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Barber Record of Completion Certificate
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Esthetician Record of Completion Certificate
Hairstylist Record of Completion Certificate
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Exam: CO Esthetician Examination
Sponsor: Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
This program requires that you have completed a Licensure by Examination Application and have had the application approved prior to scheduling your test. You can apply either Online or in paper.
CO Esthetician Practical Examination  (85 minutes)   Practical Portion
CO Esthetician Written Examination  (100 minutes)  
Fee Cost($)
CO Esthetician Practical Examination 69.00
CO Esthetician Written Examination 55.00
Retake Fee Cost($)
CO Esthetician Practical Examination 67.00
CO Esthetician Written Examination 52.00
Other Information
  • Theory test can be taken on Computer.
    Practical test cannot be taken on Computer or by Paper and Pencil.
  • Kindly note that this is not an open book test.
  • Reschedule 2 days in advance before 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • Cancel 2 days in advance before 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • Schedule 1 day in advance before 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
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