Printed on 9/28/2023


Additional Information

Individuals who are interested in the Cosmetology Apprentice program must be employed in the trade.

Once employment is secured or to find an employer who is approved to train apprentices, contact the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to create the apprentice contract and contact Kerri Nevala at []( to connect with FVTC.
- The [state contact]( depends on which county the salon or barbershop is located.
- Full apprentice process details are available at the [Department of Safety and Professional Services](

If the employer decides to move forward with the apprentice agreement, the employer will submit an [apprentice application]( to the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The DWD will determine if you meet the Bureau of Apprentice Standards and if a credential notice can be issued.

You and your employer will submit the credential notice, the apprentice application and the required fee to the Department of Safety and Professional Services, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708-8935. If you have any past convictions, you may be required to submit Form #2253, the required fee and accompanying documents.

The Department of Safety and Professional Services will issue the apprentice permit after the application is approved. You may begin to work after your permit is issued. Your permit will be valid for three years.

Once your contract is in place, the FVTC apprentice office and cosmetology apprentice representative will communicate with you on course registration, textbooks, etc.  Connect with Jennifer Dausey at []( on course registration.

Program Outcomes

  • Compare hair color services.
  • Compare haircutting services.
  • Compare hairstyling and finishing techniques.
  • Compare nail services.
  • Compare shampoo services.
  • Compare skin care services.
  • Compare texture services.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills for success.
  • Develop strategies to market products and services.
  • Summarize safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Summarize the current Wisconsin administrative codes and statutes for cosmetology.

Beyond The Classroom

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