Oklahoma, popularly known as the Sooner State is known for the energetic and can-do spirits of its residents. Young cosmetologists can also fit in easily. Afterall, the capital, Oklahoma city is one of America’s top ten friendliest cities. Did you know that:

Of course when Okies aren’t touring their beautiful state, the cosmetologists are hard at work. I hope your learn a thing or two from this article, enjoy.

Cosmetology Licensure Renewal

When your license is near its expiry state date, a renewal application form is sent to your mail. So ensure that you input the right biodata when you initialing apply, and then update the board in the case of any change. I’ll be addressing how to do that below. Now, if you do not receive the form on by the last day of your license, do not panic. There’s a way around that. Simply send a note requesting the renewal of your license including an additional $5 fee.

You may pay by cashier’s check or a money order, but not a personal or temporary check. Ensure your check includes the right name, mailing address, and social security number.

The address to use is:

  • Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
  • 2401 NW 23rd, Suite 84
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Initial license fee: $25

Renewal fee (to be paid every year): $25

Late renewal fee: $10

Once your license is two months past expiration, you’ll have to pay an additional late fee to renew your license.

How to transfer my Cosmetology license to Oklahoma from another State?

Considering a move to a more friendly neighbourhood in the Sooner’s state? Good news, you can take your practice along with you. Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering even allows reciprocity without an examination. However, you will have to pass the Board’s Sanitation and Safety Examination.

You’ll first have to complete and submit a reciprocity application form, as well as a notarized Affidavit verifying you are in America lawfully. You’ll also need to send in a full face photograph and a cashier’s check for $65 with your form. $5 is for  Oklahoma’s Rule and Regulation book, while the other $60 is for your license.

Of course your home state will need to send down a copy of your current certification and license records. Once Oklahoma’s boardhas received this information, a representative will update you. Keep in mind your records will contain your total working history, and number of training hours completed. If your application is accepted, you will receive a notification with a scheduled date and time for your Sanitation and Safety Exam. On passing, you will receive your license.

How to change name/address on Cosmetology license

Name or address changes aren’t unusual, so it’s only natural the board would make provisions for such updates. So for official purposes, and to keep your records current, inform the Cosmetology board of any important change as soon as possible. For a name change, you’ll have to submit a legal document (such as a court declaration, divorce decree, marriage certificate, or even an update driver’s license). Following that, you can go ahead and request a new copy of the license with your new name. Of course you’ll have to include a token fee of $5.

If you wish to change your address on the other hand, you’ll need to send a location change affidavit.

Requirements for receiving a Cosmetology Instructor’s License

Are you interested in molding the next generation of cosmetologist? If so, you’re taking a noble step in training young cosmetologists as they embark on their professional path. As such, this role is only open to professionals that meet certain standards. These include:

  • Having attained the minimum age of sixteen years
  • Holding a High school diploma or its accepted equivalent i.e General Education Development Certificate
  • Holding a current Oklahoma Cosmetology license
  • Completion of at least 1000 hours of study, or 300 hours if you’ve had your license for two years or more
  • Pass the state’s written and practical exam

The license lasts a year, just like the usual cosmetology license and costs $30 to renew. Before then, you’ll have to pay $85 to the state’s board. $35 will constitute your exam fee and the other $50 covers your application and initial license fee. A late fee of $10 is also applicable.

Cosmetology Examination requirements

According to the Cosmetology Act of Oklahoma’s licensing board, you may acquire a cosmetology license if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have attained the minimum age of sixteen years
  • Completion of at least the eighth grade or its accepted equivalent
  • Completion of 1500 hours of study at an approved beauty school
  • Apply and pass the written and practical exam

Once you’ve completed your course, you can apply for the state’s exam after paying a registration fee of $35. You can apply for a work permit after sending in your application, and you will receive it in the mail with notification of exam date and instructions.

Did you find this post useful? Please leave a comment if you did or share something you learnt. I’d also be happy to answer any question you might have concerning cosmetology in Oklahoma, or any other state. If you have questions regarding other states, feel free to check out my other posts here.