Renewing a License
Individual licenses are renewed on a 2-year cycle, expiring August 31st of the renewal year. Establishment and school license are renewed annually, expiring August 31st of the renewal year.
|Instructor & Limited Instructor||
|Cosmetology Shop & Limited Cosmetology Shop||
|School of cosmetology - Private||
Renewal notification will be mailed to each current licensee, at the address on record, approximately 60 days before the license expires. It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the department of any name or address changes.
Once renewals have been mailed out
- Individuals without a name or address change as well as Establishments and Schools may renew their license online at www.michigan.gov/bcsrenewal.
- Individuals with an address change may renew their license online at www.michigan.gov/elicense.
- Individual with a name change will not be able to renew online and will need to mail their renewal.
The transfer of ownership or location of a school of cosmetology voids the license. The filing of a new license application is a predicate to the change in ownership or location of a school. Therefore, please do not use a renewal form or the online renewal service as a new license application will need to be submitted to our office. You may either call our office to have the application mailed to you or print a license application from our Forms and Publications and submit it to the address at the top of the application.
License renewals received after August 31st can be renewed with submission of the regular renewal fee, plus a $20.00 late fee within 60 days after the expiration date. Beginning the 61st day the licensee must apply for relicensure. Please note that if the expiration date or the 61st day after expiration falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the deadline is extended to include the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.