Statewide License Detail
Apprentice Cosmetologist License
Two year 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.
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 G.E.D;
Both the sponsor and the apprentice must participate in an orientation class administered by the Board. Once your completed application is approved we will notify you with a date to attend next available orientation session
How do I apply?
Apply or register
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.
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.