Final phase of DOL’s new professional and business licensing service available June 29

June 18, 2020

DOL logoThe Department of Licensing (DOL) will roll out the final phase of its professional and business licensing system’s technology modernization project on Monday, June 29.

“Our new license renewal system will benefit all of our professional licensees, and allow them to manage their licenses and renewal online,” said Jennifer Clawson, DOL’s assistant director of the Business and Professions Division.

The agency’s professional and business licensing system will be temporarily shut down for 10 days, from June 19 through June 28, to ensure a successful transition to the new system. During the outage, customers will be unable to process any professional or business license applications or renewals.

This system replacement improves and expands convenient online services for professional license holders such as real estate brokers, cosmetologists, tattoo artists, and security guards. The new system will allow them to:

  • Pay license fees using more online payment options
  • Self-print licenses
  • Check application or renewal status
  • Manage account information

The new system includes extra security features to protect customer data and an online option for the public to submit complaints and look up the status of a professional license.

Starting June 29, this phase will include the following programs:

  • Auctioneers
  • Bail bonds
  • Body art, body piercing, and tattoo
  • Combative sports
  • Commercial driver license schools
  • Cosmetology and cosmetology schools
  • Court reporters
  • Driver training schools
  • Employment agencies
  • Home inspectors
  • Motorcycle training schools
  • Private investigators
  • Private security guards
  • Real estate brokers, managing brokers, firms, and schools

The first phase, completed in November 2019, included the following programs:

  • Appraisers and appraisal management companies
  • Architects
  • Camping resorts and timeshares
  • Engineers
  • Funeral and cemeteries
  • Geologists
  • Land surveyors
  • Landscape architects
  • Notaries
  • On-site wastewater

Cosmetology Advisory Board has opening for public position

June 11, 2012

Cosmetology

The Department of Licensing is looking for a public member to join our Cosmetology, Barber, Manicuring and Esthetician Advisory Board.

What does the advisory board do?
The advisory board makes recommendations to the Department on the laws and rules governing cosmetology, barbering, manicuring, estheticians and industry schools.  We need a public member to give us opinions and information from the consumer’s point of view.  

Who is eligible to fill this position?
We are looking for a consumer who is not affiliated with the cosmetology industry.  This means you cannot be any of the following:

  • A licensee
  • A student
  • An instructor
  • A shop owner
  • A school owner

Is this a paid position?
Yes, board members are paid up to $50 per day for board meetings.  We do not use general funds for our program, so travel and lodging expenses are reimbursed at state rates.

What kind of commitment is this?

  • Board members are appointed for a period of three years 
  • Regular meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis – usually on a Monday
  • Other meetings may be scheduled as needed

Are you interested?
Great!  Please visit the following link to our webpage to access the application and to get more information about the board: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/news.html


Cosmetology Board looking for a few good representatives

July 25, 2011

by Christine Anthony

The Department of Licensing is looking to fill current and upcoming board vacancies on the Cosmetology, Barber, Manicuring and Esthetic Advisory Board.

If you are:

  • A currently practicing cosmetologist, barber, esthetician or manicurist?
  • A representative of an approved apprentice shop?
  • A representative of a privately-owned cosmetology school?
  • A consumer who is not affiliated with the cosmetology, barber, esthetician or manicurist industry?

And, you are able to:

  • Make a three-year commitment.
  • Travel to attend meetings.
  • Be an active voice for the cosmetology industry.

If you are interested, please submit your application to the board today.  Application with instructions on how to apply can be found online at http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/docs/630057cos.pdf.