You Must Pay License Fees To Work These 8 Jobs In New York State

Whether you’re a college student deciding which career is best for you, or someone who’s been in the workforce for years but is looking to make a change, you may need to get licensed for your new job. New York State requires people to have a license to practice certain professions and of course there are fees associated with each one.

A New York State professional license is valid for life unless revoked, canceled or suspended by the Board of Regents. To practice in New York State, your professional license must be registered.

Initial registration and renewal fees vary by profession. To work in any of the 8 professions below, you must apply for a license and/or register with New York State and pay the fees.

1. Acupuncturist

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Anyone who professionally practices acupuncture in New York must be authorized and to receive a license a person must meet the following requirements,

– be of good character;
– be at least 21 years old;
– meet study and examination requirements; and
– demonstrate proficiency in English if you are an applicant whose application is based on credits awarded for – completion of study programs in a country where English is not the main language spoken.

The fee for obtaining an acupuncture license and initial registration is $788.

2. Security officer

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New York State considers someone a security keep if they perform any of the following actions,

– the protection of persons and/or property against damage, theft and/or illicit activities;
– deterrence, observation, detection and/or reporting of illegal or unauthorized activities;
– street patrol service;
– response to, but not installation or maintenance of a security system alarm.

Anyone who wants to work as a professional security guard in the state must complete the application and pay the fees, be at least 18 years old, fingerprinted, have a history of criminal offenses, have a driver’s license or a NYS card ID and have completed training. The fees to complete the application process to become a security guard are,

$36 – Initial request
$25 – Renewal
$102 – Fingerprint Fee (payable to IDEMIA) – Effective January 1, 2022, the fingerprint fee will be $101.75
$25 – Employment Status Notification
$0 – Personal name and/or address change
$25 – Duplicate License/Registration Application
$25 – Status change

3. Public Notary

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In order to become a notary in New York State, a person must complete an application and pay the fee, pass the New York State Notary Public Examination, and be a resident or have an office in the state. The costs to become a licensed notary public in New York are,

$60 – Initial request
$60 – Renewal (payable to County Clerk’s Office)
$15 – Written exam
$10 – Personal name and/or address change (no fee is required if a name change is the result of a marital status change)
$10 – Duplicate License/Registration Application

4. Beautician

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A cosmetology license allows you to perform services to a human’s hair, head, face, neck, or scalp, including but not limited to shaving, trimming, and trimming hair or beard by hand or with mechanical devices and the application of antiseptics, powders, oils, clays, lotions or the application of tonics to the hair, head or scalp, and further includes the furnishing, for remuneration or any direct or indirect consideration or exchange, of services for the application of dyes, reactive chemicals, or other preparations for modifying the color or for smoothing, curling or modifying the structure of human hair.

To apply for a cosmetology license in New York, a person must be at least 17 years old, complete 1,000 hours of approved education and training, pass New York State written and practical exams (or have 5 years of work experience outside of NYS) and be reviewed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. The fees for a cosmetology license are,

$40 initial application fee
$40 renewal fee
$15 written exam fee
$15 road test fee

5. Interior designer

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A certified interior Designate (CID) licensed in New York plans, designs, oversees and/or consults on various aspects of interior spaces. New York CIDs work with you to create home and business environments that project the desired image while allowing for changing demands, functionality, comfort and efficiency.

To obtain a license as a Certified Interior Designer, you must be at least 21 years old, complete the required training, experience and exam, be of good character, and complete the application. The license and initial registration fee is $377.

6. Massage therapist

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In order to receive a therapeutic massage licensed in the state of New York, a person must meet the following criteria,

– be of good character;
– be at least 18 years old;
– meet study and examination requirements;
– meet the experience requirements (if applicable); and
– have taken a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within the three years preceding obtaining the licence.

The cost of a license and the first registration is $108.

7. Sports trainer

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athletic training is the application of sports injury management principles and procedures. This includes preconditioning, conditioning and reconditioning activities. Sports trainers work under the supervision of licensed physicians to provide services to people who have suffered sports injuries.

New York State Certified Athletic Trainers must be at least 21 years old, meet the education requirements, and pass the exam. The fee for a license is $158.

8. Shorthand Reporter

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Accredited shorthand the reporters, who are professionals certified by the New York State Board of Regents, provide a range of services – court reporting, freelance reporting, and real-time reporting such as captioning live events.

The fee to become a certified reporter stenographer in New York State is $173.

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