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State Requirements For Tennessee

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology License Requirements

Contact Information:
Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology
500 James Robertson Pkwy., Room 130
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0565
Phone: (615) 741-2241
Fax: (615) 741-6470

License Type Required:

School Hours Required:

Home Salons Legal? Yes

Mobile Salons Legal? Yes in a nursing home, hospital, funeral establishment, or physically disabled person’s residence

Reciprocity/Licensure By Endorsement:
Must meet required classroom hours or provide a five-year work history. State Board requires an NIC theory and practical exam.

Examination Languages:

Licensing/Ownership Restrictions:
Must have licensed manicurist, at least 18 years old, who will serve as manager of the shop.

CEU Required? No
Number Of Hours: n/a
License Renewal: Date of issuance, every 2 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.

email: Ask.TDCI@TN.Gov

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