Esthetician Schools in Idaho
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10222 West Fairview Avenue
Boise, ID 83704
837 Pole Line Road Suite 103 Suite 103
Twin Falls, ID 83301
141 East Chubbuck Road
Chubbuck, ID 83202
2463 East Gala Street Suite 110
Meridian, ID 83642
120 Holly Street
Nampa, ID 83686
Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited
Boise, ID 83714
You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.
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- 600 education hours or 1,200 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
- You must renew your license every year.
- 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
- Average salary for estheticians in Idaho is $39,180.
- There is a predicted 18% job increase between 2020-2030 for estheticians.
How to Become an Esthetician in Idaho
To become an esthetician in Idaho, you have to be at least 16 ½ years old and have completed grade 10, train in esthetics, and pass two tests.
In the state of Idaho, you can choose between an esthetician education program or an apprenticeship to complete your training hours. Esthetician training programs in Idaho include 600 hours of instruction. Apprenticeships last for 1,200 training hours.
After training, you must pass written and practical exams after training. These standardized esthetics tests (NIC exams) are the most common in the country.
You also need to pass a criminal background check. If you have a record, submit paperwork explaining this history. Be sure to detail what you've done to turn things around.
After completing your exams and training, submit your application with a $25 fee.
What to Expect From an Esthetician Program in Idaho
Required to earn a esthetics license
Idaho esthetician programs are 600 hours, which includes learning in anatomy, makeup, skincare, and other classes.
Any school offering an Idaho-approved esthetics curriculum teaches:
The Idaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board (BCB) issues licenses to esthetician programs.
Licensed beauty schools with esthetician programs need at least one instructor per 20 students. Schools also need the correct equipment, including all major machines estheticians use. Esthetician programs must hold regular classes and exams, give grades, and take attendance. Finally, schools must teach about hygiene and sanitary procedures alongside expected esthetics topics.
To earn their initial licenses, esthetician schools must give the state board:
Apprenticing as an Esthetician in Idaho
Required to earn a esthetics license
You can also become an esthetician in Idaho through a 1,200-hour apprenticeship. The program has to be in an approved shop with a licensed mentor.
Before beginning your apprenticeship training program, you need to complete an application. Along with your application, provide the following:
Your apprenticeship shouldn't take longer than 38 weeks to complete. Training should mirror the instruction from an esthetician program.
Idaho Esthetician Licensing Requirements
To get your Idaho esthetician license, you must pass two exams and pay a $25 fee after finishing training.
You can register for your tests when you're 90% finished training. As of January 2023, Idaho transitioned to a new scheduling system—ProV—so you need to sign up for your tests there. If you’ll need ADA accommodations, submit a request to the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses.
One of your tests is a written theory exam, and the other is a practical exam with demonstrations. You can take your written and practical exams on the same or different days.
Dress professionally, and bring your registration form, ID, and supply kit (for the practical exam) on test day. Cover identifying information of any sort on your clothes and kit. You have three hours to complete the practical exam.
Pack your supply kit to include everything for your demonstrations. Triple-check to ensure it has everything you need; you can't borrow anything. You need to bring a mannequin, as real models aren't allowed.
Label all your supplies in English (you'll be graded on this!).
The things you need to do during the practical exam are:
Your exam results are available in 7-10 business days.
Idaho Esthetician License Reciprocity
If you're an esthetician moving to Idaho, you can get a new license via endorsement or training.
Endorsement is allowed if your training was similar to or more extensive than Idaho's requirements. Provide your active license to the BCB for review. If it all checks out, you get that license.
You need more training if your previous education was less extensive than Idaho requires of its estheticians. But you don't need to start from scratch. Your options are:
- Classwork: Subtract 60 hours for every six months you've been working as an esthetician from the 600 you need in Idaho. For example, if you were an esthetician in Missouri for two years—four sets of six months—you can take off 240 hours as a result of your professional work experience. Now, you only need to take 360 esthetician training hours in Idaho.
- Apprenticeship: Subtract 120 hours from your apprenticeship for every six months of work experience. If you were a Missouri esthetician for two years, you need 720 apprenticeship hours instead of 1,200.
Esthetician License Renewal in Idaho
License renewal period
Continuing education required
You must renew your Idaho esthetician license every year on the anniversary of when you got the license. The renewal fee is $25.
Idaho doesn't require continuing education courses to renew your license. But, you should brush up on the latest skincare and makeup trends.
Esthetician Salary and Projected Job Growth in Idaho
Average yearly salary for esthetics in Idaho
The highest-paying Idaho locations for estheticians are:
|Metro Area||2021 Median Salary|
|Northwestern Idaho nonmetropolitan area||$29,670|
Table information from O*Net (2023)
Contact the Idaho State Board of Esthetics
- 11351 W. Chinden Building #6., Boise ID 83714
- Website: Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 208-334-3233
Resources for Estheticians in Idaho
Idaho Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board FAQs
Answers to the most asked questions about beauty licensing in Idaho (note that these questions and answers are not specific to esthetics)
Facebook page where Idaho estheticians and esthetician students can network and ask questions