Ergometrics

Cosmetology Student FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (Click to Expand)

Where are the Washington State test locations?

Written Test Locations

Vancouver Testing Center
Charter College
17200 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Ste 100 - Rm 133
Vancouver, WA 98684
Olympia Testing Center
1025 Black Lake Blvd. Suite 1A
Olympia, WA 98502

Everett Testing Center
3101 111th Street SW. Suite P
Everett, WA 98204

Spokane Testing Center
Heritage Square
9423 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99218
Wenatchee Testing Center
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
113 South Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Pasco Testing Center
Charter College
5278 Outlet Dr.
Pasco, WA 99301
Yakima Testing Center
Liberty Tax Service
502 W. Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA 98908

Practical Test Locations

New Fife Testing Center
Fife Business Center
4624 16th St. E. Suite A7&8
Fife, WA 98424

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Spokane Testing Center
Heritage Square
9423 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99218
I am moving from another state, how do I get a Washington State License?

Go to the Washington State Department of Licensing web site, there are instructions listed there.

How do I renew or reactivate my Washington State License?

Go to the Washington State Department of Licensing web site, there are instructions listed there.

How do I test to get a new license in Washington State?

Please refer to the Washington NIC Test Preparation Guide for your career field.

Written Exams in Alternative Languages

Written exams are offered in English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Candidates can choose their language for their written examination when they sit down to take it.

How do I apply for Reasonable Testing Accommodation?

To apply for Reasonable Testing Accommodation for one or both of your Cosmetology tests, you must:

DOL will accept or deny all requests for Reasonable Testing Accommodation. They will inform the student of their decision in writing.

This process will take several weeks.

Do not schedule your test until you have DOL approval.

How can I get a dictionary in my language for my Written test?

The Department of Licensing offers many foreign language dictionaries for use during the Written test.

To request the use of a foreign language dictionary:

  • DO NOT SCHEDULE YOUR TEST YET.
  • Email your request to DOL at plssunit@dol.wa.gov.
  • When your request is approved, you will be contacted by NTN Support to schedule your exam.

Foreign language dictionaries are available at Spokane and Everett only. You must take your Written test at one of these locations if DOL approves your request for a language dictionary.

How much does it cost to test and get a license?
Written Exam: $60.00
Practical Exam: $120.00

After a candidate has successfully completed their exams they log back onto their account and fill out a DOL license application and pay:

Department of Licensing Fee: $25.00
Processing fee: $5.00

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Exam fees are non-refundable.

You can request an exam reschedule up until one week before your exam date. A schedule change within one week of an exam is not allowed.

Submit your exam reschedule request by clicking on the "Contact Tech Support" link at www.CosmetologyWashington.com.

We do not accept rescheduling requests over the phone.

I do not have a credit card, how do I pay?

With a credit card, you can schedule your test instantly.

If you do not have a credit card you can mail in a payment for a voucher.

To apply for a voucher, log onto your candidate account and click on the 'Pay by Check' link. Print the voucher request form and mail it, with your money order or cashiers' check, to the address listed.

Once your payment is received, a voucher number will be mailed to you. Schedule your tests and use the voucher number to pay.

Voucher purchases will take two weeks to process.