The Idaho cosmetology license requirements. If you are trying to obtain a license for cosmetology, electrology, esthetics or nail technology in Idaho students must complete the requirements listed below set by the Idaho 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 Idaho cosmetology license.
Idaho Cosmetology License Requirements
Must be at least 16.5 years of age and must have finished at least two years of high school or equivalent.
Idaho Beauty School Hours
Cosmetologist License: 2000 Hours / 4000 Apprenticeship
Hairstylist License: 900 Hours
Esthetician License: 600 Hours / 1200 Apprenticeship
Nail Technician License: 400 Hours / 800 Apprenticeship
Barber Stylist License: 1800 Hours
Barber License: 900 Hours
Electrologist License: 800 Hours
Cosmetology Instructor License: Cosmetology License + Work Experience + Student Training
Work Experience <2 Years - 1000 Hours Student Teaching
Work Experience 2-5 Years - 500 Hours Student Teaching
Work Experience 5+ Years In Last 7 Years - Can Apply For License
Massage Therapist License: 500 Hours
Idaho Cosmetology License Renewal
Idaho requires license renewal every year by your birthday. The annually cost to renew is $20. At this time it is not a requirement for cosmetology continuing education hours to renew your license but it is highly recommended to stay current in this industry.
Idaho Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Change or Transfer)
Idaho does not do licensure through reciprocity. To be able to transfer your cosmetology license from your home state to Idaho and also be eligible for licensure by endorsement you must show that you have had an active license in your home state for 3 of the last 5 years, show that you've taken a practical and written exam, meet Idaho training requirements, qualify for endorsement, be at least 16 1/2 years old and have a 10th grade education.
If this is not met you must take the Idaho cosmetology exam and you may be required to take additional training hours to meet the Idaho cosmetology license minimum. Work experience counts at a rate of 200 credit hours per year of real life work experience. The cost to transfer your license is $85.