Low Income License Waiver Program for Hair Braiders

The Department of Business & Professional Regulations has a low income license waiver program. This program helps individuals who do not have the money to pay for their license. The waiver will pay for your license fee, however, you will still be responsible for paying for the additional fees. For example, your application fees etc.  For a list of the remaining fees due at time of application for licensure please click here.
If you have the desire without much money, you are still able to work in your chosen field and get your state license.

Under House Bill 615, which went into effect July 1, 2017, the Department now has the ability to waive the initial licensing fee for low-income individuals who apply to the Department for a state professional license. To qualify for this fee waiver, the applicant must demonstrate that his or her annual household income, before taxes, is at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines prescribed for the family‚Äôs household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

For those who need financial assistance to get their license, I would highly suggest that you check this program out. “No one should ever be denied an education or to work in their chosen field due to the lack of money”.


How To Apply for A Florida Braiding License

Here’s  how to apply for your Braiding License in Florida. First complete your Hair Braiding 16 Hour Course, you will then be eligible to apply to The Department of Business & Professional Regulations Florida State for your Braiding Registration. Simply print application, fill out and complete all sections of the application.

Pay $25 fee (make check payable to Department of Business and Professional Regulation).

Submit certificate of completion of the minimum two-day, 16-hour course (a copy). You should receive your Registration (license)  within 3 to 4 weeks from The Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology,


Application for Hair Braiding.  Form # DBPR COSMO 5

Click here for printable application