Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

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Cosmetology Licensing Requirements

State Board of Cosmetology

 

Alabama Board of Cosmetology
RSA Union Building
100 N. Union St., #320
Montgomery, AL 36130
800-815-7453, 334-242-1918
Fax: 334-242-1926
cosmetology@aboc.state.al.us
http://www.aboc.state.al.us/

Cosmetology: 1,500 clock hours or 3,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 1,500 clock hours or 3,000 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 750 clock hours or 1,200 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: 16 hours required of masters and instructors every 2 years

Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811
907-465-2547
Fax: 907-465-2974
susan_karlslyst@commerce.state.ak.us
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pbah.htm

Esthetics: 350 hours or an apprenticeship
Manicurist: 12 hours
Manicuring endorsement: 250 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

Arizona Board of Cosmetology
1721 E. Broadway
Tempe, AZ 85282
480-784-4539
Fax: 480-784-4962
cadams@azboc.gov
http://www.azboc.gov

Cosmetology: 1,600 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
101 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 108
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2168
Fax: 501-682-5640
cosmo@arkansas.gov
http://www.arkansas.gov/cos

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only—8 hours every year.

 

California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 944226
Sacramento, CA 94244
800-952-5210, 916-574-7570
Fax: 916-575-7281
barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov
http://www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

Cosmetology: 1,600 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Manicurist: 400 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-2563
Fax: 303-894-7693
barber-cosmetology@dora.state.co.us
http://www.dora.state.co.us/barbers_cosmetologists

Cosmetology: 1,800 hours or 60 semester credits
Cosmetician: 600 hours or 20 semester credits
Manicurist: 600 hours or 20 semester credits

Continuing education: Not required

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
860-509-7603
Fax: 860-509-8457
webmaster.dph@po.state.ct.us
http://www.ct-clic.com

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
Cannon Bldg., Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4518
Fax: 302-739-2711
margaret_foreit@state.de.us
dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology/index.shtml

Cosmetology: 1,500 school hours, 3,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 300 school hours, 600 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 125 school hours, 250 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: Not required

District of Columbia Barber and Cosmetology Board
941 N. Capitol St. N.E., 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-442-4459
dcra@dc.gov
http://www.dcra.dc.gov/

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Florida Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-487-1395
call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us
http://www.myflorida.com/dbpr/pro/cosmo/cos_index.shtml

Cosmetology: 1,200 hours
Full specialist: 500 hours
Esthetics /facial specialist: 260 hours
Nail technology/specialist: 240 hours

Continuing education: 16 hours required every 2 years

 

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 13446
Macon, GA 31208
478-207-2440
Fax: 478-207-1363
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/cosmetology/default.htm

Cosmetology: 1,500 school hours, 3,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 1,000 school hours, 2,000 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 525 school hours, 1,050 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: 5 hours required every 2 years

 

Hawaii Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
DCCA-PVL
Attn: BAR/COS
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-2696
barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov
http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/barber

Cosmetology: 1,800 school hours, 3,600 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 600 school hours, 1,100 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 350 school hours, 700 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: Not required

Idaho Board of Cosmetology
1109 Main St., Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702
208-334-3233
Fax: 208-334-3945
cos@ibol.idaho.gov
http://www.ibol.idaho.gov/cos.htm

Cosmetology: 2,000 school hours, 4,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 600 school hours, 1,200 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 400 school hours, 800 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: Not required

Illinois Division of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington St., 4th Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
217-785-0800
Fax: 217-782-7645
http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/cosmo.asp

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 750 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: 14 hours required every 2 years for cosmetology; 10 hours required every 2 years for esthetics and nail technology

 

Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Examiners
402 W. Washington St., Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-234-3031
pla12@pla.state.in.us
http://www.in.gov/pla/bandc/cosmetology

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 700 hours
Nail technology: 450 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Iowa Board of Cosmetology Examiners
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-4416
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/board_home.asp?board=cos

Cosmetology: 2,100 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 325 hours

Continuing education: 8 hours required every 2 years

 

Kansas Board of Cosmetology
714 S.W. Jackson, Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66603
785-296-3155
Fax: 785-296-3002
kboc@kboc.state.ks.us
http://www.kansas.gov/kboc

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 650 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetology
111 Saint James Court, Suite A
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-4262
Fax: 502-564-0481
http://www.kbhc.ky.gov/default.htm

Cosmetology: 1,800 hours
Esthetics: 1,000 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: 6 hours required every year

 

Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology
11622 Sunbelt Court
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-756-3404
Fax: 225-756-3410
http://www.legis.state.la.us/boards/board_members.asp?board=34

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 750 hours
Nail technology: 500 hours

Continuing education: 16 hours required every 2 years

 

Maine Office of Licensing and Registration Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
122 Northern Ave.
Gardiner, ME 04345

MAILING ADDRESS
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
207-624-8689
Fax: 207-624-8637
barbercosm.lic@maine.gov
http://www.maine.gov/professionallicensing/professions/barbers/index.htm

Cosmetology: 1,500 school hours, 2,500 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 600 school hours, 1,000 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 200 school hours, 400 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists
500 N. Calvert St., Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-230-6320
cos@dllr.state.md.us
http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/occprof/cos.html

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours or 24 months as a registered apprentice
Esthetics: 600 hours or 12 months as a registered apprentice
Nail technology: 250 hours or 8 months as a registered apprentice

Continuing education: Not required

 

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists
239 Causeway St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
617-727-9940
Fax: 617-727-1627
kim.m.scully@state.ma.us
http://www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd/index.htm

Cosmetology: 1,000 hours
Esthetics: 300 hours
Nail technology: 100 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Michigan Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-9288
Fax: 517-373-3085
bcslic@michigan.gov
http://www.michigan.gov/cosmetology

Cosmetology: 1,500 school hours or 2 years as an apprentice
Esthetics: 400 hours or 6 months as an apprentice
Nail technology: 400 hours or 6 months as an apprentice

Continuing education: Not required

 

Minnesota Board of Barber and Cosmetology Examiners
2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
651-201-2742
Fax: 612-617-2601
bce.board@state.mn.us
http://www.bceboard.state.mn.us

Cosmetology: 1,550 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
3000 Old Canton Road, Suite 112
P.O. Box 55689
Jackson, MS 39296
601-987-6837
Fax: 601-987-6840
http://www.msbc.state.ms.us

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners
3605 Missouri Blvd.
P.O. Box 1062
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-1052
Fax: 573-751-8167
cosmo@pr.mo.gov
http://www.pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours, 3,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 750 hours, 1,500 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 400 hours, 800 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only—12 hours every 2 years

 

Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
301 S. Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
406-841-2335
Fax: 406-841-2323
dlibsdcos@mt.gov
http://www.cosmetology.mt.gov

Cosmetology: 2,000 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

Nebraska Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2117
Fax: 402-471-3577
kris.chiles@hhss.ne.gov
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/mhcs/cosindex.htm

Cosmetology: 2,100 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 300 hours

Continuing education: 8 hours required every 2 years

 

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702-486-6542
Fax: 702-369-8064
nvcosmbd@govmail.state.nv.us
http://www.cosmetology.nv.gov

Cosmetology: 1,800 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 500 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology
and Esthetics
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3608
Fax: 603-271-8889
http://www.nh.gov/cosmet

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours, 3,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 600 hours, 1,200 apprenticeship hours
Nail technology: 300 hours, 600 apprenticeship hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only–28 hours every year

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07102
800-242-5846, 973-504-6200
Fax: 973-273-8035
askconsumeraffairs@lps.state.nj.us
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nonmedical/coshair.htm

Cosmetology: 1,200 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Manicuring: 300 hours

Continuing education: Not required

New Mexico Board of Barbers & Cosmetologists
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-4690
Fax: 505-476-4665
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/b&c/Barber%20&%20Cosmo/index.htm

Cosmetology: 1,600 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Combination esthetics and manicuring: 600 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

New York Division of Licensing Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St., 10th Floor
Albany, NY 12210

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201
518-474-4429
Fax: 518-473-6648
licensing@dos.state.ny.us
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/lcns/cosmain.htm

Cosmetology: 1,000 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 250 hours

Continuing education: Not required

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners
1201 Front St., Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-733-4117
Fax: 919-733-4127
nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com
http://www.nccosmeticarts.com

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 300 hours

Continuing education: 8 hours required yearly

 

North Dakota Board of Cosmetology
P.O. Box 2177
Bismark, ND 58502
701-224-9800
Fax: 701-222-8756
cosmo@gcentral.com
http://governor.nd.gov/boards/boards-query.asp

Cosmetology: 1,800 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology
3700 High St.
Columbus, OH 43207
614-466-3834
Fax: 614-644-6880
http://www.cos.ohio.gov

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 200 hours

Continuing education: 8 hours required every 2 years

Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology
2401 N.W. 23rd St., Suite 84
Shepherd Mall
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
405-521-2441
Fax: 405-521-2440
bmoore@oklaosf.state.ok.us
http://www.cosmo.state.ok.us

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Oregon Board of Cosmetology
Oregon Health Licensing Agency
700 Summer St. N.E., Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301
503-378-8667
Fax: 503-585-9114
ohla.info@state.or.us
http://www.egov.oregon.gov/OHLA/COS/index.shtml

Esthetics: 250 hours
Nail technology: 350 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
Penn Center
2601 N. Third St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105
717-787-7130
st-cosmetology@state.pa.us
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/cosmet

Cosmetology: 1,250 hours
Cosmetician: 300 hours
Nail technology: 200 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

Rhode Island Board of Hairdressing and Barbering
Office of Health Professionals Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-2827
Fax: 401-222-1272
gail.giuliana@health.ri.gov
http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/hair_barb.php

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 300 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

South Carolina Board of Cosmetology
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
803-896-4568
Fax: 803-896-4484
jonese@mail.llr.state.sc.us
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/cosmetology

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 450 hours
Nail technology: 300 hours

Continuing education: 6 hours required every year

South Dakota Cosmetology Commission
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-6193
Fax: 605-773-7175
cosmetology@state.sd.us
http://www.state.sd.us/dol/boards/cos

Cosmetology: 2,100 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 400 hours

Continuing education: Not required

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Pkwy., 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
800-480-9285, 615-741-2515
Fax: 615-741-1310
beverly.waller@state.tn.us
http://www.state.tn.us/commerce/boards/cosmo/index.html

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 750 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

 

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
920 Colorado
Austin, TX 78701

MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
800-803-9202, 512-463-6599
Fax: 512-475-2871
cs.cosmetologists@license.state.tx.us
http://www.txcc.state.tx.us/cosmet/cosmet.htm

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 750 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: 12 hours for cosmetologists, 8 hours for estheticians and nail technicians; both required before license expiration

Utah Cosmetology Board
160 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
866-275-3675, 801-530-6628
Fax: 801-530-6511
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/cosmetology.html

Cosmetology: 2,000 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Master esthetician: 1,200 hours
Nail technology: 300 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

Vermont Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
Redstone Building
26 Terrace St.
Montpelier, VT 05609
802-828-1134
Fax: 802-828-2496
kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us
http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/cosmetologists

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 400 hours

Continuing education: Required for instructors only

Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology
3600 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
804-367-8509
Fax: 804-367-2475
barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov
http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/dporweb/bnc_main.cfm

Cosmetology: 1,500 hours
Nail technology: 150 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

Washington Department of Licensing
405 Black Lake Blvd. S.W.
Olympia, WA 98502

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 9026
Olympia, WA 98507
360-664-6626
Fax: 360-664-2550
plssunit@dol.wa.gov
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology/index.html

Cosmetology: 1,600 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 600 hours

Continuing education: Not required

West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
1716 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 7
Charleston, WV 25302
304-558-2924
Fax: 304-558-3450
larryabsten@wvdhhr.org
http://www.wvdhhr.org/wvbc

Cosmetology: 2,000 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 400 basic hours, 600 advanced hours

Continuing education: Not required

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
1400 E. Washington Ave., Room 112
Madison, WI 53703

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708
608-266-2112
web@drl.state.wi.us
drl.wi.gov/index.htm

Cosmetology: 1,800 hours, 4,000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics: 450 hours
Nail technology: 300 hours

Continuing education: Not required

 

Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
2515 Warren Ave., #302
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-3534
Fax: 307-777-3681
http://www.cosmetology.state.wy.us

Cosmetology: 2,000 hours
Esthetics: 600 hours
Nail technology: 400 hours

Continuing education: Not required