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Alabama, USA



Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 8:56:52 AM

Contact Information

Alabama Board of Cosmetology

http://aboc.alabama.gov

100 N. Union St., #320

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone: (334) 242-1918

Fax: (334) 242-1926

Email: cosmetology@aboc.alabama.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist/master manicurist/managing manicurist

Class hours: 750

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: apprenticeship hours within 3 years

Reciprocity: Must be be licensed for at least five years or have Must be licensed for at least 5 years or have passed a board-approved practical and written exam. If licensed less than five years or have not passed a board-approved exam, may have to take a practical and written exam

License renewal date: Last day of birth month, odd years

License renewal hours: 8 hours renewal period for master manicurist or 16 within renewal period for manicurist instructor

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Alaska, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 9:04:46 AM

Contact Information

Alaska Board of Barbers and Hairdressers

http://commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pbah.htm

P.O.Box 110806

Juneau, Alaska 99811

Phone: (907) 465-2547

Fax: (907) 465-2974

Email: cynthia.spencer@alaska.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist/advanced manicurist

Class hours: 12 or 250 for advanced manicurist

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Must provide verification of training, examination, and licensure in another state, or meet Alaska's licensing requirements

License renewal date: Aug, 31, odd year

License renewal hours: N/A

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Arizona, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 9:14:33 AM

Contact Information

Arizona Board of Cosmetology

www.azboc.gov

1721 E. Broadway

Tempe, Arizona 85282

Phone: (480) 784-4539

Fax: (480) 784-4962

Email: azboard@azboc.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Nail Technicians

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Must hold a current license in good standing from another state whose licensing requirements are equivalent to Arizona's; applicant is required to take a board-approved nail technician exam, depending on the state. Applicant must also complete an infection protection and law class given at the Board office before license approval

License renewal date: Birth date, annually

License renewal hours: N/A

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Arkansas, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 9:21:59 AM

Contact Information

Department of Health, Cosmetology Section

www.arkansas.gov/cos

4815 W. Markham, slot 8

Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Phone: (501) 682-2168

Fax: (501) 682-5640

Email: cosmo@arkansas.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Provided the practitioner is 18, holds a current license from another state with equivalent licensing requirements, has passed both a written and practical national exam, and takes the Arkansas State Law exam

License renewal date: Birth date, biannually

License renewal hours: N/A

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California, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 9:29:34 AM

Contact Information

California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

www.barbercosmo.ca.gov

2420 Del Paso Rd. #100 . P.O.Box 944226

Sacramento, California 94244

Phone: (916) 574-7570

Fax: (916) 575-7281

Email: barbercosmo@dca.ca.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Must have a valid license in good standing from another state and been actively practicing nail technology for 3 of the last 5 years

License renewal date: Every 2 years

License renewal hours: N/A

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Colorado, USA

Last updated: Aug 9, 2013 11:08:01 PM

Contact Information

Colorado Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure

www.dora.state.co.us/barbers_cosmetologists

1560 Broadway #1350

Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: (303) 894-7772

Fax: (303) 894-2310

Email: barbers-cosmetologists@dora.state.co.us

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 600 credit hours

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Must have a valid license from a jurisdiction that imposes licensing requirements substantially equal to or greater than Colorado's

License renewal date: Every 2 years on March 31, even years

License renewal hours: 8

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Connecticut, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 9:42:22 AM

Contact Information

Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmeticians

www.dph.state.ct.us

410 Capitol Ave., M.S. #12 AAP. P.O.Box 340308

Hartford, Connecticut 6134

Phone: (860) 509-7648

Fax: (860) 509-7553

Email: webmaster.dph@ct.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: No license required for manicures and pedicures

Class hours: no

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: no

Reciprocity: N/A

License renewal date: N/A

License renewal hours: N/A

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Delaware, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 10:00:20 AM

Contact Information

Delaware Board of Cosmetology and Barbering

www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/cosmetology

Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd. #203

Dover, Delaware 19904

Phone: (302) 744-4500

Fax: (302) 739-2711

Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 600

Reciprocity: Must have passed a written and practical exam and have 300 classroom/600 apprentice hours or have worked at least one year if state law less-stringent requirements

License renewal date: March 31, even year

License renewal hours: N/A

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Florida, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 10:07:30 AM

Contact Information

Florida Board of Cosmetology

www.myfloridalicense.com

1940 N. Monroe St.

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone: (850) 487-1395

Fax: (850) 487-9529

Email: call.center@dbpr.state.fl.us

Education/Certification

Certification: Nail Specialist

Class hours: 240

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Will endorse another state's license if requirements are more stringent than, or equal to, Florida's.

License renewal date: Every 2 years

License renewal hours: 16 hours per renewal period

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Georgia, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 1:08:48 PM

Contact Information

Georgia State Board of Cometology

www.sos.ga.gov/plb/cosmetology

237 Coliseum Dr.

Macon, Georgia 31217

Phone: (478) 207-2440

Fax: (866) 888-1176

Email: website-only@gmail.com

Education/Certification

Certification: Nail Technician, Apprentice

Class hours: 525 hours

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 1050 hours

Reciprocity: If an applicant has a current license from another state or country where similar reciprocity is extended and the licensing requirements are substantially equal to those GA, the applicant may be issued, without exam, a certificate or registration at the appropriate level, unless the board see it fit to require a exam

License renewal date: August 31, odd year

License renewal hours: 5 hours per renewal period; instructors: 15 hours

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Hawaii, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 1:16:20 PM

Contact Information

Hawaii Board of Barbering and Cosmetology

www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/barber

335 Merchant St., Room 301

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone: (808) 586-3000

Fax: (808) 586-2689

Email: barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 700

Reciprocity: Must be licensed for at least one year; license will only be recognized for hours received, so techs may need to fulfill additional hours to equal Hawaii's requirements

License renewal date: Dec. 31, odd years

License renewal hours: N/A

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Idaho, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 1:18:35 PM

Contact Information

Idaho State Board of Cosmetology

www.ibol.idaho.gov

700 W. State St. P.O.Box 83720

Boise, Idaho 83720

Phone: (208) 334-3233

Fax: (208) 334-3945

Email: ibol@ibol.idaho.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 800

Reciprocity: For states with same requirements or current license and three years experience immediately prior to application

License renewal date: Birth date, annually

License renewal hours: N/A

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Illinois, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 1:24:08 PM

Contact Information

Illinois Division of Financial and Professional Regulation

http://www.idfpr.com/profs/info/nailtech.asp

320 W. Washington St. 4th Flr.

Springfield, Illinois 62786

Phone: (217) 785-0800

Fax: (217) 782-7645

Email: n/a

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: An applicant who is a nail technician licensed under the laws of another jurisdiction may be granted a license if its licensing requirements were, at the date of licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements in force in Illinois. All applicants for initial licensure must pass Illiois nail tech exam.

License renewal date: Oct. 31, even years

License renewal hours: 10 hours per renewal period

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Indiana, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 11:46:47 PM

Contact Information

Indiana State Board of Cosmetology Examiners

www.in.gov/pla

402 W. Washington, Room W072

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Phone: (317) 234-3031

Fax: (317) 233-4236

Email: pla12@pla.in.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 450

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must have a valid license in good standing from a jurisdiction that impose licensing requirements substantially equal to or greater than Indiana's. Upon approval by the board, manicurists reciprocating from another jurisdiction that does not impose substantially equivalent education requirements may substitute licensed practice in another jurisdiction for required education hours if the state or origin has at least a 300-hour requirement, on year of experience will count toward 100 hours.

License renewal date: every 4 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Iowa, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 2:33:28 PM

Contact Information

Iowa Board of Cosmetology Examiners--Dept. of Public Health/Professional Licensure

www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure

321 E. 12th St. Lucas Bldg., 5th Floor

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Phone: (515) 281-4416

Fax: (515) 281-3121

Email: rosemary.bonanno@idph.iowa.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 325

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Each application looked at on an individual basis; must have license in another jurisdiction and have been licensed for at least 12 of the past 24 months. Applicant must also provide proof of successful completion of national written exam

License renewal date: March 31, every 2 years

License renewal hours: 8 hours per renewal period

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Kansas, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 2:42:11 PM

Contact Information

Kansas Board of Cosmetology

www.kansas.gov/kboc

714 S.W. Jackson St. #100

Topeka, Kansas 66603

Phone: (785) 296-3155

Fax: (785) 296-3002

Email: kboc@kboc.ks.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Kansas does not have reciprocity for nail technology licensure. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, must have a valid license, and must meet on of the following options: pass Kansas' written and a practical exams OR have 350 education hours and pass the written exam only

License renewal date: Biennial

License renewal hours: N/A

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Kentucky, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 2:48:11 PM

Contact Information

Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists

www.kbhc.ky.gov

111 St. James Ct. Ste#A

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Phone: (502) 564-4262

Fax: (502) 564-0481

Email: charles.lykins@ky.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: No

License renewal date: July, annually

License renewal hours: n/a

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Louisiana, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 2:54:12 PM

Contact Information

Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology

www.lsbc.louisiana.gov

11622 Sunbelt Ct.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Phone: (225) 756-3404

Fax: (225) 756-3410

Email: steve.young@la.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 500

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Must have current license and pass Louisiana's written, practical, and national theory exams. Reciprocity rights for all states that do not test with the NIC theory tests are suspended

License renewal date: Annually, on birth day

License renewal hours: 16 for instructor

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Maine, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 3:02:02 PM

Contact Information

Maine Board of Barbering & Cosmetology Program

www.maine.gov/professionallicensing

35 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 4333

Phone: (207) 624-8579

Fax: (207) 624-8637

Email: barbercosm.lic@maine.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 200

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 400

Reciprocity: Must have a valid license from a state that imposes licensing requirements substantially equal to Maine's, including state level written and practical exams. Reciprocity rights for all states that do not test with the NIC theory test have been suspended

License renewal date: Oct. 31, annually

License renewal hours: N/A

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Maryland, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 3:29:18 PM

Contact Information

Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists

www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cos

500 N. Calvert St., Room 201

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 230-6190

Fax: (410) 244-0977

Email: cos@dllr.state.md.us

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 250

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 8 months

Reciprocity: Nail techs can apply for licensure through waiver of exam through endorsement/reciprocity if the nail tech is currently licensed in another state and the requirements are equal to or greater than Maryland's standard

License renewal date: Issuance date, every 2 years

License renewal hours: N/A

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Massachusetts, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 11:48:35 PM

Contact Information

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetologists

www.mass.gov/dpl/boards/hd

1000 Washington st. #710

Boston, Massachusetts 2118

Phone: (617) 727-9940

Fax: (617) 727-1627

Email: helen.peveri@state.ma.us

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 100

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: you must submit an official transcript from your school to verify your hours and enrollment dates if you have not taken a state board exam. (All out-of-state and out-of-country candidates must take both the practical and written exams)

License renewal date: Birth date, every 2 years

License renewal hours: N/A

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Michigan, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 11:51:22 PM

Contact Information

Michigan State Board of Cosmetology

www.michigan.gov/cosmetology

P.O.Box 30244

Lansing, Michigan 48909

Phone: (517) 241-8720

Fax: (517) 373-1044

Email: bcslic@michigan.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: All states and countries with equal requirements; licensed work experience (figured at a ratio of 100 hours per six months of experience) can be substitued

License renewal date: August 31, every 2 years

License renewal hours: N/A

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Minnesota, USA

Last updated: Jan 10, 2013 11:57:25 PM

Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners

www.bceboard.state.mn.us

2829 university Ave. S.E. #710

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Phone: (651) 201-2742

Fax: (612) 617-2601

Email: bce.board@state.mn.us

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist/manicurist salon manager

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must have 350 hours of instruction (missing hours may be made up in a Minnesota school) and pass written exam. High school diploma or equivalent required, as well as letter of license verification from state of origin and proof of test taken in applicant's previous state. Applicants also must pass a test of Minnesota state law

License renewal date: Dec. 31, every 3 years (Licensee must work at least 1,800 hours during each 3-year term or 400 hours each year (part-time)

License renewal hours: 45 each license cycle

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Mississippi, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 12:02:11 AM

Contact Information

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology

www.msbc.state.ms.us

P.O.Box 55689

Jackson, Mississippi 39296

Phone: (601) 354-5315

Fax: (601) 354-6639

Email: nluckett@msbc.state.ms.us

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Mississippi state examination required

License renewal date: Every 2 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Missouri, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 12:06:50 AM

Contact Information

Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

www.pr.mo.gov/cosbar.asp

3605 Missouri Blvd. P.O.Box 1062

Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Phone: (573) 751-1052

Fax: (573) 751-8167

Email: cosbar@pr.mo.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Licensure requirements must be subsequently equal to or greater than the requirements in Missouri to be eligible. Eligible for exam score endorsement if out of state applicant has successfully taken NIC exam

License renewal date: September 30. odd years

License renewal hours: Instructor;12, before renewal

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Montana, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 12:18:34 AM

Contact Information

Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

www.cosmetology.mt.gov

301 S. Park, 4th Flr

Helena, Montana 59620

Phone: (406) 841-2390

Fax: (406) 841-2305

Email: dlibsdcos@mt.gov; declark@mt.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: N/A

Reciprocity: Montana does not have reciprocity with any other state; they license by endorsement (credentialing)

License renewal date: Jan 2-Mar 1, Every other year

License renewal hours: 30 per renewal period

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Nebraska, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 12:29:44 AM

Contact Information

Nebraska State Board of Cosmetology, Electrology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, and Body Art

www.dhhs.ne.gov/mhcs/nailsindex.htm

301 Centennial Mall S. 3rd Flr. P.O.Box 94986

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2117

Fax: (402) 471-3577

Email: kris.chiles@nebraska.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 300 (16 hours on nail drills)

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Provided the practitioner is 17, has a high school diploma, holds a current license from another state with no disciplinary action, has completed 300 hours of nail tech studies, and has taken a written exam or has 12 months of practice as a nail technician following issuance of the license in another jurisdiction. All persons applying for licensure must be a U.S. citizen or an alien lawfully admitted into the U.S. who is eligible for a credential under the Uniform Credentialing Act

License renewal date: December, 31, odd years

License renewal hours: 8 hours per renewal period

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Nevada, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 12:46:58 AM

Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology

www.cosmetolog.vn.gov

1785 E. Sahara Ave. #255

Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

Phone: (702) 486-6542

Fax: (702) 369-8064

Email: nvcosmbd@govmail.state.nv.us; acurtis@nvcosmobd.nv.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Nail technician

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Proof of NIC or proof of licensure from another state. Applicants must also take a Nevada law exam

License renewal date: Birth date, biannually

License renewal hours: instructor; 30 hours

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New hampshire, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:13:57 AM

Contact Information

New Hampshire Board of Barbering. Cosmetology and Esthetics

www.state.nh.us/cosmet

2 Industrial Park Dr. #2

Concord, New Hampshire 3301

Phone: (603) 271-3608

Fax: (603) 271-8889

Email: n/a

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 600

Reciprocity: Must have licensure from a which requirements more stringent than, or equal to, New Hampshire's

License renewal date: Birth month, odd years

License renewal hours: Instructor: 28 hours

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New jersey, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:20:09 AM

Contact Information

New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/cosmetology/

p.o.Box 45003

Newark, New Jersey 7101

Phone: (973) 504-6400

Fax: (973) 504-6477

Email: askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: High School diploma or GED, plus 300 school hours

License renewal date: Renewable bienially, license expires September 30 of the next even numbered year following the date of license issuance.

License renewal hours: n/a

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New mexico, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:26:17 AM

Contact Information

New Mexico Barbers and Cosmetologists Board

www.rld.state.nm.us/barberscosmetologists/index.html

2550 Cerrillos Rd. P.O.Box 25101

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Phone: (505) 476-4622

Fax: (505) 476-4665

Email: barber&cosmoboard@state.nm.us; pauline.varela@state.nm.us

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist-pedicurist

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: 350 hours verifiable work experience for manicurist-pedicurist license; 600 school hours/600 hours verifiable work experience for manicurist-esthetician license; may receive up to 150 hours of credit for six full months of experience

License renewal date: birth month, annually

License renewal hours: n/a

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New york, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:36:02 AM

Contact Information

New York Dept. of State, Division of Licensing Services

www.dos.state.ny.us

One Commerce Plaza; 99 Washington Ave., 6th FL

Albany, New York 12231

Phone: (518) 474-4429

Fax: (518) 473-6648

Email: licensing@dos.state.ny.us

Education/Certification

Certification: Nail Specialist

Class hours: 250

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must provide evidence of compliance with current state's licensing standards, which are not lower than New York's (providing that such state extends similar similar reciprocity to NY licensees) or satisfactory evidence that the applicant has practiced for a minimum of 5 years

License renewal date: Date of Issuance, every 4 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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North carolina, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:39:24 AM

Contact Information

North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

www.nccosmeticarts.com

1201 Front St. #110

Releigh, North Carolina 27609

Phone: (919) 733-4117

Fax: (919) 733-4127

Email: nccosmo@nccosmeticarts.com

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must hold current license, taken state board-approved or national exam, and license must be in good standing.

License renewal date: annually

License renewal hours: 8, unless 60 years old with 10 years or more experience

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North dakota, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:44:59 AM

Contact Information

North Dakota State Board of cosmetology

www.ndcosmetology.com

1102 S. Washington St. #200 P.O.Box 2177

Bismarck, North Dakota 58502

Phone: (701) 224-9800

Fax: (701) 222-8756

Email: cosmo@midconetwork.com

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must pass North Dakota examination on sanitation and practices and cosmetology law; license must be in good standing; current state's license must have requirements substantially equal to North Dakota

License renewal date: December 31, annually

License renewal hours: Instructor: 8 hours per year

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Ohio, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 9:54:29 AM

Contact Information

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

www.cos.ohio.gov

1929 Gateway Cir.

Grove City, Ohio 43123

Phone: (614) 466-3834

Fax: (614) 644-6880

Email: n/a

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist/master manicurist

Class hours: 200/300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: no

License renewal date: Feb. 1 odd year through Jan.31 of the following odd year

License renewal hours: 8 per renewal period

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Oklahoma, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:31:17 AM

Contact Information

Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology

www.cosmo.ok.gov

2401 N.W. 23rd St. #84

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107

Phone: (405) 521-2441

Fax: (405) 521-2440

Email: sherry.lewelling@cosmo.ok.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must have 3 years licensed experience with state of origin and proof of at least 600 school hours, and score no less than 75% on the state board exam

License renewal date: birth month, annually

License renewal hours: n/a

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Oregon, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:34:31 AM

Contact Information

Oregon Health Licensing Agency Board of Cosmetology

www.oregon.gov/ohla/cos

700 Summer St. N.E. #320

Salem, Oregon 97301

Phone: (503) 378-8667

Fax: (503) 585-9114

Email: ohla.info@state.or.us

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Yes, with current equivalent license from another state and passage of the Oregon Laws and Rules exam and Nail Technology Exam.

License renewal date: Date of Issuance, every 2 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Pennsylvania, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:11:15 PM

Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology

www.dos.state.pa.us/cosmet

2601 N. Third St. P.O.Box 2649

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Phone: (717) 783-7130

Fax: (717) 705-5540

Email: st-cosmetology@pa.us

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 200

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Reciprocity with all states except AL, CT, CO, FL, GA, HI, MS, NJ, NM, RI, SC, TN, UT, and WV. Must have 2 years licensed experience with current state

License renewal date: January 31, even years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Puerto rico, U.S TERRITORY

Last updated: Dec 7, 2011 10:58:18 AM

Contact Information

Puerto Rico

www.estado.gobierno.pr

Calle Fortaleza #151 Tercer Piso

San Juan, Puerto Rico 305

Phone: (787) 722-2122

Fax: (787) 722-4818

Email: belleza@estado.gobierno.pr

Education/Certification

Certification: diploma de cosmetologia

Class hours: 1,000

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: n/a

License renewal date: n/a

License renewal hours: n/a

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Rhode island, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:16:54 PM

Contact Information

Rhode Island Board of Hairdressing and Barbering

www.health.state.ri.us

3 Capitol Hill, Room 104

Providence, Rhode Island 2908

Phone: (401) 222-2827

Fax: (401) 222-1272

Email: mike.simoli@health.ri.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: If licensee's state license requirements are equivalent to those of Rhode Island; must have passed a written and practical exam.

License renewal date: September 30, every 2 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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South carolina, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:21:26 PM

Contact Information

South Carolina Board of Cosmetology

www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/cosmetology

110 Centerview Dr. #201 P.O.Box 11329

Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Phone: (803) 896-0226

Fax: (803) 896-4484

Email: jonese@llr.sc.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: With equal or greater requirements, must pass written and practical examinations, and must have taken a national exam.

License renewal date: March 10, each year, however, individuals may apply for 2 year renewal period

License renewal hours: 12 hours per renewal period

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South dakota, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:28:15 PM

Contact Information

South Dakota cosmetology Commission

cosmetology.sd.gov

500 E. Capitol

Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Phone: (605) 773-6193

Fax: (605) 773-7175

Email: cosmetology@state.sd.us

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: All states with equal requirements; applicants may add work experience hours (ratio of 2:1 hour of education)for up to 200 hours

License renewal date: Birth date, annually; salon license on anniversary

License renewal hours: 8 hours in electric drill training (one-time certification)

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Tennessee, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:36:25 PM

Contact Information

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology

regboards.tn.gov/cosmetology

500 James Robertson Pkwy.

Nashville, Tennessee 37243

Phone: (615) 741-2515

Fax: (615) 741-1310

Email: cosmetology.board@tn.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must meet required classroom hours or provide a recent and consistent five-year work history

License renewal date: Date of Issuance, every 2 years

License renewal hours: Instructor; 16 hours every 2 years

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Texas, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:46:53 PM

Contact Information

Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulation

www.license.state.tx.us/cosmet/cosmet.htm

920 Colorado. P.O.Box 12157

Austin, Texas 78701

Phone: (512) 463-6599

Fax: (512) 463-9468

Email: cs.cosmetologists@license.state.tx.us

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Endorsement will be granted to a licensee from another state or country that has standards or work experience substantially

License renewal date: Every 2 years

License renewal hours: 4 hours only if license expires after Sept. 1, 2012. Otherwise 6 hours

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Utah, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:02:21 PM

Contact Information

Utah Board of Cosmetology

www.dopl.utah.gov

160 E. 300 south. P.O.Box 146741

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Phone: (801) 530-6628

Fax: (801) 530-6511

Email: sstewart@utah.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Endorsement is available to those who meet or exceed Utah's hourly requirement and have passed either the national examinations, another's state's examinations or Utah's examinations for both theory and practical within one year prior to the date of application.

License renewal date: September 30, odd years

License renewal hours: Instructor; 24 hours per licensing period

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Vermont, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:07:45 PM

Contact Information

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists

www.vtprofessionals.org

National Life Building North, Flr. 2

Montpelier, Vermont 5620

Phone: (802) 828-1134

Fax: (802) 828-2465

Email: kshangraw@sec.state.vt.us

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 600-900

Reciprocity: Extended to those who meet state requirements; must be currently licensed or actively practicing for the three years immediately preceding application or have at least one year of experience with no less than 1,500 hours; reciprocity extended to other applicants if board determines experience and competency is sufficient.

License renewal date: November 30, odd years

License renewal hours: instructor; 24 hours per licensing period

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Virginia, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:12:50 PM

Contact Information

Virginia Board for Barbers & Cosmetology

www.state.va.us/dpor

9960 Mayland Dr.

Richmond, Virginia 23233

Phone: (804) 367-8509

Fax: (804) 527-4295

Email: barbercosmo@dpor.virginia.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technician

Class hours: 150

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Any person currently licensed in another state or U.S. Jurisdiction and its territories who has completed both a training program and a written and practical exam that is substantially equivalent to Virginia may be issued a license without examination

License renewal date: Issuance date, every 2 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Washington, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:18:21 PM

Contact Information

Washington Dept. of Licensing, Cosmetology Program

www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology

P.O.Box 9026

Olympia, Washington 98507

Phone: (360) 664-6626

Fax: (360) 664-2550

Email: plssunit@dol.wa.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 600

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: 800

Reciprocity: Provide current verification from licensee's current state board and proof that you have passed state-approved written and practical examinations

License renewal date: every 2 years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Washington d.c., USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:25:37 AM

Contact Information

District of Columbia Cosmetology & Babering

www.dcra.dc.gov

1100 4th St. S.W. #500E

Washington, Washington D.C. 20024

Phone: (202) 442-4320

Fax: (202) 698-4329

Email: SheldonJ.Brown@dc.gov; dcra@dc.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: Manicurist (nail technician)

Class hours: 350

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: All states with equal requirements. Must show proof of successfully completed NIC exam

License renewal date: April 15, even years

License renewal hours: 6 per 2-year cycle

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West virginia, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:24:08 PM

Contact Information

West Virginia State Board of Barber & Cosmetologists

www.wvbbc.org

1201 Dunbar Ave.

Dunbar, West Virginia 25064

Phone: (304) 558-2924

Fax: (304) 558-3450

Email: adam.l.higginbotham@wv.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 400

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must have 400 hours of training (may receive credit for 25 hours for each month of employment) and must pass board-administered practical and national written examination

License renewal date: January 1, annually

License renewal hours: 4 hours

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Wisconsin, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:31:47 PM

Contact Information

Wisconsin Barbering and Cosmetology Examining Board

www.drl.wi.gov

P.O.Box 8935

Madison, Wisconsin 53708

Phone: (608) 266-2112

Fax: (608) 261-7083

Email: dspsboards@wisconsin.gov; dsps@wisconsin.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: manicurist

Class hours: 300

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: The Board may grant a license to practice without examination to licensee of another state provided that the applicants has 4,000 hours of experience in licensed practice in the state where the education and services practiced are substantially equivalent to those in Wisconsin, and the applicant holds an current license from that state

License renewal date: March 31, odd years

License renewal hours: n/a

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Wyoming, USA

Last updated: Jan 11, 2013 11:40:58 PM

Contact Information

Wyoming Board of Cosmetology

www.cosmetology.state.wy.us

2515 Warren Ave. #302

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

Phone: (307) 777-3534

Fax: (307) 777-3681

Email: betty.abernethy@wyo.gov

Education/Certification

Certification: nail technology

Class hours: 400 (plus additional 135 for nail tech/wax tech)

Apprenticeship (cosign) hours: n/a

Reciprocity: Must have graduated from a state-recognized school and taken board-administered written and practical exam (Wyoming does not recognize apprenticeship or grandfathered licenses); must have at least 400 hours or a one-year work history

License renewal date: Birth month, every 2 years (1 year in first year)

License renewal hours: n/a

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