


According to O*Net, the average salary for a Wisconsin cosmetologist is $22,800 per year. The job outlook in Wisconsin is stable. By the year 2022, O*Net expects to see an 8% increase in cosmetology jobs throughout the state.

After Continuing Education

One of the main benefits of continuing education is the many ways in which it can change your career. For example, if you have ever wanted to train new staff or manage other cosmetologists, you can likely take a training course in salon management. If you’d like to spend more time with younger clients, you may take a course on the latest coloring and cutting techniques. If you just want to change things up a little bit, you can take a variety of courses and see what they do for your career. Whatever you want to do with your cosmetology career, there are likely ongoing education courses to help you get there.

State board Contact Information

West Virginia State Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
1201 Dunbar Ave.
Dunbar, WV 25064
Phone Number: 304-558-2924
Fax Number: 304-558-3450
E-mail Address:

The West Virginia 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 West Virginia state cosmetology license.


Find the Beauty Schools in West Virginia that interest you below,

LBI School of Cosmetology

40 Commerce Drive,Suite 201
Morgantown, WV 26501

Program: Cosmetology

Our School LTI's School of Spa and Cosmetology Arts can help you turn your creativity into a career. Our cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technician curriculum is designed to cover it all - from Our School LTI's School of Spa and Cosmetology Arts can help you turn your creativity into a career. Our cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technician curriculum is designed to cover it all - from basic skills like cutting and styling to complex procedures such as chemical texture services, skin care, manicures, and pedicures. Programs Offered COSMETOLOGY Our comprehensive cosmetology curriculum covers a wide variety of skills including classes in hair styling and color, manicuring, skin care, chemical services, and salon management. You will have the opportunity for supervised practice in the school's full-service cosmetology clinic and perform services for real clients. This clock-hour program is designed to train students in both theory and practical experience. The courses are structured to give each student a well-rounded and marketable education. After completion of 1,250 hours of instruction AND successful completion of the Cosmetology program, the graduate must take and pass the licensure examination through the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology in order to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The exam consists of a written portion and a practical portion. All classes prepare our students to take and to pass the exam; a mock state board exam is available to the student prior to the actual exam. MASTER TEACHER OF COSMETOLOGY DIPLOMA As a Master Teacher, you'll gain the skills, knowledge, and ability to teach students the ins and outs of cosmetology. You'll learn the basics of instruction like communications and public speaking. You'll reinforce these skills with higher-level classes about personal and professional conduct, instructional methodology, and theory behind managing salons ESTHETICS* You'll earn this certificate in Esthetics & Professional Makeup in two semesters. You'll gain an understanding of skin care and makeup, including a study of anatomy, physiology and histology, chemistry, and nutrition. We'll teach you how to provide services like specialized facials with facial massage, Galvanic treatments, and hair removal. You'll learn skin analysis, use of facial machines, and makeup artistry skills. ESTHETICS/NAIL TECHNICIAN This program is designed so that the student can work as an esthetician or as a nail technician. Graduates of this program will be awarded a diploma and be able to sit for the Esthetics and Nail Technician licensing exam after successful completion of 600 hours of instruction AND successful completion of the Esthetics and Nail Technician program.  For more information about these programs, please contact us. *These two programs are not accredited and therefore "cash only" programs.        
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