Appearance Enhancement and Barber E-Licensing System Update


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E-Licensing provides our licensees with expedited online services through a user managed online account. 

Access Information for Existing Applicants and Licensees

Applicants – Individuals who are in the process of completing the exam process will need to schedule any new exams through their online account.  Prior to scheduling an exam, the applicant must create their online account and claim their pending application.  Please follow the below instructions on how to claim an application:

           Instructions for Creating an Account and Claiming a Record

Written and practical exams may be completed in either order and may be scheduled at a time, date and location of your choice.

Licensees – Individuals who want to renew their license or make any type of modifications to an existing license should create an online account and claim their existing license(s).  Please follow the below instructions on how to claim a license:

           Instructions for Creating an Account and Claiming a Record


Access Information for "New" Appearance Enhancement or Barber Applicants Applying Online @ The New York State License Center

New Applicants can apply online for an Appearance Enhancement Operator License, Barber Operator License, a Business or an Area Renter License. Once arriving at the Licensing Online System click on the left side green button, "I need a NY.Gov ID."

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For further information on the E-Licensing system, read the Frequently Asked Questions that will assist you with updates and new processes.

Still need help? Call the NYS License Center Help Desk at (518) 453-8130 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m Monday thru Friday, with the exception of New York State Observed Holidays.