Cosmetology and Beauty Licenses

We license professionals and facilities in the fields of cosmetology and beauty to ensure that only highly-qualified individuals offer service and care in these fields in Rhode Island. Licensing standards also ensure that service and care are provided in a manner that meets safety standards.

Cosmetology Exam Schedule

Examinations are held four times per year. Exams are given in the Department of Health Auditorium (basement) of 3 Capitol Hill. (directions 2014 Schedule)

What we License

Applications Licensing Authority Legal Authority
Barbers Application Board Regulations
Barber Apprentice Application Board Regulations
Body Piercing, Technicians Application Program Regulations
Body Piercing, Establishments Application Program Regulations
Hairdressers Application Board Regulations
Hairdressing, Intructors Application Board Regulations
Manicurists Application Board Regulations
Manicure, Instructors Application Board Regulations
Estheticians Application Board Regulations
Hair Design Shops Application Board Regulations
Manicuring Shops Application Board Regulations
Esthetics Shops Application Board Regulations
Electrologists Application Board Regulations
Electrologist, Apprentices Application Board Regulations
Electrologists, Instructor Application Board Regulations
Shop Space Application Board Regulations
Tattoo, Artists Application Program Regulations
Tattoo, Parlors Application Program Regulations
Tanning Facilities Application Board Regulations