Georgia Cosmetology License Requirements

Below are the requirements on how to get a Georgia cosmetology license, renew your license or if you need to transfer your cosmetology license in Georgia to a different state. If you have questions or issues about these requirements for cosmetology, you can contact the Georgia state board of cosmetology.

Apply For Georgia Cosmetology License

Must be at least 17 years of age and must be of good moral character.

Georgia Cosmetology School Hours

Type Requirements
Cosmetologist License 1500 Hours / 3000 Hours Apprenticeship
Esthetician License 1000 Hours / 2000 Hours Apprenticeship
Nail Technician License 525 Hours / 2050 Hours Apprenticeship
Barber License 1500 Hours / 3000 Hours Apprenticeship
Cosmetology Instructor License License + 750 Hours + Written/practical Exam
Massage Therapist License 500 Hours

Georgia Cosmetology License Renewal

Georgia beauty practitioner licenses must be renewed every 2 years, in those years they must be renewed by March 31 of even numbered years. The cost to renew your license is $50. Georgia requires you to complete 5 cosmetology continuing education hours during each period to renew.

Georgia Cosmetology License Reciprocity

If you need to transfer your licenses from other states then you must submit a reciprocity application to the Georgia board of cosmetology, verification of licensure in your home state, and proof of your cosmetology training hours. The board reviews all applications for transfer. Reciprocity is normally granted to applicants who have current cosmetology, nail technician or esthetician licenses from other states or countries where there are similar education and licensure requirements that are equal to Georgia.