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In order to renew your license, the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologist requires that you complete 4 hours of continuing education every year. The renewal deadline is December 31st every year.

Beauty Academy is an approved provider (#P0023) of continuing education.  To view our approval, visit

Approved Online Course

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How does this course work?

  1. Click on the “Start the Course” button above to begin your course immediately. You can stop and save the course at any time. Just come back to this page and click on the “Resume a Saved Course” button to log back into your course.You can complete the entire course without purchasing it. There is no final exam! You just need to read though each of the slides. Once you have completed the last slide, you will be finished and we will be notified as well. It is that easy.
  2. When you have finished the course, click on the BUY NOW button above. After you purchase the course, we will email you your certificate of completion. If you purchase after 2pm CST, we will email your certificate the next business day.


West Virginia Cosmetology Additional information:

West Virginia barbers and cosmetologists must fulfill a requirement of 4 hours of continuing education to renew their West Virginia cosmetology license.  Our online continuing education classes are approved to fulfill the West Virginia cosmetology continuing education requirements.

That said, not all online continuing education courses are approved in West Virginia for license renewal, so before taking a course other than ours you will want to make sure that the course is approved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you report my results to the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists?

Yes we report all continuing education results directly to the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists.  That way you can easily renew your license.

Do you offer any continuing education training that is not online?

We offer online continuing education to renew your West Virginia Cosmetology license.  We do not offer any classroom continuing education courses for West Virginia.  We find that most students prefer to complete their continuing education online on their computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Do you provide me with a certificate of completion when I finish your continuing education course?

Yes, all graduates of our West Virginia cosmetology continuing education course will receive a certificate of completion.  We can either email, mail, or fax the certificate to you.

Do I need to provide my certificate to the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to prove that I completed my continuing education when I renew my license?

The West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists may ask you to provide them with a copy of your continuing education certificate so be sure to hang on to it.

What if I still have questions about completing my continuing education?

No problem.  Just call our continuing education specialists at (888)290-9739 or email us at .

West Virginia – It doesn’t matter whether you want to complete our cosmetology continuing education courses in Charleston, Morgantown, Huntington, Wheeling, Martinsburg, Beckley, Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Fairmont, or Elkins – our online continuing education courses for West Virginia cosmetologists can be completed from anywhere.