Renew Your License

How often do I have to renew my license?
You must renew your license every two years. License experiration years fall on odd numbered years, ie: 2011, 2013, 2015, etc.

How do I renew?
You can renew your license by going to You will need the user name and password provided to you when you obtained your license from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, a valid email address, and a credit or debit card.

What happens if I renew late?
If you do not renew by the deadline you will incur a $45 late charge.

What does it mean to put my license in escrow?
Putting your license in escrow keeps it active but not valid for purposes of work. You can not work on a escrowed license. If you need your license for work, do not put it in escrow.