Nevada State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
Nevada Board of Cosmetology License Information
Last Updated: April 22, 2013
In order to obtain a license in cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology in the state of Nevada, students must complete the requirements listed below from the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology. When getting a Nevada cosmetology license or other beauty practitioner certification, you must attend a licensed school and complete the state of Nevada'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 Nevada State Board of Cosmetology. Once you pass this exam, you will receive your Nevada cosmetology license shortly thereafter. You're now able to work in the state of Nevada. Keep in mind, even though Nevada may not require continuing education to renew some licenses, you may wish to consider taking cosmetology continuing education hours in Nevada annually to stay current on the latest trends. For specific questions, please contact the NV Board of Cosmetology directly for more information. The state of NV does not typically allow apprenticeship to get your training hours, however some exceptions may be made for people who live too far from schools and meet the board's criteria. NV uses the NAC written test and allows you to take the exams in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean, though the Law exam is only offered in English.
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Nevada Board of Cosmetology License Requirements
- COSMETOLOGIST LICENSE: 1800 Hours
- HAIRSTYLIST LICENSE: 1200 Hours
- BARBER LICENSE: 1500 Hours
- ESTHETICIAN LICENSE: 900 Hours
- NAIL TECHNICIAN LICENSE: 600 Hours
- ELECTROLOGIST LICENSE: 500 Hours
- PERMANENT MAKEUP ARTIST LICENSE: 6-Month Apprenticeship
- COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR LICENSE: Cosmetology License + 500 Hours for Student Instructor OR 1000 Hours for Regular Licensed Cosmetologist
- MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSE: 500 Hours
Nevada Cosmetology License Renewal
Cosmetology license renewal in Nevada happens every 2 years on the licensee's birthday. The cost to renew your license in Nevada is $70. NV does require 30 cosmetology continuing education hours during the 2-year licensure period for cosmetology instructors only, and the instructors must submit proof of those board-approved hours (which are listed on the cosmetology board's website). All renewal applicants must take and pass an online infection control test, which consists of watching a video and answering multiple choice questions at the end. You must print out the certificate upon passing the exam and submit that along with your renewal application, the $70 renewal fee, and two passport-sized photos.
Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Transfer) in Nevada
To transfer your cosmetology license to Nevada, you must have a current license in good standing from your home state and proof that you have passed an NIC written exam. If you have not taken the NIC exam, you must take the exam in the state of Nevada. If you do not take the NIC test, you must take the Law exam. If you are from Florida, you need all 3 exams. Barbering does not have reciprocity in NV.
NV State Board of Cosmetology Contact Information
The Nevada 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 Nevada state cosmetology license.
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