Help and FAQs for All Boards
How early can I renew my license?
60 days before expiration date.
What are the renewal requirements?
Instructors are required to have completed 16 hours of Board approved continuing education for renewal of his or her instructor license.
When is a license considered late?
After midnight of the expiration date.
Is there a grace period?
How much time do you allow licensees in expired status to still renew with a late fee?
How much is the late fee?
Can I renew an expired license online?
Not at this time.
What happens after the licensee is expired for 3 years or longer?
License expired for 3 years or longer can only be reinstated by passage of the state board reinstatement exam.
Can I get a replacement license online?
Can I change my mailing address online?
Can I change my place of employment online?
Can I reprint the payment confirmation page once I exit the system?
No. You will need to print it right away or make a note of it for reference.
Can I change the shop name online?
Who to contact for help:
If a licensee has questions about a license during the online renewal, he or she should contact:
Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
If a licensee is experiencing technical problems or needs technical assistance he or she will contact:
NIC, TN - TN.GOV Help Desk
Phone: 615-313-0300 or toll-free at 1-866-8TN-EGOV
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