To help reduce your processing time, please note the following suggestions and information:
Board staff cannot begin to process cosmetologist applications until the applicant pays the required exam fees to the testing institution.
Send your payment of $93 to Dasher Inc. via money order, cashier’s check or business check. Please send payment to:
Pearson Vue C/O Dasher Inc
PO BOX 1652
Harrisburg, PA 17105
An official state criminal history record check (CHRC) is required from your current state of residence. For applicants living, working, or completing training in Pennsylvania, your CHRC will be generated automatically as part of your application and the required fee will be included at checkout.
- In addition to the background check from your current state of residence, you will need to submit official state CHRCs from every state where you have lived, worked, or completed training during the last five years. An FBI background check can be submitted in lieu of state checks where you previously lived, worked or trained. No record checks can be dated more than 90 days prior to the date you submit your application.
You will need to provide your “School Code,” which is the school’s license number issued by the State Board of Cosmetology. Find this code by contacting your school OR you may look it up using the
PALS Verify A License search.
If you attended a school outside of Pennsylvania to obtain your cosmetology hours, please use school code:
For early testers ONLY: After you complete your exam, your school must submit the Final Affidavit and Final Transcript. The school must send directly to Dasher Inc. You will not receive your license until Dasher receives these documents from the school.