Once you receive your CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, renew your license at:
If you need to apply for your license, check reciprocity, renew your license, license expiration dates, check application status, submit apprenticeship hours, check for valid licensure or to print out your license, contact:
Board Contact Information:
Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
Phone: (404) 424-9966 Fax: (866) 888-1176
WHO QUALIFIES FOR A WAIVER OF THE CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) REQUIREMENTS?
* The first time you renew your license you are not required to meet the CE requirements. Every renewal after that, you must complete five (5) hours of continuing education every two (2) years in order to renew your license for master cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician or hair designer.
* Master Barber, Barber II, and Barber Instructor licenses are 'exempt' from CE requirements until the 2018 renewal year and will be required every two years thereafter.
* A licensee who has held a license for 25 years or longer is eligible for a waiver of the continuing education requirement; or A licensee who can prove to the Board that he or she has a hardship may request a waiver. The waiver request form may be downloaded here.
* Reinstatement applications ARE NOT eligible for a waiver of continuing education; Georgia law O.C.G.A. 43-10-10 requires documentation must be submitted for all required continuing education hours since the date the license lapsed. Additional information may be found on the reinstatement application. The Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers cannot waive this statutory requirement.
To prepare for Georgia State Board Exam, order practice exams and for Testing
Rules & Regulations, go to:
For Written and Practical Candidate Information Bulletin, online practice test, to set a date for your practical or written exam or to find directions to the exam locations, go to:
If no available dates are listed on the PSI website, call to book a date. The hours of operation, to speak to a live Customer Service Agent via phone or email are Monday - Friday 4:30 am - 7:00 pm Pacific Time; Saturday - Sunday 6:00 am - 2:30 pm Pacific Time. Phone: 800-733-9267 Email: ExamSchedule@psionline.com