How to Apply

To become a Continuing Education Provider, it is required that you file with the Secretary of State. Review the requirements and the step-by-step guides below.
Please be aware that the Board only accepts new registrations from April 1st to September 1st of odd numbered years. Current providers may add additional courses at any time if they wish.

  • Licensure requires a completed, signed, and notarized registration along with the required fee. 
  • See specific instructions for the CE Provider registration. 
  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees in order for your registration to be approved.

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply: 

CE Initial Application

CE Limited Provider

CE Additional Course

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.


Initial Application


Course Added After Initial Registration
(Approved CE Providers Only)


Industry / Trade Show Course
(Submit at least 30 days prior to event)


Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

CE Initial Application

The Board only accepts applications from April 1 through September 1 of odd numbered years.

CE Limited Provider

Providers of industry or trade show courses are providers that offer CE courses for credit for a limited time only at industry or trade shows.

CE Additional Course

If you are already an approved CE Provider, you must register additional courses that you add to your curriculum.

How to File

To file online:

Online filing is not available for these registrations.

To file by mail:

Once your checklist is completed, please mail all documents to:

Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217

MAIL APPLICATION WITH PAYMENT IN A 9x12 or LARGER ENVELOPE – DO NOT STAPLE pages or check/money order. Do not fold pages of the application. Make check/money order payable to Georgia Secretary of State and submit to Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217.

Please note, endorsement applications must be submitted by paper only.

Contact Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers