Apply For Arizona Cosmetology License

The Arizona cosmetology license requirements. If you are trying to obtain a license for aesthetics, cosmetology or nail technology in Arizona students must complete the requirements listed below set by the Arizona Board of Cosmetology. If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this page then we suggest to contact the state board of cosmetology. They can help answer general questions about applying for an Arizona cosmetology license.

Arizona Cosmetology License Requirements
Must at least have a 10th grade education or equivalent.

Prospective Instructors might be able to challenge the Arizona board of cosmetology by showing proof they have 5 years of licensed work experience in the past 10 years along with taking the exam to get licensed as an instructor.

Arizona Beauty School Hours
Cosmetologist License: 1600 Hours
Barber License: 1500 Hours
Esthetician License: 600 Hours
Nail Technician License: 600 Hours
Electrologist License: 500 Hours
Cosmetology Instructor License: Cosmetology License For 1 Year + 650 Hours
Esthetician Instructor License: Esthetician License For 1 Year + 500 Hours
Nail Technology Instructor License: Nail Technician License For 1 Year + 350 Hours
Massage Therapist License: 700 Hours

Arizona Cosmetology License Renewal
If you have an Arizona cosmetology license you must renew annually, which is every year before your birthday. The cost to renew your Arizona Beauty license is $30. It is not required for you to complete continuing education hours in beauty school to renew your Arizona cosmetology license, though it is recommended to keep current in this industry.

Arizona Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Change or Transfer)
If you are coming from another state, licensure in Arizona may be done through their license for license reciprocity program or by taking the Arizona Board Exam. This process requires an application to be filled out for reciprocity and an explanation of licensure requirements. The Arizona Board Of Cosmetology states that a person is entitled to receive a cosmetologist, nail technician or aesthetician license if the following is met:

1. You pay the required fees.
2. You submit an application to the board for cosmetologist, esthetician or nail tech license.
3. You submit evidence that you are licensed in another state or country, OR you graduated from a school that offers cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology courses substantially similar to Arizona's requirements and that you passed the board approved cosmetology exams.

There are situations where there are other requirements, in this case we suggest you contact the Arizona State Board Of Cosmetology to verify the requirements to change or transfer your cosmetology license (reciprocity).