Vermont Secretary of State, Office of Professional Regulation
Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
National Life Bldg., North Fl 2
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3402
Phone: (802) 828-1134 ** Fax: (802) 828-2465
Attn: Kara Shangraw, Administrative Assistant
E-Mail address: Akshangraw@sec.state.vt.us@
Web site: www.vtprofessionals.org
Application For Licensure by ENDORSEMENT as a
Barber; Cosmetologist; Manicurist (Nail Technician); or Esthetician
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS
Applying on the basis of endorsement (26 V.S.A. ' 285. Licenses From Other Jurisdictions).
Endorsement means without requiring an examination (national), the board shall issue an appropriate
license to a person who is licensed or certified under the laws of another jurisdiction with requirements
that the board considers to be substantially equal to those of this state.
Note: Vermont current law requires: 1,000 hours of professional training, or 24 months apprenticeship for licensure as
a Barber; 1,500 hours of professional training or 24 months apprenticeship for licensure as a Cosmetologist; 600 hours
of professional training or 12 months apprenticeship for licensure as an Esthetician; and 400 hours of professional
training or 8 months apprenticeship for licensure as a Manicurist (Nail Technician). If the state you are licensed in does
not require these minimum standards, or you do not have three years of active practice immediately preceding
application to Vermont (26 V.S.A. ' 289), you DO NOT qualify for licensure in Vermont. See next page for more
details regarding requirements.
COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE MUST INCLUDE:
Your application must be complete before it will be sent to the Board for review. All required documents must be received by
this Office within six months, or this application will be deemed invalid.
Completed information, pages one (1), two (2), and three (3) by the applicant, signed and dated at the bottom of pages
two (2) and three (3).