Apply For Nebraska Cosmetology License

The Nebraska cosmetology license requirements. If you are trying to obtain a license for cosmetologist, esthetician, electrologist or nail technician in Nebraska students must complete the requirements listed below set by the Nebraska 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 Nebraska cosmetology license.

Nebraska Cosmetology License Requirements
Must be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. You must also complete a basic first aid class.

Nebraska Beauty School Hours
Cosmetologist License: 2100 Hours
Barber License: Contact The Board Of Barbering
Esthetician License: 600 Hours
Nail Technician License: 300 Hours
Electrologist License: 600 Hours
Permanent Makeup License: 4 Hours
Cosmetology Instructor License: Cosmetology License + 925 Hours
Massage Therapist License: 1000 Hours

Nebraska Cosmetology License Renewal
Nebraska cosmetology license renewal happens every 2 years at the end of December for all cosmetologists and nail technicians. Estheticians renew every two years at the end of September. The cost to renew beauty practitioner licenses is $118. Nebraska requires 8 hours of cosmetology continuing education to renew all licenses.

Nebraska Cosmetology License Reciprocity (Change or Transfer)
To transfer your home state cosmetology license to Nebraska you must have at least 2100 training hours completed and a state board issued exam from your home state. Work experience or additional training hours in Nebraska may be considered if you don't have 2100 training hours from your home state. The cost to transfer your license to Nebraska is $95.