Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Renew Your License - Maryland Board of Cosmetologists


Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists licensees can now renew their licenses electronically over the Internet. Please review the services menu and fee chart listed online. Click the option of your choice.

Cosmetology icenses must be renewed every two years. The Board automatically mails renewal packets and Internet instructions to licensees approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date of the current license. If a licensee does not receive renewal information a month before the expiration of the current license, the licensee must e-mail barbers.cos@maryland.gov or fax 410-333-6763 to request one.

Caution: Business Occupations and Professional Article Section 5-605, Annotated Code of Maryland provides that you must be affiliated with a licensed salon or licensed barbershop to perform services.