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State Requirements For Georgia

Georgia State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Georgia State Board of Cosmetology
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (844) 753-7825
Fax: (478) 207-1442

License Type Required:
Nail Technician

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes Mobile Salon soley to serve physically disabled persons in their homes

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Where similar reciprocity is extended to Georgia and where licensure requirements are substantially equal to those in Georgia.

Reciprocity denied to licensees from CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, OR, MI, NY, Puerto Rico, and SC.

Examination Languages:
Translators are not permitted

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Must ensure licensed person is in salon during business hours

CEU Required? Yes
Number Of Hours: 5 hours per renewal period
License Renewal: Aug. 31, odd years,

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
In order to renew a license, each licensee must provide to the Board proof of completion a total of five (5) continuing education (CE) hours in a form acceptable to the Board as follows:

Three (3) hours of the total five (5) hours must be satisfied by a course in health and safety developed or approved by the Board. A health and safety course or program that meets or exceeds the three (3) hours that has been developed and offered through a college, university department, or division of continuing education of the Department of Education, the Technical College System of Georgia, the Board of Regents, or The American Red Cross may be accepted by the Board without prior approval; and

Two (2) hours of the total five (5) hours must be in a course previously registered with the Board in any of the following areas:
(i) industry or trade show;
(ii) health and safety;
(iii) industry trends;
(iv) computer skills;
(v) business management;
(vi) the area of practice for the type of license held by the licensee.
If audited, the licensee shall submit written proof from the CE provider of attendance and/or completion of each CE course submitted for credit.

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