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State Requirements For Minnesota

Minnesota State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Minnesota Board of Barber and Cosmetologist Examiners
1000 University Avenue West, Suite 100
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Phone: (651) 201-2742
Fax: (612) 649-5702

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? No

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Must have 350 hours of instruction (missing hours may be made up in a Minnesota school) and pass written exam. Reciprocity may be granted to currently licensed applicants who pass the Minnesota Board Exam and who have at least 1800 hours of licensed experience within the last three years.

Examination Languages:

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Must designate a manager who has a cosmetologist or manicurist manager license; manager may not manage more than one salon at a time.

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Dec. 31, every 3 years. Licensee must work at least 1,800 hours during each 3-year term or must attend 40 hours refresher courses.)

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
An applicant must have at least a twelfth grade education or a G.E.D. Electrology is not licensed by the State but may be regulated by the local municipality.


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