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Licensing Requirements

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


In order to quality for licensure, each person seeking an initial license as an esthetician shall:


Have completed a course of not less than six hundred hours of study and received a certification of completion from an approved school; and

Attest that the applicant is in compliance with the infection prevention and control plan guidelines prescribed by the department under section 19a-231 of the general statutes.

Documentation Requirements:

A completed application.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  After you have registered for an account, please select 'Initial Application' at the bottom left of the screen and then expand the 'Appearance Enhancement' grouping.  The application fee is $100.

A certificate of completion issued by an approved school documenting completion of 600 hours of study in esthetics.  The applicant will upload this document as part of their online application.

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Esthetician Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134