Barbering and Cosmetology Licensing - Frequently Asked Questions

Is my application confidential?

No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the board is posted on our website.

My license is about to expire and I haven’t received a renewal?

You may renew your license online, and you can also update your address and phone number while renewing your license.

Do I have to pay the late fee, I am only a day late?

The late fee is assessed at the time your license expires. 

Do I need a special license to go to people’s homes?

The Program’s Law allows and individual who holds a current practice license to go to people’s homes and perform the services which falls in the scope of practice for their license without requiring an additional license.  You may only perform services that you are licensed to perform on the individuals who reside within that home.  This includes nursing homes, hospitals . . . (See the Board’s Law Title 32 Subchapter 14203 (2) for additional information).

If I have an apprentice, how does this individual get paid or do they get paid?

You will need to contact the Department of Labor and ask for Wage Structure.

If I move to another state can I still keep my Maine license?

You may keep your Maine license while living out of state, just keep your e-mail and physical address up-to-date to ensure you will receive your renewal reminder or any other correspondence from the Barbering and Cosmetology Program.