I was trying to receive my cosmetology licenses in Delaware from New Jersey i called the state multiples times asking how it would be possible. I was told i would have to take two test's a theory portion along with a practical exam. As long as i passed both of those id be licensed. This process to up worth of 6 month and $400 to complete but i did pass both tests first try. New Jersey is 1250 Hours and Delware was 1500. i had to summit all the paper work that and it was pushed through allowing me to take them. Now they are holding my licensed saying i did not have enough hour to even take the test.They also never emailed me or called me saying my licensed wasn't being released and i had to call which was 3 month after, asking where my licensed was. Now i am unemployed because my job requires the licensed and they are not releasing and super stressed about the whole situation. They want me to go back to school for $4000 to do 250 hours to get my licensed. Is this legal to give me false info, pushing my paperwork through passing the test then not getting my licenses and cause me to be unemployed?
You're asking if it's "illegal" for someone to make a mistake. No, it's not illegal, just very frustrating. Licensing is a complicated and confusing process sometimes. Unfortunately, if you want the license, you have to jump through all the hoops that the state sets up.
Don't just accept the word of whatever clerk you happen to get on the phone. Try to get a supervisor, or a licensing specialist. Some agencies in some states even have counselors whose only job is to help applicants figure out what they need to do to get licensed. Once you get someone who sounds like they know what they're doing, get their name, and make sure you always contact that person. Then it's your job to follow through, to follow-up, to make sure your application is progressing, and keep calling back now and then to check. That way, if there's ever a screw-up, you're not going to let months go by before you find out about it. You can't ever expect them to contact you.
IF you can argue that someone intentionally gave you wrong information, because they wanted to screw with you personally, then you might have a case against them. But otherwise, I'm afraid you're just discovering the joys of state licensing. Good luck.
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