Barbering, Hairdressing and Cosmetology

How to Get Licensed

As of November 1, 2015 the written exams for cosmetology and electrology licensing are given by the testing service PSI (phone: (800) 733-9267). Exams include: Barber Stylist Theory, Cosmetologist Theory, Electrologist Theory, Esthetician Theory and Nail Technician Theory. The exams are also available online in Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. Select Rhode Island, Cosmetology on the PSI site for the full listing.