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Reinstatement of a Lapsed License

 All applicants for reinstatement of a Connecticut hairdresser license that has lapsed due to non-renewal must submit:

 

Applications are only accepted online.  In order to submit your reinstatement application online, you will need to know your current user ID and password in DPH's system.  If you do not recall your user ID and password, you can use the recovery options as well as the 'Register' link.  If you use the 'Register' link, please disregard the language under 'PLEASE READ' and select 'NEXT' button at the bottom of the page.  On the next screen, you will need to match your first name, last name and the last 4 digits of your SSN and create a new password and validate your email address.  Please select this link to submit your online application.

 

A brief description (select this link for the form) of the applicant's professional activities including information regarding work history, continuing education undertaken, and, if applicable, length of time since leaving active practice.  Please be sure to mention any hairdressing-related activities;

 

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 any U.S. state or territory in which the applicant is or has ever been licensed as a hairdresser/cosmetician.  Most jurisdictions charge a fee for verification.  Be sure to contact the jurisdiction for fee information.

 

Applicants who have not actively practiced as a hairdresser within Connecticut or any other state, within the two (2) to eight (8) year period immediately preceding the reinstatement application must, in addition to the requirements outlined above:

 

Successfully complete either the Prometric Licensing Examination or a refresher curriculum of one hundred thirty-five (135) hours of instruction in an approved school as follows:

 

Content Area                                              Theory Hours  Clinical Hours 
Sanitation & Hygiene
10
10
Chemical Procedures                               
15
40
Hair Care & Treatment         
10
10
Hair Shaping & Styling        
10
25 
CT State Laws                                 
5
0
Totals
50
85

 

 

Applicants who have not actively practiced as a hairdresser within Connecticut or any other state, within the eight (8) year period immediately preceding the reinstatement application must, in addition to the requirements outlined above successfully complete the Prometric Licensing Examination and a refresher curriculum of two-hundred forty-five (245) hours of instruction in an approved school as follows:

 

Content Area                                         Theory Hours  Clinical Hours 
Sanitation & Hygiene
10
10
Chemical Procedures                              
30
80
Hair Care & Treatment         
20
20
Hair Shaping & Styling        
20
50
CT State Laws                                       
5
0
Totals
85
160

 

 

All supporting documentation should be sent from the source to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Hairdresser Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS # 12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax:  (860) 707-1930

Email: dph.hairdresserteam@ct.gov