West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
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Continuing Education Requirements - Thursday, December 7, 2017
There was a legislative change during the 2017 session related to professional license and certificate renewal requirements for all persons licensed and/or certified by the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. Pursuant to W.Va. Code 30-27-10 (1) When a barber or cosmetologist has been licensed and in practice for ten (10) years, that barber or cosmetologist will not be required to complete any continuing education other than a three (3) hour sanitation class every other year for a period of ten (10) years.

Effective July 6, 2017, all active barbers and cosmetologists that have been in practice for twenty (20) years or more are exempt from the continuing education requirement. All active nail technicians, aestheticians, hairstylists, and waxing specialists are required to earn a minimum of four (4) hours of continuing education credits annually. However, after an active nail technician, aesthetician, hairstylist, or waxing specialist has been licensed and/or certified for twenty (20) years or more are exempt from completing four (4) hours of continuing education annually, but must continue to take a three (3) hour sanitation course every other year. 
Foreign Transcripts or Diploma - Tuesday, November 3, 2015
If you have a foreign high school diploma, foreign transcripts from a beauty school or if you attended a domestic online high school and wish to apply for a license with the West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists, you must have your education evaluated by a professional evaluation company. The Board has approved Aequo International as the sole provider of education evaluations for cosmetology, nail technician, hair styling, aesthetics and barbering candidates with international and domestic online education. Candidates are responsible for paying the application fee of $125. Click here to apply for an evaluation. Candidates must submit original or official educational documents directly to Aequo International for evaluation purposes. Please do not send your documents to the West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists, we will not evaluate them. Once the evaluation is complete, Aequo International will send an electronic evaluation report to the board for review. If you have any questions about the education evaluation application or process, please contact Aequo International at 844.882.3786 or via email at info@aequointernational.com
Continuing Education - Sunday, January 1, 2012
Continuing education starts during the period of January 1st, 2012-December 31st, 2012. Documentation of hours will be needed for the January 2013 renewal period. 
No longer accepting cash - Wednesday, September 1, 2010
As of 9/1/2010, cash will no longer be accepted by the Board office. Payments are requested to be made by check, money order, or credit/debit card.