Cosmetology Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided are not meant to be a substitute for legal advice.
The laws and rules applicable to this profession are found at the following links:
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Coporations, Secuirites, & Commercial Licensing Bureau
PO BOX 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Question: How do I get Certification of my license sent to another state?
Answer: Submit the Cosmetology Certification Request form.
Question: How can I find out how many hours I have from school?
Answer: Contact the school you attended. If the school has closed, submit a Cosmetology Certification Request form.
Question: Can I renew my license online?
Answer: Yes, you may renew your license by visiting our website at www.michigan.gov/elicense.
Question: Can I apply for relicensure online?
Answer: No. You would need to submit an Application for Relicensure form.
Question: My license was lost/stolen/destroyed, how do I get a new one?
Answer: Submit the Request for Duplicate License form.
Question: I am licensed in another state, how do I become licensed in Michigan?
Answer: Article 12, Section 1211 of the Occupational Code, Act 299 of 1980, provides this information. The information is located at the following link: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-339-1211. Submit an out-of state license application to apply for licensure.
Question: Can I have a translator when I take my state exam?
Answer: Translators are only allowed if approved, in writing, by PSI Services, LLC. You can contact PSI at (800)733-9267.
Question: What do I need to bring to the state exam?
Answer: Contact PSI Services, LLC at (800) 733-9267 to obtain a list of required supplies. You may visit PSI's website at www.psiexams.com for further information regarding the exam.
Question: How old does my model have to be?
Answer: Models are only required for individuals taking the esthetician exam. You may visit PSI's website at www.psiexams.com for further information regarding the exam.
Question: Can I come to your office to pick up the license?
Answer: No, the licenses are not printed from this office and are not available for pick-up.
Question: Are temporary licenses available?
Question: If an apprenticeship is terminated who should report it?
Answer: An apprenticeship practitioner shall report the termination of any student or apprentice to the Department in writing.
Question: Can hours that I earned in a cosmetology school transfer to my apprenticeship?
Question: What do I need to do if I change my shop location?
Answer: Licenses are issued to a specific address; therefore, you must submit a new application and all other required documentation (i.e. floor plan) to obtain a new license for the establishment.
Question: Since I am submitting an application for a shop that already exists, am I required to send in a diagram with my application?