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Cosmeticians, Cosmetology and Esthetics

 Applications, Fees and Requirements
 
APPLICATIONS:
 
Cosmetician Application:
Cosmetician
 

Cosmetology/Esthetic Applications:
License by Examination  
License By Reciprocity (licensed in another State):
     Cosmetology
     Esthetics
Training in a Foreign Country  

 
Instructor Applications:
Instructor Application-By Exam 
Instructor Application-Reciprocity (licensed in another State)
 
Temporary License Application:
Temporary Practitioner

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:

Chapter 36 Regulations Governing the Practice of Cosmetology and Esthetics
Statutes Relating to Cosmeticians, Cosmetology, Esthetics
 
Please review the application instructions carefully as they provide additional information relating to the requirements to obtain a license.
 
Cosmetician:
  • Has received instruction in the chemical properties of, and potential reactions to, the cosmetics he or she intends to apply from his or her employers or from the manufacturers or distributors of the cosmetic products and is aware of actions to take in the event of such a reaction.
 
Cosmetology/Esthetics:
  • Is at least 17 years old
  • Graduated from high school or equivalent (GED)
  • Passed the NIC written examination (English version)
  • Graduated from a school of cosmetology, school of esthetics or an apprentice salon
    - Cosmetology: 2100 hours and 2000 credits
    - Esthetician:  600 hours and 600 credits
 
Instructor:
  • If applying for cosmetology instructor license, must be currently licensed as a Nebraska cosmetologist; if applying for an esthetic instructor license, must be currently licensed as a Nebraska esthetician
  • Graduated from an Instructor program in a school of cosmetology or school of esthetics
    - 925 hours beyond the program of cosmetology/esthetics
 
Foreign Trained:
  • Is at least 17 years old
  • Graduated from high school or equivalent (GED)
  • Passed the NIC written examination (English version)
  • Current license/official recognition showing the right to practice in a foreign country or at least
    5 years of practice within the 8 years immediately prior to making application

FEES:
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