West Virginia barbers and cosmetologists must fulfill a requirement of 4 hours of continuing education every year to renew their West Virginia cosmetology license. The renewal deadline is December 31st of every year. However, if you have 10 to 20 years or more of experience, you are only required to take a 3-hour sanitation course every other year (see details in FAQ below).
Caution: 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. If your continuing education provider is not approved by the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists, then the course will not count toward your continuing education hours needed to renew your license. The good news is that Beauty Academy is an approved provider (#P0023) of continuing education. To view our approval, visit http://epay.wvsto.com/BBCProviderClasses/course_listing.aspx.