Important Updates

New 1000 Hour Cosmetology Curriculum Requirements

Effective September 1, 2024, there will be new cosmetology curriculum requirements. The new required training hours are posted on the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology page

New Online Services Now Available

MyVirginia, powered by PayIt, offers a quick and easy way to request certification of an individual or business license issued by DPOR. Visit to submit a request online in just a few minutes!

Digital DPOR Licenses

DPOR licenses and certificates are available in digital format with Merit. Accepting your digital credential is optional. Digital credentials will work the same way as your traditional paper license.

File a Complaint

DPOR-regulated individuals and businesses may be disciplined for violating board laws or regulations.

Forms and Applications

Find the documents you need to obtain or maintain your DPOR credential.


Stay informed about the rules governing DPOR licensees and any upcoming changes.