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State Requirements For Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology
2601 N. Third St., PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2649
Phone: (717) 783-7130
Fax: (717) 705-5540

License Type Required:
Nail Technician

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes must meet specific requirements

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Reciprocity with all states except Alabama, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Jersey, New
Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia; must have two years licensed employment experience.

Examination Languages:
English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
A licensed nail technician may operate a salon limited to that practice. Booth rentals are prohibited.

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Jan. 31, even years

Is Skin Cutting Allowed? n/a

Additional Information:
MMA has been prohibited in one manner or another in this state.

Prohibited can mean:
A law or rule has been passed prohibiting MMA use.
The technician and/or shop will receive a written/verbal warning possibly after a consumer complaint or inspection by state officials.
A fine may be accessed if a violation occurs.

The state abides by the FDA guidelines.

Please see the state's web site for more specific information and/or contact them directly.


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