Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Licensing Hour Requirements

Alabama
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetician –
1500 hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours
Nail Technician –
750 hours or 1200 apprenticeship hours
Instructor – 1563 hours, unless you have a manager's license, then it's 650 hours. You have to be licensed for one year to receive a manager's license.
Alaska
Barber – 1650 hours or 2000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetician –
350 hours
Hairdresser –
1650 hours or 2000 apprenticeship hours
Manicurist –
250 hours, plus 12 hours of additional instruction

Arizona
Aesthetician – 600 hours
Cosmetologist – 1600 hours
Manicurist – 400 hours
Cosmetologist Instructor – 650 hours
Aesthetic Instructor – 500 hours
Nail Technician Instructor – 350 hours 

Arkansas
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours or 350 hours with1500 cosmetologist hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 600 hours
Instructor - cosmetologist, manicurist, esthetician must have a current license and accrue 600 hours

California
Cosmetologist – 1600 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours or 2-year apprenticeship
Esthetician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 400 hours

Colorado
Cosmetologist – 60 semester hours (1,800)
Hairstylist – 40 semester hours (1,200)
Barber – 50 semester hours (1,500)
Nail Technology - 20 semester hours (600)
Esthetician - 20 semester hours (600)

Connecticut
Cosmetician/Hairdresser – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours

Delaware
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 300 hours or 600 apprenticeship hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Nail Technology – 300 hours
Instructor - 250 hours with two years or more experience licensed and practicing 500 with less than two years

District of Columbia
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Nail Technician – 350 hours
Skin Care – 125 hours

Florida
Cosmetologist – 1200 hours
Barber – 1200 hours
Electrologist – 320 hours
Hair Braider – 2-day course (16 hours)
Hair Wrapper – 1-day course (6 hours)

Georgia
Cosmetology – 1500 hours
Barber – 1200 hours
Esthetician – 1000 hours
Nail Technician – 525 hours
Hair Design –1000 hours
Teacher – 750 hours, one year of experience at the master level
Cosmetology Clinic Teacher – 500 hours of teacher training and two years of experience, licensed or 1000 hours of teacher training

Hawaii
Cosmetology – 1800 hours of 3600 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics – 550 hours or 1100 apprenticeship hours
Nail Technician – 350 hours
Barber – 1500 hours

Idaho
Cosmetology – 2000 hours or 4000 apprenticeship hours
Electrologist – 500 hours, plus 300 skin care hours or 1600 apprenticeship hours
Esthetics – 600 hours or 1200 apprenticeship hours
Nail Technology – 400 hours or 800 apprenticeship hours

Illinois
Cosmetology – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetician – 750 hours
Massage Therapist – 500 hours
Nail Technician – 350 hours
Hair Braider - 300 hours

Indiana
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 300 hours, plus 1500 hours of “Beauty Culture” courses or 700 hours of Esthetics course, plus license
Esthetician – 700 hours
Manicurist/Nail Technologist – 450 hours
Shampooer – 300 hours

Iowa
Cosmetologist – 2100 hours
Electrologist – 450 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Nail Technologist – 325 hours
Cosmetology Arts & Science Intsructor – 1000 hours

Kansas
Cosmetology – 1500 hours
Esthetician – 1000 hours
Nail Technician – 350 hours
Electrologist – 500 hours

Kentucky
Cosmetologist – 1800 hours
Nail Technician – 600 hours
Esthetician – 1000 hours
Instructor – 1000 hours

Louisiana
Cosmetology – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetics – 750 hours
Nail Technology – 500 hours

Maine
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Aesthetician – 600 hours or 1250 apprenticeship hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Manicurist – 200 hours or 400 apprenticeship hours

Maryland
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 1200 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours,
Nail Technician – 250 hours
Senior Cosmetologist – Two years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist, passing grades on the Senior Cosmetologist Exam and the Cosmetologist Exam
Owner Salon: Submit approved use and occupancy permit from local zoning agency with license application.
Owner Limited Practice Owner Limited Practice license is issued for either manicuring or esthetician. Submit approved use and occupancy permit from  local zoning agency with license application.
Apprentice Cosmetologist Limited to 1 one-year original license & 2 one-year renewals; Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist.  Must complete 24 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month. 
Apprentice Esthetician – Limited to 1 one-year original license & 1 one-year renewal; Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a senior cosmetologist or a 2 year licensed esthetician. Must complete 12 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.
Apprentice Nail Technician Limited to 1 one-year original license; Must complete an application and sponsorship form which must be signed by a licensed senior cosmetologist or 2 year licensed nail technician. Must complete 8 months of training with at least 20 hours per week. Licensees are required to mail monthly training reports to the Board each month.

Massachusetts

Cosmetologist/Hairdresser – 1000 hours
Barber – 1000 hours
Aesthetician – 300 hours
Electrologist – 1100 hours, exams 2 times/year
Manicurist – 100 hours

Michigan
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 400 hours or 6-month apprenticeship
Esthetician – 400 hours
Manicurist – 400 hours
Natural Hair Culturist – 400 hours
Cosmetology Instructor – 500 hours
Instructor (all others) – 300 hours

Minnesota
Cosmetologist – 1550 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 350 hours

Mississippi
Cosmetology – 1500 hours
Esthetics – 600 hours
Manicuring – 350 hours
Wigology – 300 hours

Missouri
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetician – 750 hours or 1500 apprenticeship hours
Manicurist – 400 hours or 800 apprenticeship hours
Instructor Training – 300 to 600 hours (depending on experience) 

Montana
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 2000 hours
Barber Supplemental - 150 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetician – 650 hours
Manicurist – 400 hours (as of Oct. 2014)
Microdermabrasion - 50 hours (must have a cosmetologist or esthetician license)

Nebraska
Cosmetology – 2100 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Nail Technician – 300 hours

Nevada
Cosmetologist – 1800 hours
Aesthetician – 600 hours
Electrologist – 500 hours or 1000 apprenticeship hours
Hair Designer – 1200 hours
Manicurist – 500 hours

New Hampshire
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours
Barber – 1500 hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours
Electrologist – 1100 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 300 hours

New Jersey
Cosmetologist – 1200 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Manicurist – 300 hours
Skin Care Specialist – 600 hours
Instructor – 600 hours

New Mexico
Cosmetologist – 1600 hours
Barber – 1200 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Manicurist/Pedicurist – 350 hours
Manicurist/Esthetician – 600 hours
Instructor – 1000 hours

New York
Cosmetology – 1000 hours
Esthetics – 600 hours
Nail Specialty – 250 hours
Natural Hair Styling – 300 hours
Waxing – 75 hours

North Carolina
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Manicurist – 300 hours
Cosmetologist Instructor – 800 hours, 5-years full-time work
Esthetician Instructor – 650 hours, 3-years full-time work
Manicurist Instructor – 320 hours, 2-years full-time work

North Dakota
Cosmetology – 1800 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetics – 600 hours
Manicurist – 350 hours

Ohio
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Managing Cosmetologist - 1800 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Hair Designer – 1200 hours
Manicurist – 200 hours
Natural Hair Stylist – 450 hours

Oklahoma
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours or 3000 apprenticeship hours
Cosmetician – 600 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetician/Facialist – 600 hours
Hair braiding Technician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 600 hours

Oregon
Hair Design – 1700 hours
Barbering – 1350 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Facial Technology – 500 hours
Nail Technology – 600 hours
Hair Design, Esthetics and Nail Technology – 2300 hours
Hair Design and Esthetics – 1950 hours
Hair Design and Nail Technology – 2050 hours
Nail Technology and Esthetics  – 850 hours

Pennsylvania
Cosmetologist – 1250 hours or 2000 apprenticeship hours
Barber – 1250 hours or 2000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetician – 300 hours
Nail Technician – 200 hours
Massage Therapy – 600 hours
Educators – 500 hours

Rhode Island
Hairdresser, Cosmetician – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Electrologist – 650 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 300 hours
Instructor – 300 hours

South Carolina
Cosmetology – 1500 hours
Nail Technology – 300 hours
Esthetics – 450 hours
Hair Braiding – 1-day course (6 hours)
Instructor If person has been licensed and practicing for MORE THAN two years, then he/she must take a 45 Hour Methods of Teaching Course.  If a person has been licensed and practicing for LESS THAN two years, then he/she must take a 750 Hour Instructor Training Program as well as a 45 Hour Methods of Teaching Course.

South Dakota
Cosmetology – 2100 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Nail Technician – 400 hours

Tennessee
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Esthetician – 750 hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Manicurist – 600 hours
Natural Hair Stylist – 300 hours
Shampoo Technician – 300 hours
Instructor – 300 hours

Texas
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Barber Technician – 300 hours
Manicurist – 600 hours
Facial Specialist – 750 hours

Utah
Cosmetologist – 1600 hours
Barber – 1000 hours or 1500 apprenticeship hours
Electrologist – 600 hours
Esthetics – 600 hours
Master Esthetician – 1200 hours
Nail Technologist – 300 hours
Instructor – 1000 hours

Vermont
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours or 2000 apprenticeship hours
Barber – 1000 hours or 2000 apprenticeship hours
Esthetician – 300 hours
Manicurist – 150 hours

Virginia
Cosmetologist – 1500 hours
Barber – 1500 hours
Hair Braider – 170 hours
Nail Technician – 150 hours
Wax Technician – 150 hours
Esthetician - 600 hours
Master esthetician - 600 hours

Washington
Cosmetologist – 1600 hours
Barber – 1000 hours
Esthetician – 600 hours
Manicurist – 600 hours

West Virginia
Cosmetologist – 2000 hours
Barber – 2000 hours
Master Esthetics - 1200 hours
Esthetician – 750 hours
Manicurist – 400 hours

Wisconsin
Cosmetologist – 1550 hours
Barbering - 1000 hours
Manicurist – 300 hours
Esthetician – 450 hours
Electrologist – 450 hours
Instructor Trainer – 150 hours

Wyoming
Cosmetology – 2000 hours
Nail Technology – 400 hours
Esthetics – 600 hours

2 comments:

  1. The good thing nowadays is that it is not difficult to locate continuing education credit for any state compared to before. Now, you can do it online but before, you would have to look for the seminars or the training centers offering CE credits.

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  2. The different states have different requirements for the renewal of cosmetology licenses. What professionals can do is to look for either online cosmetology school or a traditional one as there is definitely one that they can enroll at for their state requirements.

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