General Info

Apprentice Cosmetologist License

Statewide License

Two-year Maryland permit that allows candidate to apprentice as a cosmetologist in a licensed barbershop or beauty salon under the sponsorship of a senior cosmetologist.

Limited to a two-year original license and one two-year renewal. Must complete an application and sponsorship form, which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist. Must complete 24 months of training with at least 30 hours per week.

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Valid for 2 Years Revised : No Date
1-30 Days Approval time
$10 Application cost
10-60 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Must be at least 17 years of age and have completed 9th grade or a G.E.D.

Both the sponsor and the apprentice must participate in an orientation class administered by the Board. Once the application is approved, apprentice will be notified of a date to attend the next available orientation session.

How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my license?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal after 2 Years

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license

Complete renewal application.

Pay renewal fee.

License issuer



Who issues the license?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Contact information

Board Administrator
Work hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Address: 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202


Why is this license required?

The Maryland Board of Cosmetologists qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which cosmetology is practiced. The Board also establishes health and safety standards for the operation of beauty salons and trade schools. 

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information

How do I apply?

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