Are you considering working as a cosmetologist in New Jersey? If you do, you will require a New York Cosmetology License. As is the case for each individual state, applicants must meet certain requirements to acquire this license. If you wish to learn more about these requirements, as well as other details about the New Jersey Cosmetology License, please read the information provided below.
Why Is a New Jersey Cosmetology License Required to Work as a Cosmetologist in New Jersey?
The New Jersey Cosmetology License was put in place to protect the health, safety and the welfare of New Jersey residents. The license makes sure that cosmetologists meet all the educational standards for their license, but it also makes sure that these cosmetologists do not break consumer protection laws for that state.
Which License Do I Have to Apply for To Work as a Cosmetologist in New Jersey?
There are two types of licenses candidates could apply for to work as a cosmetologist in New Jersey. The first is the application for authorization to sit for the examination and for licensure. The section is the application for licensure by endorsement.
Of course, there are different types of cosmetology licenses too, which are applicable for different types of professions. Therefore, applicants could get a license as a cosmetologist-hairstylist, manicurist, skincare specialist, teacher of cosmetology & hairstyling, and endorsement.
What Are the Licensing Requirements for a Cosmetologist-Hairstylist Applicant?
The minimum age of applicants for a cosmetologist-hairstylist license is 17 years of age. Starting from this age, applicants can acquire their cosmetologist-hairstylist license, if they can submit the necessary documentation providing their skill and education.
To be eligible for a cosmetologist-hairstylist license, the applicant must submit proof of the successful completion of high school or an equivalent of high school education. Proof must include the successful completion of 1200 hours of instruction in cosmetology and hairstyling; this at a school that has been approved by the New Jersey state board, an approved school in another state, or a foreign country.
Please note that there are some differences for applicants from another state or country, because their education must be substantially similar to the education offered in licensed schools in New Jersey. Therefore, a license from an out-of-country or out-of-state school is not necessarily a guarantee that you will obtain a New Jersey Cosmetology License.
When the applicant has submitted their application and that application has been approved, they must sit an examination that is administered by the New Jersey State Board. Only after passing this examination can an applicant acquire their permanent New Jersey Cosmetology License.
Are There Any Fees Accompanying the Application for the New Jersey Cosmetology License?
There is a filing fee accompanying any application for the New Jersey Cosmetology License; this application fee must accompany the application itself. To make the payment, applicants can only use a check or money order, which must be payable to the State of New Jersey.
Please note that the application fee is non-refundable and that the required amount can be found on the first page of the New Jersey Cosmetology License.
Do I Need to Submit Anything Else Other Than Proof of Education?
In some cases, additional documentation must be submitted to the State Board of New York; this includes transcripts and examination results. However, most of this documentation must be provided by an examination entity or the school you have attended. Therefore, applicants must arrange this transfer of information with the school of examination entity. Please note that the State Board will not accept copies of such documents provided by the applicant himself or herself.
Some applicants may have to provide proof that they own a license in another state than New Jersey. To provide this proof, applicants must contact the licensing authority that provided the out-of-state license and request to send a license verification letter to the New Jersey State Board.
Applicants must also include a passport-style photograph with their application. The photograph can only include the face and the shoulders. Photograph formats that are not allowed include: full-sized photographs, photographs with other people, full-body photographs, photocopies of a photograph, and scanned photographs. Copies of your passport photograph are not allowed either.
Please note that the reverse side of the photograph must contain the full name of the applicant. The reverse side of the photograph must also contain the signature of the applicant to authenticate the photograph; this ensures that the photograph does not get lost if it should become detached from your application.
Do I Need to Mention Any Name Changes?
If you have changed your name in the past, you should include the reason for that name change and proof of that name change in your application. Valid proof includes a copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, or other valid proof of your name change.
What If I Move Once I Have Submitted My Application to the State Board of New Jersey?
The New Jersey State Board understands that some applicants might move during their application; this is why applicants can report their address change after they have submitted the application. However, the New Jersey State Board does request that any address changes are reported as soon as possible; this to avoid further problems with your application.
Do You Have Any Tips for a Successful Application?
When you fill in your New Jersey Cosmetology License, please make sure that read through the entire application before you start filling it in. Once you have filled in, it is recommended to read through the application again and make sure that every section is answered properly; this avoids problems with your application later.
Once you have completed your application, it is advised to find a Notary Public; this is an entity that will notarize your signature on the application. You can find this Notary Public in most bank branches, but these might charge a small fee for the notarization of your signature.