Idaho Cosmetology License Requirements

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

Apply For Idaho Cosmetology License

Must be at least 16.5 years of age and must have finished at least two years of high school or equivalent.

Idaho Cosmetology School Hours

Type Requirements
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

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.