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Cosmetology Continuing Education

Licensed Ohio Esthetician completing the required 5 hours of education online with RocketCert

Individual cosmetology licenses in Ohio expire every 2 years. Licenses must be renewed before January 15th, 2025. License holders are required to complete 4 hours of continuing education from an approved provider before this date. The CE topics are set by the board and must comply with their requirements. These renewal requirements apply to all who hold a license to practice Cosmetology, a Branch of Cosmetology, and all Instructor License Holders. The 1 hour Board Rules and Laws class may only be taken through the board. More information on these topics can be found in the sections below.

Need to complete your continuing education today? No problem! You can start the course in less than 10 minutes. Not in a hurry? You can stop and pick up where you left off any time. Our education is designed to fit in your busy schedule and provide helpful information that pertains to your daily job.

Online Continuing Education

What courses are available for me to take online?

3 Hour Online Continuing Education Course
Requirements & Steps

How to I Renew my Ohio Cosmetology License?

In Ohio, you are required to complete 4 hours of continuing education every year to renew your license. Licenses expire every 2 years. The current renewal period ends January 15th, 2025. Renewals submitted after this date are considered late.

With RocketCert, our education is fully narrated and expertly written. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer completing their continuing education through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

We offer the required training online. Our courses come with lifetime access (though we know it won't take that long!)


To renew, 4 hours of CE are required during each 2 year renewal period. With us, the training is available 24/7 on nearly any device.


After you complete the continuing education course, you can instantly print your certificate of completion. We also submit your completion to the board the next business day!

Hours & Topics

What are the required CE topics for my license?

Cosmetologist Exemptions

Those who meet any of these requirements are exempt from taking CE. Payment of the renewal fee is still required to keep a license active.

    First-Time Licensee:
  • If this is your first Ohio license, you are not required to obtain CE hours for this renewal period.
  • NOTE: Instructor Licenses are not eligible for this exemption
    65 or Older:
  • Licensees who are age 65 or older, before October 3, 2022 are not required to complete CE hours.
    Held a License for 30 Years or More:
  • Licensees who have held a board license for 30 or more years, before October 3, 2022 are not required to complete CE hours.
Cosmetologist Course Requirements

4 hours total

  • 3 hours concerning Safety and Infection Control
    • If taken as a stand-alone course the credit may be applied to multiple licenses
  • 1 hour concerning Board Laws and Rules
    • Only offered by the board
    • This course can be applied to multiple licenses
About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select from the training below and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.


Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.


We are here for you. Have a question? Need support? Our team is available 7 days a week for technical support. We pride ourselves in taking care of you.


Our training is available 24/7, and you can start and stop as needed. With our mobile ready courses, you can take from nearly any device at any location.

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