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
|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.