LICENSING & CERTIFICATION


Florida License Requirements


Program of Study

Hour Requirements

Testing Requirements

Cosmetology1,200 hoursMust be at least 16 years old, or have received a high school diploma or GED. Pass the Florida State Board of Cosmetology exam.
Barber1,200 hoursMust be at least 16 years old. Passing the Florida Barbers’ Board exam.
Spa Therapy1,054 hoursMassage:Must be at least 18 years old, or have received a high school diploma or GED. Pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
Skin Care: Must be certified by the school to receive licensure.
Full Specialist with Salon Management900 hoursMust be at least 16 years old, or have received a high school diploma or GED. Must be certified by the school to receive licensure.
Comprehensive Facial and Makeup900 hoursMust be at least 16 years old, or have received a high school diploma, or GED. Must be certified by the school to receive licensure.
Massage Therapy750 hoursMust be at least 18 years old, or have received a high school diploma or GED. Pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
Medical Esthetician750 hoursMust be at least 16 years old, or have received a high school diploma, or GED. Pre-requisite, must have a skin care license.
Electrolysis and Laser Technician650 hoursElectrolysis & Laser: Must be 18 years old. Must have received a high school diploma or GED. Pass the exams administered by the Florida Council of Electrolysis. Skin Care: Must be certified by the school to receive licensure.
Electrolysis320 hoursMust be 18 years old. Must have received a high school diploma or GED. Pass the exams administered by the Florida Council of Electrolysis.
Makeup Artist and Skin Care, Makeup Artist Specialist300 hoursMust be at least 16 years old, or have received a high school diploma, or GED. Must be certified by the school to receive licensure.
Nail Technician240 hoursMust be at least 16 years old, or have received a high school diploma, or GED. Must be certified by the school to receive licensure.

 

Certification Process

Beauty Schools of America® is available to complete the certification process, upon student’s completion of all program requirements and financial obligations with the school. Once the student is certified by the school, he/she is able to eligible to take the licensure exam(s) and/or receive their license in the mail. Please contact the Registrar department at your campus to make an appointment or to learn more about the certification process.


Certification by the International Therapy Council (ITEC)

Beauty Schools of America® (BSA) has been certified by the International Therapy Examination Council and approved for certification in various categories.

Founded in 1947, ITEC is an international examination board, operating in over 38 countries worldwide offering a variety of qualifications in the Beauty and Spa industry. ITEC qualifications are accredited by the United Kingdom and many other nations outside the United States. ITEC qualifications are recognized in the Beauty and Spa industries; they are transferrable internationally. ITEC certification as a school demonstrates the high level of quality and commitment to professionalism within BSA. Many BSA instructors are certified by ITEC and willing to assist students in achieving that coveted qualification. ITEC certification prepares students for the high standards and expectations of international employment. BSA is one of only a few beauty schools in the United States chosen by ITEC to award this certification.

ITEC certification is currently available in the following fields:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barber
  • Spa Therapy
  • Full Specialist with Salon Management
  • Comprehensive Facial and Makeup
  • Massage Therapy
  • Makeup Artist and Skin Care
  • Nail Technician
  • Electrolysis
  • Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal

NOTE: BSA offers all exams in English and Spanish for your convenience.

Being ITEC certified will compliment your BSA diploma and can jump start your career. Each certification focuses on the qualifications that cover both theory and practical skills. Some of the requirements students must meet for certification include:

  • Create a professional portfolio
  • Complete a written theory exam
  • Complete a practical, hands-on examination

All the tools and skills necessary will be provided by our Beauty Schools of America® ITEC certified instructors.

NOTE: If you are interested or would like more information on how to become ITEC certified, please inform your Admissions Representative with at least 6 weeks prior to your program’s completion. If you are an international student, you must notify your Admissions Representative upon enrollment of your interest in becoming ITEC certified.

The Ability and availability of licensing and/or work is subject to individual country requirements. For additional ITEC information, visit: www.itecworld.co.uk

For more information about Beauty Schools of America®’s accreditations visit: www.bsa.edu

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