Requirements - Needed for Your State License

Nail Technician


What requirements do I need to meet for a career in Nail Technology?

The department shall admit to examination for a license as a manicurist, an individual who has made an application to the department, is at least 17 years of age, is of good moral character, and has had a minimum training of 400 hours under the supervision of a licensed manicurist, or a licensed cosmetologist in a licensed cosmetology school, or shall have spent at least 6 months in a licensed cosmetological establishment where the subject is practiced.


Esthetician


What requirements do I need to meet for a career in Esthetics?

The department shall admit to examination for a license as an esthetician, an individual who has made an application to the department, is at least 17 years of age, is of good moral character, and has had a minimum training of 400 hours under the supervision of a licensed esthetician instructor, or a licensed cosmetology instructor in a licensed cosmetology school, or shall have spent at least 6 months in a licensed cosmetological establishment where the subject is practiced.


Cosmetology


What requirements do I need to meet for a career in Cosmetology?

The Department shall issue a license to practice cosmetology to an individual who fulfills all of the following requirements:

  • Passes an examination prescribed by the department and the board, which examination shall include both a practical demonstration and a written or oral test and shall not be confined to a specific system or method.
  • Presents a diploma, issued to the applicant by a school of cosmetology licensed by the department, showing that the applicant has completed the course of study in the school prescribed by the department , or furnishes proof of having completed the required time in a licensed school of cosmetology as prescribed by the department.
  • Is at least 17 years of age.
  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has had an education equivalent to the completion of the ninth grade of public school.
  • Has had training of at least 1,500 hours extending over a period of at least 10 months in a school of cosmetology approved by the department, or has served at least 2 years as an apprentice in a licensed cosmetological establishment in which cosmetology is practiced.

Instructor


What requirements do I need to meet for a career in Cosmetology Instructor Training?

The department shall admit to examination for a license as a cosmetology instructor, an individual who has made an application to the department, is a licensed cosmetologist with not less than 500 hours of instructor training, has a high school diploma or its equivalent, has passed an examination approved by the department and the board, and is of good moral character.


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