Prelicensure Education Requirements

Hours
Age/Education
Cosmetology
1500
17/9th grade
Manicuring
400
17/9th grade
Esthetics
400
17/9th grade
Electrology
400
18/9th grade
Natural Hair Culturist
400
17/9th grade
Cosmetology Instructor
500
high school diploma
Electrology Instructor
300
high school diploma
Limited Instructor
300
high school diploma

Schools are required to teach the curriculum presented in Article 12 and in Administrative Rules R 338.2161 - 338.2169. The student will choose a course of study meeting the general requirements. Completion of the program at mandated levels for hours and completion of examinations at a 75% passing rate qualifies a student to take the state board qualifying exam in cosmetology or one of the specialized sub-disciplines.

Upon successful completion of a course of study at a licensed school, the graduate is provided with an examination application which must be completed and sent to the examination vendor.