Maine State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
Maine Board of Cosmetology License Information
Last Updated: December 27, 2012
In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology in the state of Maine, students must complete the requirements listed below from the Maine State Board of Cosmetology. When getting a Maine cosmetology license or other beauty practitioner certification, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of Maine's minimum required training hours and then take the state's cosmetology board exams. After finishing your training, you are required to pass a licensing exam issued by the Maine State Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass this exam, you will receive your Maine cosmetology license shortly thereafter. You're now able to work in the state of Maine. Keep in mind, even though Maine only requires continuing education hours for cosmetology instructor licenses, you may wish to consider taking cosmetology continuing education hours in Maine annually to stay current on the latest trends. For specific questions, please contact the ME Board of Cosmetology directly for more information. Maine allows applicants to take the cosmetology board exams in the English language only.
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Maine Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
- COSMETOLOGIST LICENSE: 1500 Hours / 2500 Hours Apprenticeship
- BARBER LICENSE: 1500 Hours / 2500 Hours Apprenticeship
- ESTHETICIAN LICENSE: 600 Hours / 1000 Hours Apprenticeship
- NAIL TECHNICIAN LICENSE: 200 Hours / 400 Hours Apprenticeship
- COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR LICENSE: Cosmetology License & Work Experience + 1000 Hours
- MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE: 500 Hours
Maine Cosmetology License Renewal
Maine requires you to renew your license every year in October. The cost to renew your license is $50. Only cosmetology instructors are required to take continuing education hours to renew their licenses, for a total of 14 CEU hours each year.
Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Transfer) in Maine
Maine offers licensure by endorsement if the licensee's home state has similar training hour requirements and board exams. If the two states do not have similar licensing requirements, the transfer applicant may be required to take Maine's board exams.
ME State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information
Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Barbering & Cosmetology Program
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone Number: 207-624-8579
Fax Number: 207-624-8666
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Maine State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Maine state cosmetology license.
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