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Licensure based on out-of-state license

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


An applicant for licensure based on an out-of-state license may qualify for licensure provided the applicant holds a current barber license at the time of application in any other state, the District of Columbia, or in a commonwealth or territory of the United States and was issued such license on the basis of successful completion of a program of education and training in hairdressing and cosmetology and successfully completed an examination.


Documentation Requirements


A license verification form from all states in which the applicant is or has been licensed, current or expired, forwarded to this office from the appropriate authority in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed as a hairdresser/cosmetician.  The license verification must document that the applicant was issued a license based on successful completion of a program of education and training and that the applicant was issued the license based on successful completion of an examination.  Most jurisdictions charge a fee for verification. Be sure to contact the jurisdiction for fee information.


A complete application with photograph and fee of $100.00.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.


All supporting documentation should be sent from the source to:


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Barber Licensing

410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1930