Vermont Cosmetology License Information

In order to obtain a license in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, or Barbering in the state of Vermont, individuals must complete the requirements listed below. Other requirements may apply.

Cosmetologist: 1500 hours
Esthetician: 600 hours
Nail Technologist: 400 hours
Barber: 1000 hours

Licensing Fee Schedule: (Fees subject to change)

Application Fees for all fields: $50
Biennial Fees for all fields: $80

Continuing Education Requirements:


Reciprocity is granted to individuals who hold a license in states whose requirements are equal to, or greater than, those of Vermont's requirements. The board may issue a license to an applicant who is currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction in good standing, provided the applicant has been in active practice for at least three (3) years immediately preceding application.

Contact Information:

Vermont Secretary of State
Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Redstone Building
26 Terrace Street -Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1101