Are you in Florida cosmetology school? You probably know you have to pass the Florida cosmetology state board exam with at least a 75%—or you cannot practice cosmetology in Florida. If you didn’t know that, we’re sorry to be the first to tell you. The written Florida cosmetology state board exam is hard. It’s TWO tests. Both tests are timed. Lots of Florida cosmetology students fail.
If this sounds scary, it is. This is your cosmetology career on the line. Because of a test.
Plus the cosmetology state board Florida instructions are kinda confusing and rather scary. The first thing they talk about is failing—and in BOLD type. 😳
“EXAMINATION: If you have failed the examination, you are required to submit a reexamination application before you can schedule another examination.”
And the backdrop to this failing sentence is a beautiful beach. As if a beach makes it all better.😬
Florida Cosmetology State Board Exam Failure Rates
What are the failure rates for the Florida Cosmetology state board exam? These statistics are from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
- 2022 failure rate for the Florida cosmetology theory exam: 23%
- 2022 failure rate for the Florida cosmetology clinical exam: 40%
The statistics above are for first-time test takers.
For repeat test takers, the failure rate is worse:
- 2022 failure rate for the Florida cosmetology theory exam: 47%
- 2022 failure rate for the Florida cosmetology clinical exam: 60%
Oh, you say. That was 2022. It’s 2023. New year. This time, the Florida cosmetology students will do better.
Sadly, it’s not true. The failure rate is actually getting slightly worse.
Here are the failure rates for first-time test takers in the first quarter of 2023 (January, February, and March 2023):
- Failure rate for the written Florida cosmetology theory exam: 27%
- Failure rate for the written Florida cosmetology clinical exam: 43%
Okay we need a re-do. Let’s start on a more positive note.
Hi! 👋 We’re the Filmbook State Board app. And we want you to PASS the Florida cosmetology state board exam. So we created an app to help make sure that happens. It’s called the Filmbook State Board app, and tens of thousands of cosmetology students are using it to pass their exams. 🏆 Join them!
Let’s take a look at what you have to know for the Florida cosmetology state board exam, and we’ll show you how Filmbook gets you ready:
Florida Cosmetology State Board Exam 2023: What’s on the test?
The cosmetology state board for Florida has TWO timed, multiple choice cosmetology tests:
- Written Theory Examination
- Written Clinical Exam
The Florida Cosmetology Written Theory Examination is a 1½ hour timed exam with 65 multiple-choice questions. Here are the topics:
- Safety and Sanitation: 34%
- Client Services: 24%
- Manicuring and Pedicuring: 16%
- Facials, Make-up and Hair Removal: 16%
- Florida Laws and Rules: 10%
The Florida Cosmetology Written Clinical Exam is also a 1½ hour timed exam with 65 multiple-choice questions. Here’s what you will be tested on:
- Hair Coloring and Lightening: 39%
- Permanent Waving and Chemical Relaxing: 34%
- Hair Styling: 12%
- Hair Cutting/Shaping: 10%
- Scalp and Hair Care: 5%
Did we say TIMED? We did. Here’s the official rule:
“Under NO circumstances will you be permitted to work beyond the time allotted for the examination.”
And then there’s this …
“Applicants must complete both portions of the examination within a two-year period from the date of the first attempt of either portion of the exam. If both portions of the examination are not passed within a two year period, the applicant will be required to pass both portions of the examination again. If the applicant fails either portion of the examination on the first attempt, the applicant can submit a reexamination application without any additional signatures from the cosmetology school.”
Confusing AND scary. This is your career on the line. Don’t get scared. Get prepared.TM
The Filmbook State Board app helps get you prepared for EVERYTHING. In ONE app. On your iPhone. Always at your fingertips.
How to Pass the Florida Cosmetology State Board Exam
When you subscribe to the Filmbook State Board app you get UNLIMITED state board practice quizzes from a bank of over 1,600 state board questions. That’s more than any other app!
Plus you get helpful feedback on every state board practice quiz answer, whether correct or incorrect. That really helps you review material that’s challenging. Like clinical information. And theory information.
And, a complete cosmetology exam study book is built right into the app! It’s loaded with easy-to-read, need-to-know info.
Oh, you don’t like reading? This is the best state board app for passing the Florida cosmetology exam because it allows you to turn on a READ-OUT-LOUD OPTION. We designed the Filmbook State Board app specifically for visual learners and artists.
So you’ll be ready to PASS the written theory examination and the written clinical examination in Florida.
Florida Cosmetology Laws and Rules Questions
There’s more! When you subscribe to the Filmbook State Board app, you get specific practice questions on Florida laws and rules.
In fact, the Filmbook State Board app has 49 questions from the state of Florida cosmetology laws and rules BUILT RIGHT IN to the quizzes on our app. Forty-Nine!
All this state board preparation is just $4.99/month. 🤗 That’s the best price you’ll find for the most content.
Have a look at some sample Florida cosmetology laws and rules practice questions from the Filmbook State Board app.👇
Florida laws and rules. You gotta know them. Let’s try another Florida question.
Our goal is to help YOU pass the cosmetology exam.
That’s why the Filmbook State Board app is the ONLY cosmetology state board study app that quizzes you with questions specific to your state’s laws and rules.
Florida Cosmetology State Board Anxiety? Practice, Practice, Practice!
Reduce your anxiety about the Florida cosmetology state board exam by taking open-book Filmbook practice tests. Here’s an example:
Let’s try another open-book test question, this time about perms. Remember: Permanent waving and chemical relaxing questions count for 34% of your grade. You gotta know this.
How to Pass the Florida Cosmetology State Board Exam
The Filmbook State Board app can help you pass your written cosmetology exam! No matter what Florida school you go to.
When you subscribe, here’s what it includes:
- ALL state board topics
- Over 1,600 state board practice questions
- Florida laws and rules quiz questions
- Unlimited, timed multiple choice state board quizzes
- Step-by-step state-board films
- Cosmetology theory, clearly explained
- A built-in cosmetology exam book
- A read-out-loud option
- A cosmetology glossary with over 1,200 terms
- Over 1,200 flashcards, built right into the cosmetology glossary.
You can unlock 49 state-specific questions like the ones shown here when you:
- Download the Filmbook State Board app
- Get a subscription ($4.99/month)
- Specify that you’ll be taking your state board examination in Florida, by selecting your preferences on the SETTINGS page in the app. (Just see what we’ve highlighted below in red.)
Still not sure? Download your free 100-question state board practice quiz questions on the preview version of the Filmbook State Board app.
Now, let’s do a check-in.😊
You’re in cosmetology school. Or you already finished. You KNOW how to cut and color hair. You’re a pro at it.
ALL you need now is to get licensed!
- ALL those hours
- ALL those haircuts
- ALL those perms
- ALL that practice
- ALL those dreams
Make it ALL work for you! You can pass!🏆
The Filmbook State Board app can help.
See you on the App Store!
Until then …
Look out for one another.
Keep a kind heart.
And never forget that the world needs your artistry.