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• Licensure by Examination Online Application
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• Licensure by Examination Application Form
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Use the Application Checklist to ensure that you have the required information and documentation available prior to starting your application.
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Licensed practictioners interested in being Subject Matter Experts for the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure should complete the following application.
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• Attention School Representatives: As discussed at the recent school meeting, effective July 1, 2017, ALL new applicants for examination and licensure are required to provide a record of completion AND a transcript of courses completed. PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS: Candidates can submit an unofficial transcript provided by the Registrar. PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS: Candidates must include a transcript that contains at a minimum the following:
• 1. Name of Student/Candidate; 2. Title of program, including total number of hours of training received; 3. Dates of enrollment; 4. Grade record for each course, lesson or unit of instruction and the cumulative grade for the program; 5. Explanation of grading system.
• If a candidate fails to provide the transcript they will be sent a deficiency letter advising of the requirement and their application will be placed on hold until the deficient item is received. All other requirements for the Record of Completion are still in effect. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact PSI at 855-229-9302 or
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Barber Record of Completion Certificate
Cosmetology Record of Completion Certificate
Esthetician Record of Completion Certificate
Hairstylist Record of Completion Certificate
Nail Technician Record of Completion Certificate
Criminal Disclosure Letter
Information Regarding Addiction Status Form
Information Regarding Felony Conviction Form
Information Regarding Work History Form
Monitoring Information From Court or Parole Officer Form
Affidavit of Eligibility Form
Social Security Number Affidavit Form
Training School Authorized Signature Form
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($)
CO Esthetician Practical Examination 71.00
CO Esthetician Written Examination 56.00
Retake Fee Cost($)
CO Esthetician Practical Examination 66.00
CO Esthetician Written Examination 51.00
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.
Mandatory Portions Practical Portion Practical Portion(s)